Letters: Mar. 13, 2000

Leo Up Close

"Thanks to Joel Stein's smug report on DiCaprio, I have more compassion for celebrities and less for the paparazzi." DON AVIROM Peace River, Alta.

In his report on wunderkind actor (sort of) Leonardo DiCaprio [CINEMA, Feb. 21], Joel Stein managed in the nicest possible way not only to inform and entertain us but also to give the subject enough room to hang himself. DiCaprio is silly, shallow, ill informed about subjects he pontificates on, and very, very young--intellectually and emotionally. But these are not indictable offenses. DiCaprio has shown himself to be a fine young actor in some...

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