Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dad Has A Cameo In Licorice Pizza

The Oscar winner’s father made a cameo in Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age film Licorice pizza – and it turned out he was perfect for the role.

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“Haven’t seen it yet, but my father, George DiCaprio, made a cameo in a Paul Thomas Anderson film! Today was a good day, ”revealed Leonardo ET.

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In the film, George plays Mr. Jack, the owner of a wig shop that sells waterbeds. And according to Leo, George actually did that in his career!

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“He’s been selling waterbeds in real life,” Leo shared with ET.

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How George got the role, Paul says he met George before and that came to mind when describing the character.

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“I took a picture of a guy who owned a wig shop that sold these waterbeds and I couldn’t pinpoint it. I kept saying, ‘Who do I know who looks like this?’ And like a flash of lightning, I remember that ‘Leo’s father looks exactly like this,’ ”Paul told dem New York Times.

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He continued, “So I found him and asked if he was ever interested in a movie. He said, ‘Sure.'”

It wasn’t until he described the character to George that he learned that he actually owned a waterbed company called Foggy Bottom.

“It was one of those things. I said, ‘Well, you’re the right man for the job,'” Paul concluded.

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Licorice pizza is now available in select cities and everywhere on Christmas Day.

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