Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio had a rocky time when they first worked together on What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, but one rumor says that they still haven’t buried the hatchet. The report claims that the two stars are straight-up “at war.” Gossip Cop looked into the story.
Johnny Depp Was ‘Threatened’ By DiCaprio’s Talent?“Hollywood Bad Boys At War!” shouted Woman’s Day. According to the magazine, Depp and Dicaprio have been at odds “for more than 25 years,” and their distaste for one another has only grown in the time since they first worked together nearly three decades ago. Pointing to Depp’s past admission of “torturing” the young DiCaprio on the film, the outlet reported that “the famous film stars have taken their bitter feud well and truly to the next level!” “They haven’t liked each other since…Johnny recognised Leo’s talent and he just felt threatened. It only made matters worse when Leo was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Johnny didn’t even get a look in,” an anonymous insider explained. The magazine argued that after Depp’s legal battle against a British tabloid revealed that he’d apparently nicknamed DiCaprio “pumpkin-head” at one point, it’s gotten worse. “As Leo became more famous, his rift was forgotten — but not from Johnny’s side. Over the years, he has refused to watch Leo’s films and made it really awkward for all their mutual friends.” Likewise, DiCaprio is supposedly turning up the heat on Depp. “Leo’s reputation is much more powerful than Johnny’s now,” the source concluded, with one final serious note:
Johnny’s messed with the wrong guy!