Leonardo Dicaprio, through his foundation, donated $2 Million to Ocean %, an international funder’s collaborative. This is in order to stop set up marine reserves and stop over fishing in the five oceans of the world.
The funds will be used in projects creating vast protected zones in the Artic and Pacific Islands while enhancing also fisheries enforcement in Central America, the United States, and Europe. The contribution of Leonardo Dicaprio advanced efforts to protect Antarctica, created a vast marine monument in remote Pacific waters of the USA, and supported the protection of threatened shark populations.
Leonardo Dicaprio said that, with the funds, they are making more impactful, smarter investments for the future of our planet. He is supporting the projects of Ocean 5 because they are improving directly ocean health by creating marine reserves and stopping over fishing.
Kristian Parker, the chairman of the Geneva-based Oak Foundation, said that the foundation of Leonardo Dicaprio is a valued partner of Ocean 5 and the personal commitment of the actor is phenomenal since he brings enormous enthusiasm and energy to the work of the foundation for the oceans.
According to the chairman and founder of the California-based Waitt Foundation, Ted Waitt, Dicaprio and his foundation are bringing a strategic attention to helping coastal communities protect biodiversity. The funds will help in the development of future initiatives and will support directly local organizations working to strengthen controls on illegal fishing and to create marine reserves. The Dicaprio’s fund supported also a group of 6 organizations working successfully to secure new global trade restrictions for endangered sharks and an international group of organizations seeking to create largest protected zones of the world in the waters around Antarctica.
Leonardo Dicaprio said that about 250 million years ago, a cataclysmic extinction event extinguished life from our planet and this event could happen again. The celebrity was saying this in a documentary of four series about climate change directed by the director of the 11th Hour film, Leila Conners.
The actor said that a man ade climate change could extinct almost all life on our planet. The documentary talks about the Permian Mass Extinction that took place 250 million years ago and 95% of all life on the earth were wiped out by an extinction event. According to scientists featuring in the film, the cause of this extinction was a fast global warming.
The documentary states that the planet is about to face the same situation once again due to the addiction of modern societies to burning fossil fuels that release big amount of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. During the Permian, these grasses released by volcanic eruptions warmed the oceans and led to the release of methane that triggered global warming.
Dr. Michael Benton of the University of Bristol said that no matter the origin of carbon dioxide, whether from a volcano or from human activity, the end effect is the same for the atmosphere. Leonardo Dicaprio says that in order to end this process, the world community must work together, step forward, and take decisive action. For responding to climate change, Dicaprio call for the largest movement in human history since it can mean the survival of mankind.
This year will see the talented Rebecca Gibney in a new murder mystery drama named Winter. In 2014, the actress played the role of a cop in the TV movie, The Killing Field. For this New Year, the celebrity will be back on Australian TV screens as Detective Sergeant Eve Winter in the new show of channel Seven, Winter
The series is based around the mysterious separate murders of 2 young women with similar tattoos on the same night. The fifty years old actress reprised her character, alongside Aussie actor Peter O’Brien, who comes back also from the TV film in his role as Inspector Lachlan McKenzie, the love interest and former boss of detective Eve. Chloe Boreham and Liam McIntyre rejoin also the cast in addition of a new face, Matt Nable.
The New Zealand born actress is leading the case in this trailer portraying a very sinister and dark show with a slow eerie song playing underneath. Gun point, chase downs, heated arguments, and crime scenes fill the film. Winter is now among the most highly anticipated shows of Channel Seven for this New Year.
This is the first time for Rebecca Gibney to come back to an Australian TV series since the unbelievable successful drama-comedy named Packed To The rafters. In this drama, the actress the role of Julie Rafter, the mother made her appearance in all 122 episodes of the film during the five years of its running.
Rebecca Gibney was nominated also for Most Popular Actress at the Australian Logie Awards in all five seasons and she won twice the prize including winning the Gold Logie award in 2009.
Leonardo Dicaprio is known as being picky with his roles but he does pick those roles very well. The actor rejected popular role as Robin in Batman Forever but played darker and grittier roles such as his appearances in Basketball Diaries and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. He gained his status of superstar when he played the role of Jack Dawson in the Titanic of James Cameron which also starred Kate Winslet. He worked with her ten years later in Revolutionary Road of Sam Mendes.
Other fans started appreciating the role of the mature Leonardo Dicaprio as he hits his forties. He played great roles in numerous movies but among them, there are five best Dicaprio movies of recent times on satellite TV. In the Aviator, Martin Scorsese describes a strong picture of old Hollywood about testing new planes and starting airlines. This HD picture is still winning new fans on TV.
In Blood Diamond, Leonardo Dicaprio embraces the dark side in a big way. While looking for priceless diamonds in war-torn sections of Africa, Leo must face the realities of what his business is doing to people.
The cast of the movie The Departed will excite any film fan. Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson are all present in this movie and it is difficult to say who has the better performance since the movie ends with the doppelgangers Dicaprio and Damon.
In the Revolutionary Road, Dicaprio and Kate Winslet provide interesting subplots and enough drama to keep the action moving. When Mark Ruffalo and Dicaprio hit Shutter Island, a mere police procedural picture becomes more interesting.
Born Leonardo Wilhelm Dicaprio on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, Leo is celeb for his selection of big roles which he has won numerous awards for. His most notable roles include his breakthrough performance in Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Romeo + Juliet, Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Departed, This Boy’s Life and his most latest movie, Revolutionary Road.
Leonardo Dicaprio has been nominated in all major award giving bodies including Academy Awards, SG, and BAFTA. Many people know him as being full of spirit and zest. His parents named after the great Leonardo Da Vinci. His mother was admiring one of Da Vinci painting when her baby kicked her while still in her womb.
Leo does not have siblings since his parents divorced when he was just a year old. He is half-Italian and half-German. These two backgrounds influence greatly his upbringing. He liked collecting comic books and baseball cards, and visiting museums. When he was at school he was known to be less concentrating on his studies and more interested in entertaining his classmates. He began acting at five years old for the TV show Romper Room. However, he did not last long in the show because of his uncontrollable attitude on set. Many auditions rejected him until he starred in educational movies and obscure advertisements when he was fourteen years old.
After numerous guest appearances on several TV shows, Leonardo got his big break through the role of Tobias Wolff in the movie This Boy’s life.