INWOOD — Actor Leonardo DiCaprio took a Labor Day weekend trip uptown, creating a stir as he joined Saturday night revellers at Inwood restaurant La Marina.
The 37-year-old actor, famous for his roles in “Titanic” and “Gangs of New York,” posed for several photos wearing a University of Georgia baseball cap while visiting the new uptown hotspot, mugging with two waitresses and Fernando Mateo, partial owner of La Marina, as well other Dyckman Street resaurants Mamajuana Café and Papasito.
Mateo is also head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers.
The 37-year-old actor has been spotted throughout the city for weeks as he films Martin Scorsese’s new film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which chronicles the life of Jordan Belfort, a recovered drug addict who turned motivational speaker after serving two years in prison for white collar crimes.
DiCaprio is no stranger to Inwood. In 1995 he starred in the Basketball Diaries, a movie based on poet and writer Jim Carroll’s life struggling with drug addiction while growing up in the neighborhood during the 1960s.