The success of Não Look Up, on Netflix, highlights another side of Leonardo DiCaprio’s life. Known for supporting environmental movements, the actor was honored with a species of tree.
A group of UK scientists made the announcement in the PeerJ publication. The Royal Botanic Gardens experts discovered a tree that only grows in Cameroon.
Due to Leonardo DiCaprio’s activity in benefit of the environment, the scientists decided to use the actor’s name for this new tree. Thus, the species was named Uvariopsis dicaprio.
The tribute with this tree, as explained by the scientists, comes after Leonardo DiCaprio helped prevent the felling of the Ebo forest. The species named after the actor is threatened with extinction and is four meters tall.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is in Não Look Up, on Netflix
In addition to Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, the Netflix film’s cast features more famous names. Chris Evans, Marvel’s Captain America, is also in the feature, as well as Ariana Grande.
There are also the names of Rob Morgan, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Kid Cudi, and Tomer Sisley.
The film is directed and scripted by Adam McKay. The filmmaker is known for A Grande Aposta and Vice.
The film, described as a comedy, follows two little-known scientists who need to start a press tour to warn humanity about an asteroid that is close to Earth. The collision could end human life.
“Astronomy student Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and her teacher, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), discover that a comet is about to collide with Earth, but no one seems to care. Alerting humanity to the fateful impact of a rock the size of Mount Everest will not be easy. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), they embark on a media tour from the office of indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son Jason (Jonah Hill) to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, a humorous morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry),” reads the official synopsis
“With just six months of the crash, getting the attention of the media and a social media-obsessed audience presents itself as a shockingly comic challenge – what will it take to make the world just look up?” the synopsis continues.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up is available on Netflix.