42-year-old ‘Before the Flood’ actor Leonardo DiCaprio is giving back the Oscar won by Marlon Brando for the 1954 movie ‘The Waterfront’ back to the government!
DiCaprio received the Oscar from the company that produced ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ – Red Granite Productions, as a gift on his 38th birthday. However it’s been found that the movies made by Red Granite Productions came from stolen Malaysian money and even some of the artwork purchased and given to Leo as gifts were bought using STOLEN MONEY!
DiCaprio has voluntarily surrendered the Oscar and artwork to the government for investigation. DiCaprio’s rep says: “Last July, upon hearing of the government’s civil action against certain parties involved in the making of The Wolf of Wall Street, Mr. DiCaprio‘s representatives—working under his instruction—initiated contact with the Department of Justice. This effort was to determine if there were any gifts or charitable donations originating from the parties named in the civil complaint, and to offer the return of any such gifts or donations with the aid and instruction of the government. Prior to the government’s filing of the civil pleading… Mr. DiCaprio initiated return of these items, which were received and accepted by him for the purpose of being included in an annual charity auction to benefit his eponymous foundation. He has also returned an Oscar originally won by Marlon Brando, which was given to Mr. DiCaprio as a set gift by Red Granite to thank him for his work on The Wolf of Wall Street. Mr. DiCaprio is grateful for the support of the government in this effort, and continues to hope that justice is done in this matter.”