How to Freak Out!! And Go Crazy!!

Are you being chased by shadows? Is reality being called into question by strange circumstances? Do you regularly fall into CGI-enhanced flashback
sequences? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then there’s a good chance that you are FREAKING OUT AND GOING CRAZY!!! As Doctors of Filmology, we advise you to take your meds now as we put our test subject under the microscope. Because no one can FREAK OUT!!! quite like Leo can. We will delve deep into his psyche and watch him lose his mind, his family and his shaving kit.

  • #1 Dom Cobb

  • #2 William “Billy” Costigan, Jr.

    The Departed
  • #3 Edward “Teddy” Daniels

    Shutter Island
  • #4 Howard Hughes

    The Aviator

Step One Establish the Setting

It should come as no surprise that populated cities like Boston and Los Angeles are the ideal locations for losing your mind. After all, life is hard in the concrete jungle.

  1. #1 On a flight to Los Angeles, California
  2. #2 Boston, Massachusetts
  3. #3 Shutter Island in Boston Harbor
  4. #4 Los Angeles, California

Into the Deep and Terrifying Waters

Throughout the centuries, water has carried significant symbolism. Perhaps it symbolizes the unknown depths lurking in Leo’s mind.

  1. #1 The beach in limbo
  2. #2 Bodies get dumped in Boston Harbor
  3. #3 Shutter ISLAND. Also, his wife drowns the kids in a lake.
  4. #4 Flying planes across the ocean

Step Two Acquire a Deeply Disturbing Personality Disorder

A mental state is quickly compromised by bouts of anxiety. Are the wide array of drugs helping? Or do they just further contribute to the impending mental breakdown?

  • #1 Dom Cobb

    • Unable to distinguish dreams from reality
    • Anxiety

    Heavy Sedatives Yusef the Chemist

  • #2 William Costigan

    • Paranoia
    • Anxiety

    Oxycontin Dr. Madolyn Madden

  • #3 Edward Daniels

    • Unable to distinguish dreams from reality
    • Schizophrenia

    Chlorpromazine Dr. John Cawley

  • #4 Howard Hughes

    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Anxiety

    Milk from a Bottle Bring in the milk
    Bring in the milk
    Bring in the milk
    Bring in the milk
    Bring in the milk

Step Three Determine Friends from Foes

There are those who make us crazy and those who make us sane. But in desperate
situations, how does one distinguish friend from foe?

  Crazy Woman Friend or Foe Sidekick
#1 Dead wife Mr. Saito Arthur
#2 Dead mother Frank Costello Captain Queenan
#3 Dead wife Dr. John Cawley Chuck Aule
#4 Dead mother Juan Trippe Noah Dietrich

Step Four The Breaking Point

In one tense moment we watch as reality snaps and the FREAKING OUT!! begins. His world (sometimes literally) comes crashing down.

  1. #1 The ambush by Robert’s subconscious projections
  2. #2 Frank starts looking for the rat
  3. #3 The meeting with George Noyce in Ward C
  4. #4 Katherine Hepburn leaves him for Spencer Tracy
Amount of Facial Hair v. TimeTimeline (Who has time to shave when they’re going crazy?) vs. Amount of Facial Hair

Step Five Say and Do a Bunch of Crazy Shit

The signs were apparent all along! We should have known! We’ve developed charts and graphs to help diagnose exactly when the CRAZY moment hits.

Crazy Shit GraphMannerism vs. Craziness Level

The money quotes:

  1. #1 “You were not supposed to see that! This has nothing to do with you!”
  2. #2 “I’m going fucking nuts, man. I can’t be someone else every fuckin’ day. It’s been a year of this. I’ve had enough of this shit!”
  3. #3 “I gotta get off this rock, Chuck. Get back to the mainland. Whatever the hell’s going on here, it’s bad.”
  4. #4 “Show me the blueprints. Show me the blueprints. Show me the blueprints. Show me the blueprints. Show me the blueprints.”

Step Six Run for Your Life!!!!

On his last thread of sanity, Leo follows the most basic human instinct and makes a run for it. The outcome is usually bleak.

  Leo makes a run for it And thinks he’s made it But not so fast He meets his demise by
Inception Head#1 Flees in a van on level one Wakes up on the plane He spins the top Making it home… or did he?
Departed Head#2 Attempts to expose Sullivan Handcuffs Sullivan at gunpoint Barrigan is waiting for them Getting shot in the head
Shutter Head#3 Storms the lighthouse Exposes Dr. Cawley He’s been a patient for 2 years Getting a lobotomy
Aviator Head#4 Locks himself in a room Succesfully debates the senator He starts freaking out again Being a nutcase again

Bonus! Leo ☺ Libs

Leonard DiCaprio plays Josh , a(n) stepson of an evil landlord that loses his mind as he runs from Crites in this thrilling Sci-Fi Horror Comedy.

Make your very own Leo movie by filling in the blanks, screenshot it and put it on Twitter with the #TMFO_Leo hashtag.
Or click on any of Leo’s previous movies and we’ll fill in the blanks for you!


This post has 72 comments.

  1. Brilliant, as always. :D

  2. Mike Smith says:

    I have to admit that when I seen Leo’s name, I immediately hoped for a What’s Eating Gilbert Grape tie-in, but this one definitely didn’t disappoint.

    From design to content, this captures a couple of my favorite Leo movies to a T.

    Nice work, as usual.

  3. Amazing! That header reminds me of a Alfred Hitchcock film.

  4. Kyle Gach says:

    My favorite one yet!

    The sticky legend was super-helpful and expertly executed.

  5. Dan Higbie says:

    Fan-freaking-tastic as usual fellas. Love that this is all centered around Leo’s freak outs. Well played.

  6. David says:

    I think this one is the best yet. And very accurate! Leo should check this thing out.

  7. Incredible! Reagan — your illustration skills blow my mind.

    Not only looks quality, but a very entertaining read too, nice work team Paravel!

  8. Hahah, this is amazing! And beautifully done!

  9. Lina VK says:

    love, love, love!!

  10. So awesome. Leo’s never looked so crazy.

  11. Chris Meeks says:

    You guys just keep setting that damn bar higher and higher and higher. Just when the buzz from your previous post had worn off, you dial it up a notch. F-ing awesome.

  12. Auré says:

    You’re crazy guys !
    This new episode is really amazing :) Great design as usual.
    You did it once again !

  13. Awesome work. Well done. Reminds me of watching my Critters 3 DVD again. :D

  14. Zach Woomer says:

    Yesss, finally!

    Leo is by far one of my favorite actors, this is awesome.

  15. Might I add that the Comic Sans is 110% appropriate. So many awesome details.

  16. This was fun. The CSS static legend was a nice touch and the illustration and charts are excellent. Leo is a great subject too. I can’t help but think of what taking on these kinds of roles can do to someone.

  17. Vukašin says:

    Genius. I love all 4 movies, Leo too. Thanks. :-)

  18. Jayson says:

    This site makes me feel better about the world. Really great work and excellent copy.

  19. Fantastic. This is the best installment yet!

  20. Sophia Toni says:


  21. I laughed. I cried.

    You guys are fantastic.

  22. Well done guys. Love the 404 page.

  23. Leonardo says:

    It’s extremely amusing, thank you. My uncle showed me this.

  24. Just awesome, illustration and page design.

    Thanks! More please.

  25. Thomas says:

    Fricking excellent! I hope someone exposes this during the oscars. Perfect timing!

  26. Erich Von Stroheim says:

    Awesome piece of work!

  27. Noob Mommy says:

    I stumbled upon this site searching up blog design as I am in desperate need of … well … everything as far as that goes, but to my glorious surprise… I discovered Leo, not only my childhood love, but still is my All Top. Anyway, can’t say enough about how clever and beautiful this site is! Going to get the word out :) Can’t wait to see who’s next.

  28. Jon Larama says:

    Sorry … my roommate decided to have some fun while i was away from my computer. Sincerest apologies.

    However … this edition of TMFO is epic work. great job guys!

  29. Mike K says:

    Damn. Leo makes a wonderful addition to TMFO. I’m still saying Rickman is my favorite of those you’ve done so far, but Leo is a very close second. Keep up the good work!

  30. Mike Mai says:

    I love all these faces! You guys are awesome

  31. Sarah says:

    THUMBS UP!!!!! nicely done!…

  32. aida says:

    it’s KATHARINE no katherine!!!

  33. Awesome once again! I want to see the next one on “Tom Cruise Running” – since he runs as fast as he can in at least one scene in nearly all of movies. Almost always in slo motion.

  34. Kris Bunda says:

    Excellent showcase. I love Aviator & The Departed.

    Also enjoyed ‘Step Six: Inception: He Meets His Demise By: Making it home… Or did he?’ I watched that whole expensive movie and wasn’t in need of another viewing (usually love Christopher Nolan movies).

    Great job, keep it up – inspirational.

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  36. william says:

    I wish I had mad this ;) the charts are fantastic

  37. Josephine Dawson says:

    This was brilliant. Absolutely marvelous. I saw other Leonardo websites but this one takes the cake. It is artistic and on the inside of his roles. Love it, and the Madlibs was funny too! :)Keep it up with Leo!


  38. Carine Ferry says:

    Very original! Just discovered your site! A pleasure for the eyes!

  39. Lauren K. says:

    I am a life-long Leo fan, and I do think he’s a tremendous actor. But I also thought this was one of the funniest things I’ve seen on the internet ever (besides cute kittens with hilarious captions). Kudos.

  40. Zhafri says:

    Awesomely done! LOL

  41. loma says:

    Excellent work!! so entertaining! :D

  42. Ilona says:

    Love the design! So captivating!

    oh and… Oooh—Snap!!

  43. Barry Mannylow says:

    I can’t stand Leonardo Dicrappio so finding this site was a welcome surprise. Please keep up the great work.

  44. Ryan Green says:

    Winning the daily round of Leo Libs is now a badge of pride around our office.

    Either I’m going a little CRAZY or that spiral up top is SPINNING.

    Brilliant, folks. Pure brilliance.

  45. Bunny says:

    Brilliant – not sure why I’ve never found this before but glad I have now.

    You so need a Tom Cruise page just like this one, Tom Libs would be almost endless.

  46. Ayaz says:

    one of best site i have seen.
    i love your website.

  47. andrea says:

    stumbled on here. hilarious. thanks a lot.

  48. Devin Walker says:

    I love Leo. Thank your for this AWESOME infographic-blog-interactive site.

  49. Brian Immel says:

    So good it hurts.

  50. Sean Connery says:

    Hmmm – I think I’ve been missing sumfing.

    Pure talent! Well done.

  51. Hemal says:

    Fantastic stuff :)

  52. Andy Bell says:

    I loved this…..until I saw Comic Sans. I hope it was a joke appearance for the Devil’s font…. :p

  53. Billy Smith says:

    Man, the design on this is unbelievable. Terrific ideas and execution. Leo would be proud.

  54. This is such an amazing job, that it made me stop working here in Brazil to comment. Be sure many more will do too. I’ll definitely be back for the next one ;).

  55. Kit says:

    Awesome as always however

    Why no women yet?

    Queen Latifah
    Natalie Port-man
    Anne Hathaway
    Julia Roberts

    Just to name a few.

  56. Kat says:

    So accurate. Amazing.

  57. Aaron says:

    This is hilarious and my favorite part is the bonus “Madlibs” hahaha…

  58. Abby Klassen says:

    what, no Blood Diamond or Catch Me If You Can? very nice anyway

  59. Jilla says:

    Awesome and SO TRUE. Love it.

  60. Laura says:

    Very good and original. Lot of information related in a curious and wonderful way about Leo and 4 of his many characters. Congratulations!

  61. Gretll says:

    This is amazing ! Love leo

  62. Lena says:

    This is really really amazing and well thought out. Did laugh so many times while reading it. Thanks for this! And keep up the good work. It’s unbelievably cool.

  63. Yep, love this one. Once again, awesome work here!!

  64. Victor Look says:

    Brilliant work
    Love Reagan’s visual language

  65. Junior says:

    WTF is this site about?

  66. Justin says:

    Nice work on the site. Love it!

  67. Mike King says:

    I expected to see The Beach on this list, but you guys rounded it out pretty well.

    Awesome stuff!

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