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Leonardo DiCaprio declined offer to do ‘Hocus Pocus’

Leonardo DiCaprio declined the offer to star in 'Hocus Pocus' 'Hocus Pocus', in hopes of bagging a chance to do 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'. (AP Photo) Leonardo DiCaprio declined the offer to star in 'Hocus Pocus' 'Hocus Pocus', in hopes of bagging a chance to do 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'. (AP Photo)
Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Posted: February 15, 2014 9:53 am

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio says he declined a lucrative offer to star in hit 1993 film ‘Hocus Pocus’ in hopes of bagging a chance to do ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’.

The 39-year-old actor said he had not even auditioned for Lasse Hallstrom’s drama when ‘Hocus Pocus’ came his way with a lucrative offer. However, he rejected it in hopes to play Johnny Depp’s mentally-handicapped brother in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’, reported Variety.

“I don’t know where the hell I got the nerve (to turn down Hocus Pocus). You live in an environment where you’re influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron’s hot,” DiCaprio said.

“But if there’s one thing I’m very proud of, it’s being a young man who was sticking to my guns,” he added.

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