Leonardo DiCaprio Told To Drop 30 Pounds

Betsy Waldman / August 26, 2009

Not as fun as running around with hot, young models is it?

Leonardo DiCaprio is on a strict crash diet for his role in the new action flick, Inception, written by Batman director Christopher Nolan.

A set on source tells Radar that “Leo needs to shed at least 30lbs. He’s gained weight recently and looks almost a bit flabby, which isn’t good, especially as the camera adds pounds.”

Leo plans on losing the weight with a strict diet and tons of exercise. The source reveals, “There’s an action scene coming up at the end of the year in which he needs to appear emaciated, so the pressure is on.”

Check out the official teaser for the movie, which hits theatres next summer: