Leonardo DiCaprio as King Louis XIV in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

“Over 14,000 costume changes was done and at times DiCaprio felt insecure about the way he looked. Co-star Gabriel Bryne explains to David Letterman on Late Night, "The first day we had to get into costumes, he (DiCaprio) called me over onto the set and asked, ‘Gabriel, do I look like an idiot?’ I said, 'Leo, every woman in the entire universe is madly in love with you. Why would you look like an idiot?’ He then counters with, 'Well, I just looked at you and you look like an idiot!’”


Leonardo DiCaprio as Philippe in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

“Acting in the iron mask definitely feels claustrophobic, and within ten minutes of being in there, I could almost bash my head against the wall in frustration. It must become like part of your own body after a while. I got a sense of it. I wore it around for a while and it just becomes a part of you.”