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DiCaprio Enjoying His 'Unbelievable' Tesla Electric Roadster

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Leonardo DiCaprio is a fairly private person when it comes to the media — except when there’s a movie to promote. Thankfully, over the last couple months we’ve had two Leo flicks with Body of Lies and most recently, Revolutionary Road. From the press tour, we often get some great interviews — with this latest one from the UK Daily Mail no exception. Here are some highlights:

On the United States’ progress as a leader in green energy:

‘We are the most powerful country in the world and we haven’t made a tiptoe towards renewable technologies. We should be the ones paving the way, the ones other countries look up to. It makes me extremely sad.”

On President-elect Obama and the promise of green jobs:

“I was in Rome when Obama won the election. He represents a whole new era. Obama gets it that green technology and the economy go hand in hand, that we can build an industry that will create new jobs and economic growth and make us less reliant on foreign oil.”

On his new electric sports car — the Tesla Roadster:

“‘It’s my first sports car and it’s an unbelievable drive,’ he enthuses. “It’s scarily fast and it all happens with the flip of a switch, unlike a piston-driven engine that needs to build up momentum.”

For the rest of the interview — and to see how one might “bribe” the actor into sitting down for one — click here.

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