But actor wasn’t keen on the idea

Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed that he was advised to change his name to Lenny Williams when he started out as an actor.

A Hollywood agent refused to sign the hunk, 35, to his books unless he went along with the idea.

‘They really wanted to change my name,’ explains Leonardo.

‘They felt it was too ethnic and I wouldn’t get as many jobs.’

But Leo stuck to his birth name and eventually managed to get the agent to represent him.

‘I tried again two years later when I was 13 and was accepted,’ he tells Shortlist.

Leonardo‘s new film Inception is out now.

Jo Bancroft