by Christopher Freeburn | January 15, 2013 2:25 pm
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is willing to pay to get what he wants, but is also willing to compromise as well. When it comes to charity, that is.
The star of Titanic, Inception and Gangs of New York found himself in a bidding war for a dinner with former President Bill Clinton with an unnamed woman at a charity event to aid Haiti’s poor, hosted by fellow actor Sean Penn. When he was outbid, DiCaprio offered to combine the bids. The woman agreed and she, DiCaprio and a guest, and Clinton will sit down for a dinner which cost the Hollywood star and his rival $200,000 each, the New York Daily News notes.
DiCaprio was outbid for another item at the celebrity auction. Roberta Armani paid $240,000 to snatch the “Explore Bhutan” travel package out of DiCaprio’s grasp.
The benefit brought in $4 million to help rebuild Haiti, which has long struggled with poverty, and was shattered by a major earthquake that killed more than 200,000 in 2010.
Other attendees included Daniel Craig, Harvey Weinstein, Richard Gere, Anderson Cooper and Barry Diller.
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