Leonardo DiCaprio on MySpace

Leonardo DiCaprio has launched his own MySpace page as a way of promoting his new documentary about global warming The 11th Hour.

Check out his video message here:

I’ve written recently about film makers writing on their own websites and I’m surprised that more actors like DiCaprio haven’t done it before know.

Obviously there are a lot of official sites with the usual bios and puffy messages, but maybe actors and stars have seen how easy it can be to get your message across to fans and the public via sites like MySpace.

If done well, it can be a very effective tool in communicating thoughts and ideas without going through the usual media machinery.

> Leonardo DiCaprio’s MySpace site
> DiCaprio at the IMDb
> Variety interview DiCaprio about The 11th Hour at Cannes
> Listen to Leonardo discuss The Departed with us last October