Leonardo DiCaprio can be surprising. While visiting the website Punk Globe recently, he read a story about underground comic book artist S. Clay Wilson. It so happens Leonardo’s father George was a comic book writer and underground comic distributor on the West Coast, and Leo remembered Wilson as a friend of his father. The story documented Wilson’s debilitating fall in 2008 and traumatic brain injury and resulting financial dilemma. Immediately Leo pulled out his check book and sent Wilson’s family a generous four figure check to help out.


Posted by Janet on June 27, 2010

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  1. By Sally
    On June 27, 2010 at

    Even though Leo seems to hate press and photogs and has the most complicated relationships, he seems like a sweet guy. I remember reading a while back that he did something similar, but can’t remember the details. He keeps his charitable endeavors under wraps so you know he’s pretty sincere about his donations.

  2. By Patricia
    On June 27, 2010 at

    Leo bought many computers for the Los Feliz library in Los Angeles—-located in his former neighborhood. He’s always been thoughtful and charitable and so is his mom, Irmelin.

  3. By dee cee
    On June 28, 2010 at

    Aw.. meanwhile his other fortune and fund raising investments from your pocket goes to promote communist slavery of the one world order and false global warming taxes and limitations for everyone but the leaders and elite; because he gets a cut being heavily invested in it becoming law. You waste food and material resources you creepy peasants. CO2 is bad.. quit breathing, you untalented low lifes, and always abort; quit wanting to eat food, don’t breathe I say; so the plants you farm and and animals you consume will die and not waste so much time creating oxygen to keep more poor uncreative rich people alive is his philosphy.

  4. By captain america
    On June 28, 2010 at


  5. By Bill Richman
    On June 28, 2010 at

    What’s he doing reading Punk Globe?

  6. By Reta
    On June 28, 2010 at

    dee cee: Huh?

  7. By clementine
    On June 28, 2010 at

    I like that Leo does things behind the scenes w/out pimping himself out through People magazine. Lots of actors are decent, giving people (Sandra Bullock for instance) and I appreciate hearing about these kind acts. Thanks Janet!

  8. By Kylie
    On June 29, 2010 at

    He’s a bit of an odd cat, nice sometimes, assholish other times. But he’s a good actor whose films don’t disappoint so I’ll put up with it….for now.

  9. By Indy
    On June 29, 2010 at

    I never liked him too much….except for “Titanic”. There were many dangerous scenes in there, by his admission and also James Cameron, the guru. This is the only time I’ve seen him in a movie. I don’t understand the relationship with Bar Rafaeli, is it on or off. Do something, Leo, please.

  10. By Lorraine Chamberlain
    On June 29, 2010 at

    Leonardo wrote a witty introduction to Wilson’s “The Collected Checkered Demon Vol1” in 1997, proving he is a good writer as well as a great actor. His father, George, has been a repeated donor to Wilson’s Trust, proving he is a generous and loyal friend. The Trust has been growing slowly, and we couldn’t have made it without the DiCaprio’s thoughtfulness.I am thrilled to discover that Leo read my piece in Punk Globe! PG has been such an incredible help with getting the word out about Wilson. I look forward to receiving Leo’s check and depositing it in the Trust. I hope others will read the Punk Globe article and find it in their hearts to help in any way they can with Wilson’s ongoing needs.
    And thanks to MsCharlton for mentioning it on this site. I am so grateful, since his condition will be lifelong, and we will always need help.

  11. By right
    On June 30, 2010 at

    Leo probably has his decent moments.

  12. By Reta
    On June 30, 2010 at

    I didn’t dig him too much as Howard Hughes in that movie about Hughes’ life (was it The Aviator?). I didn’t for a second believe he was anybody OTHER than Leo, and certainly NOT Howard Hughes who looked completely different than Leo. Why they picked him to play Howard I’ll never understand because they aren’t anything alike in looks. I think if you’re going to play a real person, try to get someone who resembles that person very much. The same thing with casting Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn…hahahahaha..NO WAY did I believe her for a SECOND! Cate is HUGE compared to Katherine, and has a giant nose too. Katherine had fine features, not the peasant features that Blanchett has. Whoever put that movie together should have been fired and never got another job doing casting!


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