Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted to identifying with his character Jay Gatsby because he was a childhood dreamer.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the Great Gatsby centres around a young and mysterious millionaire and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, in the summer of 1922.
Speaking to Daybreak DiCaprio said: "I think we all identify with Jay Gatsby in a weird way, we all have childhood dreams and as a youth I dreamt of being an actor, for as long as I can remember."
Speaking about the film's director, who worked with DiCaprio on Romeo and Juliet, he said: "I know Baz has a little Gatsby in him, he's created his own life according to his own imagination for sure."
Steven Spielberg has backed La Vie d'Adele to be a breakthrough racy hit after he and the Cannes jury named it the festival's top film.
Baz Luhrmann's glittering adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival tonight.