…for services to travel (at least). Did you know that he single-handedly boosted tourism in Thailand by 19%? Here’s how Leo squeezed in being one of the world’s most successful travel agents while churning out those Oscar-nominated performances…
Leo starred in that quite well-known film Titanic and became the King of the World.
Shortly after, Leomania officially began. This was a period of time in the 90’s when people were completely obsessed with Leo in a really stalkerish and hysterical way.
His next massive mainstream movie was The Beach. And thanks to Leomania, millions flocked to see the film. It made a cool $144 mil.
After scouring the globe, filmmakers had picked the Koh Phi Phi Islands in Thailand to represent paradise. And, of course, everyone wanted to see it for themselves. Just look at the video below and you’ll see why.
Tourism in Thailand saw a 19% increase after the film was released and it’s all thanks to Leo (sort of).
Now, Academy, please just give him an Oscar.