DiCaprio & Clinton Get Eco-Friendly

Leo keen to be green after Beach furore

by Willow Green |
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Amidst the tide of alleged environmental abuses that surrounded the filming of his latest movie the Beach, Leonardo DiCaprio’s decision to jump on board the Earth Day 2000 celebrations could be seen as an attempt to reaffirm his green credentials. The actor interviewed President Clinton this weekend for an ABC television special to air shortly after April 22, the 30th anniversary of the original Earth Day. White House spokesman Jake Siewert said that Clinton reviewed his policy on global warming and expressed his desire to make the Whitehouse more environmentally friendly, but no comment was available regarding DiCaprio’s lines of questioning. Allegations of environmental destruction were levelled at 20th Century Fox who made The Beach when locals claimed the enclave of Ko Phi Phi Le in Thailand had been ruined during the shooting of the film. 20th Century Fox, which bankrolled The Beach, is reportedly at great pains to prevent their new project Cast Away, which stars Tom Hanks and was filmed on the Fijian island of Monuriki, from attracting similar criticism.

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