Leonardo DiCaprio to host $33,400-a-ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser

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Oscar-winning actor to put on event billed as A Conversation with Hillary, with $2,700 from each ticket going towards the Democrat candidate’s campaign

Leonardo DiCaprio to host $33,400-a-ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser
Leonardo DiCaprio contributed $2,700 to Clinton’s campaign last July. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP

Leonardo DiCaprio will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton later this month.

According to Variety, the Oscar-winning star of The Revenant is putting on an event billed as A Conversation With Hillary, for which tickets will be priced as $33,400 (£25,260). A total of $2,700 from each ticket will go to Clinton’s campaign, with the remaining to be donated to the Democratic national convention and local parties.

DiCaprio has attended Clinton fundraisers before, most recently in June, when he joined Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker at an event held at Harvey Weinstein’s New York home.

Last July he also contributed $2,700 to Clinton’s campaign, the highest donation allowed during the primary, although the actor had spoken about his support for Bernie Sanders prior to Clinton’s candidacy.

“Look, not to get political, but listening to Bernie Sanders at that first presidential debate was pretty inspiring – to hear what he said about the environment,” he said to Wired in December. “Who knows which candidate is going to become our next president, but we need to create a dialogue about it. I mean, when they asked each of the candidates what the most important issue facing our planet is, Bernie Sanders simply said climate change. To me that’s inspiring.”

At the recent DNC, Clinton received support from actors Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Banks, Angela Bassett and Ted Danson.

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