Di Caprio linked up with his actor pals Lukas Haas, Tobey Maguire, and Vincent Laresca for some old-fashioned ritualistic chanting.According to one lucky partygoer, “The crew was literally howling like wolves all night.“The truth of the matter is [Sales] coined that phrase, and it stuck.: Attention Rex Manning fans, to your left you will notice a shoplifter being chased by night manager, Lucas. My mother turned me over to the county when I was ten to- not for being a bed wetter- but for being a bad seed. And he took me out, and I became the well adjusted person I am today. You're so special and you're so talented and you have everything it takes! What I'm trying to say is, you and Corey just aren't made for each other. : I feel like I should welcome you to the neighborhood or something.This young man will be caught, deep fried in a vat of hot oil and served to our first hundred customers. You have MORE than everything it takes and you're REALLY stupid because you don't know that. Anyway, did you really want to do Rex Manning in the count-out room?This is a far cry from the ’90s, when a fresh-from-the-raft Leo rode The Titanic to insta-celebrity status, flanked by his Wolf Pack—more famously known by their original moniker, “The Pussy Posse.” To do The Pussy Posse justice, we must journey back to a prelapsarian, pre-recession New York City, where Leo and his friends hung out at clubs named after deadly sins and random textures, and Nancy Jo Sales wrote sentences like, “The fires of Leomania licked at my brain.” We speak, of course, of “Leo, Prince of the City,” Sales’s legendary 1998 New York profile of a young man and his devoted bros.Before we had Entourage, we had The Pussy Posse: Lukas Haas, Tobey Maguire, Harmony Korine, David Blaine, Jay Ferguson, Josh Miller, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Connolly, Scott Bloom, Justin Herwick, and occasionally Sara Gilbert—a patchwork quilt of aspiring actors and former child stars.“I have read it,” Connolly told The Daily Beast of the New York mag piece.
On Sunday night, Leonardo Di Caprio finally took home an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Naturally, the post-show gaiety featured the sort of pomp and revelry befitting the wake of a storied meme.