MIAMI – After breaking up with his model girlfriend Toni Garrn, actor Leonardo DiCaprio was seen leaving a South Beach nightclub with 20 women early Sunday morning. But as the news broke, reports also surfaced that Academy-Award winning actors bring home at least 30 women from clubs all over the country on any given night.
“What Mr. DiCaprio did, while impressive, was not the best performance we’ve seen,” said Gary Niles, head of the Hollywood Studies department at New York University. “Numerous studies have shown that Oscar winners routinely leave establishments with 30, sometimes 40 women without any effort whatsoever.”
Niles cited the prolific numbers of women attained by Jamie Foxx in 2006 (who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2004 for Ray) and Jack Nicholson in 1978 (who won in 1975 for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and in 1997 for As Good As It Gets) as just two examples that dwarf DiCaprio’s accomplishment in Miami.
“In those two years alone, both Foxx and Nicholson often left bars, restaurants, clubs, even grocery stores with upwards of 50 women,” Niles said. “They were drawn to the actors like flies to a bright light.”
It’s a phenomenon that Niles has studied for more than 25 years, and DiCaprio remains one of his best assets to examine.
“I’ve dedicated my life to the macking abilities of Hollywood’s finest actors,” Niles said. “And I’m sorry to say it, but until Mr. DiCaprio wins an Oscar, he’ll never be able to pull in the sheer volume of women that, say, F. Murray Abraham could if he wanted.”