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DiCaprio used to be a breakdancer

1 of 1 Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese

Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed he was once an award-winning breakdancer before his acting career took off.

The 39-year-old Wolf of Wall Street star told ShortList magazine, "Before I was an actor, I was kind of a street breakdancer on my block. I actually won an award in Germany once for pop-locking."

He added that he was excited to still be able to bust a few of his old moves, "I was quite excited that I wasn't too arthritic and could still pull some of it off."

On his upcoming 40th birthday he explained that he does not dread the milestone anymore as 40 is no longer considered old in Hollywood. "I suppose 40 represents something different, but I've been thinking about 40 for so long that I'm prepared for it.

"It seems like the age barometer where you're still considered youthful is getting higher and higher. I'm going to hold on to that ideal as long as I can."

The Wolf of Wall Street is out in cinemas today, January 17.

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