1. This is DiCaprio & Maguire’s first starring role together as BFFs…
When the two stars were young, they found themselves auditioning for roles opposite one another. Quickly, the duo struck up a fast friendship and made an informal pact to help each other get parts in their movies/TV shows/other projects. While DiCaprio went on to be handpicked by Robert De Niro for 1993’s This Boy’s Life (coincidentally, the character was named “Toby), Maguire got a part as one of Toby’s friends.
The Great Gatsby marks the first time the BFFs shared top billing on a film together. Our hope is that it won’t be the last time. You can watch the man who plays Jay Gatsby talk about growing up on screen in the video below: