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Leonardo DiCaprio Challenges Stephen Harper To ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

You can now add a Hollywood heavyweight to the list of people calling for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio called on Canada's leader to take the plunge after he had a bucket of ice water dumped over his head, alongside the leaders of several Alberta First Nations.

DiCaprio, currently on tour in Alberta's oilsands, answered David Beckham's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while visiting Fort Chipewyan last Friday.

The star of "The Wolf of Wall Street" had arrived in Fort McMurray the previous day to shoot a documentary about the oilsands, The Edmonton Journal reported.

He travelled to Fort Chipewyan the following day, where he had lunch in an elders' lodge and completed the challenge with the help of chiefs from the Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations.

The video post on DiCaprio's Facebook page reads:

Hello from Lake Athabasca. We're here learning about the Canadian tar sands. We took a moment to join the ‪#‎IceBucketChallenge‬ movement in support of the ALS Association. My friends Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges Dave Collyer, president of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Chief Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation challenges Mark Little of Suncor Canada, and The Sierra Club President Michael Brune challenges Shell CEO Ben van Beurden.

And me? In addition to a donation from my foundation, I challenge Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

After the challenge the actor headed back to Fort McMurray.

DiCaprio's challenge to the prime minister may, however, go unheeded. Stephen Harper has already answered numerous challenges and agreed to make a donation to the ALS Association earlier this month.


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