Leonardo DiCaprio was undoubtedly the star attraction on Friday in the Paris climate change talks. Mayors from Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, Los Angeles and major cities around the globe gathered at the City Hall in Paris to discuss ways and roles to avert major climate catastrophes.

According to The New York Times, DiCaprio has been a strong advocate of reducing carbon footprints. He is also a part of a movement that urge asset managers and pension funds to divest from oil and gas and coal industries.

“Our future will hold greater prosperity and justice when we are free from the grip of fossil fuels. Now to get there, we must act. We must finally leave behind the inefficient technologies of another century and the business models that they have created,” DiCaprio told the mayors.

He told the world leaders that a global agreement has been in the making for 20 years. Probably, this time in Paris, they have understood the urgency to save the planet from climate change and will come up with something fruitful. He added that climate change is the most existential and fundamental threat to our species and has the capacity to render the planet unliveable. The consequences can be devastating.

“These leaders have met before. They met in Kyoto, they met in Copenhagen, and in cities on every continent, but each and every time, they have come up short. This time must be different, because we are fundamentally running out of time,” DiCaprio said in the meet.

Meanwhile, DiCaprio’s upcoming movie “The Revenant,” which is about to hit Australian theatres on Jan. 07, 2016, has been the subject of controversy. As per a Drudge Report, DiCaprio, has shot a scene of getting raped by a grizzly bear for the Alejandro González Iñárritu's adaptation of Michael Punke's harrowing book of the same name - “The Revenant.”

After the rumour mills went into overdrive and everybody started criticizing DiCaprio for the scene, Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox denyed any such scene in the movie and condemned the spurious claim, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

“As anyone who has seen the movie can attest, the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs … There is clearly no rape scene with a bear,” read a statement from Fox Studios.

The Guardian reports that DiCaprio’s “The Revenant” has also been the subject of controversy for many other reasons but the bear scene is probably too much to handle. The scene created a furore during its early screenings and some audience members reportedly left the cinemas as DiCaprio’s character Hugh Glass was brutally molested by the “Grizzly of Yellowstone.”

As per earlier reports, the filming descended into a “living hell” as actors were subjected to inhuman conditions and freezing temperatures. Multiple crew members couldn’t bear the conditions and quit. But DiCaprio didn’t budge. He slept on a horse carcass, jumped into icy waters courting hypothermia and ate raw bison flesh. The only thing the studio denied was the rape scene.

“I can name 30 or 40 sequences that were some of the most difficult things I've ever had to do. The truth is that I knew what I was getting into … This was a film that had been floating around for quite some time, but nobody was crazy enough to really take this on, DiCaprio said.

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