Deconstructing Leo

What the men don't get, the teen girls understand

Thanks in large part, it is said, to the patronage of teenage girls, Leonardo DiCaprio recently pulled off the unprecedented feat of starring in two films virtually tied for No. 1 at the box office, Titanic and his just released The Man in the Iron Mask. Leo, as the 23-year-old is known to friends and true fans, is also the subject of four quickie books currently on various New York Times best-seller lists. Explains Bari Nan Cohen, who as entertainment editor of YM is well-versed in teen idoldom: "A lot of girls would go see Leo open a paper bag right...

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