And Kate Winslet:
You know, I often admire and love writers and actors more than people who do other jobs. The main difference in 'knowing' a writer and an actor is, when reading several books by a writer you enter his world, his mind, his soul, you know his thinking, views, opinions, but don't know his personality, behaviour, manner... whereas when watching an actor on the screen and in shows, interviews, press conferences, observing him, listening to him, you don't enter his mind but may have an idea about how he is and what kind of person he is in life (since an actor, no matter how excellent at playing a role and creating a public image, always shows some parts of his personality). Therefore, so far I think Leo seems to be a very nice, adorable guy.
It should be reminded that Daniel Day-Lewis said no to Steven Spielberg several times and it was Leonardo DiCaprio that persuaded him to play Lincoln.
Daniel mentioned and thanked him here: http://youtu.be/bsaeX-Y_fhc?t=1m26s
I also like him very much as an actor. Even though he hasn't reached the level of Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, etc. and can't be called great yet, I love the fact that he has ambition, works hard, takes the opportunities as well as looks for opportunities, chooses good roles and good films... Up till now he has worked with Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan... and I have never seen him in a truly bad film (I don't deny that "Django unchained" isn't exactly my favourite but I enjoyed it until about the last 45 minutes and though Tarantino's world ain't my cup of tea, the film itself is critically acclaimed and also popular). He has the right attitude. All those people like Adrien Brody, Johnny Depp... should look at him and be ashamed. Despite the fact that Leo hasn't had a performance that could beat those who won the Oscars, I believe he'll get 1 some day if he keeps working hard. Or he can, after working with a great many famous, talented film directors, become a film director himself and be like Ben Affleck.
(I think it should be said that while the Oscars are great and prestigious, Leonardo DiCaprio, even if he will not get any, will still be counted among the actors who will last. Cary Grant, no.2 male legend, never got an Oscar).