Spending a night with heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio may seem a far off dream to most, and maybe it is, but the Oscar winner made an offer that fans who want to support a great cause and gain a personal connection to the star can’t refuse.
While at amfAR’s 23rd annual Cinema Against AIDS event at the Cannes Film Festival, DiCaprio auctioned off a one-week stay at his Palm Springs estate. The trip on offer allows a stay for up to 12 guests, although “house rules” must be followed at all times. Dates that the gorgeous home was put on offer by Leo run from January 16, 2017, at 3 p.m. until January 23 at 10 a.m.
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As People relays, the prize put forth by the star was auctioned for 150,000 euros, which is equivalent to roughly $168,000.
Although guests who bid on this trip are to experience a week in a luxurious setting while being pampered like a celebrity, Leonardo made it clear that he would not be present at all during the stay. Interestingly enough, the prize offered by the star last year did involve a personal appearance and a dinner to complement.
People shares about the experience that DiCaprio offered at the 2015 gala.
“Despite seeming like an extravagant thing to auction, it’s not a far cry from The Revenant star’s past contributions, last year DiCaprio, 41, auctioned off a night out on a yacht with him that included dinner.”
Variety wrote about last year’s event that involved a number of offered prizes that involved personal experiences with celebrities. Leo was obviously one among those, along with Andreas Boccelli.
“DiCaprio also offered a package that included a night out on a yacht with him that sold for $280,000, while a home-cooked meal with 11 of your friends at Boccelli’s house went to two bidders at $1 million each.”
Although DiCaprio has been known for his playboy ways, the talent is also commended for his advocacy for various causes. Most notably, Leo has been a fervent advocate about the effects of climate change and what it is we should be doing to reverse the effects. The actor’s first Oscar speech involved the victor speaking mostly on this issue, as Variety shared.
“Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship to the natural world, the world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in reported history — our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It’s the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”
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DiCaprio has even had the opportunity to voice his concerns about climate change with the pope and has most recently made a speech at the United Nations over such concerns. Leonardo is a celebrity who seems elusive and mysterious, yet when it comes to what is important to him, he is not about shying away from the limelight. After 22 years of waiting to be awarded an Oscar, he finally got his sweet victory, and hopefully by doing his part, he can achieve success in curbing the horrific effects of climate change.
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