So, It Turns Out That Leonardo DiCaprio Was The Inspiration For Max In "Hocus Pocus"

Get the Full Story“But, meeting him awakened me to the kind of spirit and fun, and sincerity, that I was looking for in an actor.”

No doubt about it, Hocus Pocus is the movie of the Halloween season.

It's got classic '90s humor and fashion , a badass musical number, and it's arguably the film with the most-highly anticipated sequel.


But let's not forget the real reason you love it: Max Dennison, who don't lie was probably your second sexual awakening that October after Thackery Binx, of course.


So, imagine my surprise when, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hocus Pocus director Kenny Ortega revealed that a young Leonardo DiCaprio actually inspired most of Max's character.

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Ortega said, The casting ladies called me up and they said, We re sending you an actor today, but he s not available. But, you re going to fall in love with him, but you can t have him. "