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Leonardo DiCaprio adds ‘Messenger of Peace’ to his resume

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Ah, Leonardo DiCaprio. The critically acclaimed former child star who’s collected as many Oscar nods as he has supermodel girlfriends. The 39-year-old confirmed bachelor who loves a good super yacht just about as much as he loves the ocean he’s partying on.

But whatever the seeming contradictions, DiCaprio is a man of conviction.

Case in point: The United Nations just named DiCaprio its latest “Messenger of Peace,” a hefty title that doesn’t come with a diamond tiara. (At least we don’t think it does.)

On Tuesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement, “Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message.” 

Messengers of Peace are tapped from the arts, entertainment and sports fields to use their high profiles and global connections to spread the U.N.’s message.

After pledging a total of $10 million to marine conservation efforts through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, we’d say the “Wolf of Wall Street” star has more than proven his celebvocate cred.

I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history – it is a moment for action,” said DiCaprio in the statement. “How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet.”

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