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Entertainment Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad George Lands a Cameo in 'Licorice Pizza'

00:22  04 december  2021
00:22  04 december  2021 Source:   etonline.com

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How Leonardo DiCaprio ’ s father landed a cameo role in ‘ Licorice Pizza ’. Leonardo DiCaprio ’ s dad George is getting into the acting biz just like his famous son. The 47-year-old’s father scored a fun cameo role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest project, “ Licorice Pizza .” George portrays a water bed salesman in the comedy-drama. New York Times writer Kyle Buchanan tweeted an outtake from an interview he recently conducted with the director which revealed how George came to be in the flick.

Leonardo DiCaprio ' s father, George , landed a fun cameo role in " Licorice Pizza " after the film's director, Paul Anderson, remembered that the elder DiCaprio "looks exactly like" what he had in mind. The 47-year-old actor's father portrays a waterbed salesman in the comedy-drama, which was released on Nov. 26. For the role of waterbed entrepreneur "Mr. Jack," Anderson pictured an image of an eccentric hippie who also sells wigs as his main source of income.

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Licorice Pizza director Paul Thomas Anderson is revealing how Leonardo DiCaprio's father, George, ended up with a cameo in his coming-of-age film. New York Times journalist Kyle Buchanan took to Twitter and posted quotes from the director that didn't make his published article, and it's a good thing he did because it produced quite the comical nugget.

Leonardo DiCaprio with his father George and Martin Scorsese in January at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Getty © Getty Leonardo DiCaprio with his father George and Martin Scorsese in January at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Getty

"I created a picture of a guy who owned a wig shop that sold these water beds, and I couldn't put my finger on it," Anderson said. "I kept saying, 'Who do I know that looks like this?'"

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Leonardo DiCaprio ’ s dad George is getting into the acting biz just like his famous son. The 47-year-old’s father scored a fun cameo . The 47-year-old’s father scored a fun cameo role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest project, “ Licorice Pizza .” George portrays a water bed salesman in the comedy-drama. New York Times writer Kyle Buchanan tweeted an outtake from an interview he recently conducted with the director which revealed how George came to be in the flick.

Then, Anderson says it hit him.

"And like a bolt of lightning, I remember, like 'Leo's dad looks exactly like this,'" Anderson explained. "So I tracked him down, asked him if he'd ever be interested in being in a film. He said, 'Sure.'"

Anderson said he went on to break it all down to George, prompting Leo's dad to say, "Sounds great. Did Leo tell you that I owned a water bed company?' It was called Foggy Bottom."

Licorice Pizza, out in theaters now, stars Philip Seymour Hoffman's son, Cooper, Alana Haim, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper and Benny Safdie.

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The “Titanic” star’ s dad George is getting into the acting biz just like his famous son…

After the film’s director, Paul Anderson, realized that Leonardo DiCaprio ’ s father, George , “looked just like” what he had in mind, the elder DiCaprio scored a fun cameo role in “ Licorice Pizza .” In the comedy-drama, which was released on Nov. 26, the 47-year-old actor’s father plays a waterbed salesman. After racking his brain for an actor who would fit the bill, the film director remembered George and contacted him right away for the part. George landed a cameo role without the help of his Oscar-winning son, according to a tweet from New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan.

And George is no stranger to being an honored guest in Hollywood circles. Leo's known for bringing his parents to awards shows.

Leo's also spoken highly of his parents' support at a young age regardless of whatever dream he wanted to chase. The Oscar winner once told Parade, "My dad always told me, 'Go out there, son, and whatever you do, I don't care if you're successful or not, just have an interesting life.'"

Mission accomplished.

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