Cinema: In The Swim Again

A visit with Leonardo DiCaprio as he makes his new movie, The Beach, and it makes waves

Leonardo DiCaprio is fully dressed, shivering and gurgling in a large pool of icy-cold water and...wait a second, isn't this where we left off? Not quite. This time the 24-year-old Titanic star--the world's most famous young leading man--is submerged beneath a gushing waterfall in Thailand's Khao Yai National Park, an immense forest reserve crawling with tigers, leopards, elephants and pythons. A doctor also warns of leeches: real ones, not the Hollywood type. But it's 1999, not 1997, and there's more than just dangerous wildlife surrounding DiCaprio these days. His entire world has been saturated with changes since the last time he...

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