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. "