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Johnny Depp Says He 'Tortured' Leonardo DiCaprio On 'Gilbert Grape' Set

Leo was just 19.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp at the Los Angeles premiere of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" on Dec. 12, 199
Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp at the Los Angeles premiere of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" on Dec. 12, 1993.

Oh, how times have changed.

Long before Johnny Depp had cornered Hollywood's eccentric-character market and Leonardo DiCaprio was an A-list celeb just waiting for an Oscar win, the two starred in the 1993 Lasse Hallstrom film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." 

At the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday, Depp opened up about working with a 19-year-old DiCaprio. 

"I respect Leo a lot. He worked really hard on that film, researching and showing up ready to work -- and I tortured him. I really did," he said, adding that he used to tease his young co-star.  

"He was always talking about these video games. 'No, I will not give you a drag from my cigarette while you hide from your mother again, Leo,' [I would say]," he added, according to Variety

Who could have known that "Titanic" would debut just four years later, and that DiCaprio would presumably push aside his video games in favor of outings with the so-called "Pussy Posse"?

Hollywood, man.

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