Hollywood superstar LEONARDO DiCAPRIO wishes he'd taken the lead role in Boogie Nights instead of starring in the most successful film of all time, TITANIC.

DiCaprio turned down the chance to play a porn star in Paul Thomas ANDERSON's classic 1997 film, a role that his friend Mark Wahlberg went on to cement his thespian credentials with.

Instead, DiCaprio became an international icon in disaster epic Titanic, something he now regrets because fame has its own set of problems.

He says, "It's a really obvious thing to say, but the more people know too much about who you really are, and it's a fundamental thing, the more the mystery is taken away from the artist, and the harder it is for people to believe that person in a particular role."

02/11/2004 17:31