Leonardo DiCaprio’s Cannes Film Festival Appearance
Leonardo DiCaprio graced the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week for the premiere of his highly anticipated film “Killers of the Flower Moon,” directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie has already garnered significant attention and is being touted as an Oscar contender, with DiCaprio considered a frontrunner for the Best Actor award. Keeping a low profile, the actor arrived at the amfAR Cannes gala accompanied by his mother, both dressed elegantly for the black-tie dinner. DiCaprio donned a baseball cap, while his mother, Irmelin, looked radiant in a yellow gown.
Damien Hirst’s Portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio Fetches $1.3 Million
A remarkable moment unfolded at the amfAR Cannes gala as Damien Hirst’s portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio went under the hammer, ultimately selling for an impressive $1.3 million. Captured in a video shared on Twitter, the auction showcased Leonardo’s mother, Irmelin, recording the electrifying moment as the vibrant painting attracted enthusiastic bids. Irmelin’s joy and excitement were evident as the final amount was announced, marking a significant achievement for both the artist and the actor.
Highlights of the amfAR Cannes Gala
The amfAR Cannes gala, hosted by Queen Latifah, saw a star-studded gathering of renowned personalities, including Eva Longoria and James Marsden. The event was further elevated by captivating musical performances from Gladys Knight, Halsey, and Adam Lambert. The latter paid tribute to the legendary Tina Turner with a rendition of the Queen song “Who Wants to Live Forever.” Leonardo DiCaprio, joined by his close friend Tobey Maguire, was spotted in the VIP area, enjoying the evening’s festivities. The actor bid adieu to the gala at 1:30 am, leaving behind an atmosphere of philanthropic success and entertainment.