As a kid growing up in front of the camera, Leonardo DiCaprio never failed to amaze–and not just onscreen. No, in celebration of Throwback Thursday, today we take a look at the long list of inexplicably odd photos taken before Leo filled out and started courting Victoria’s Secret models.

With a seemingly endless tolerance for bizarre accessorization, young Leo must have been any photographer’s dream. The result of these Weird Years? An embarrassment of riches, an impressive back catalogue of inexplicable shots including Bjork-esque swan portraits, cameos with the critters of Critters, and Leo decked out in some serious leathers. We had our intern Jason curate the best of the bunch.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, the one, the only…Leo.

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