Here's What Leonardo DiCaprio Thinks Of His Dad George's Cameo In "Licorice Pizza"

Leonardo DiCaprio's dad, George, just made his big-screen debut!

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The Oscar winner's father made a cameo in Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age film Licorice Pizza — and it turns out he was a perfect fit for the role.

"I haven’t seen it yet, but my dad, George DiCaprio, has a cameo in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie! Today was a good day," Leonardo revealed to ET.

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In the flick, George plays Mr. Jack, the owner of a wig shop that sells water beds. And according to Leo, George actually did that in his career!

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"He sold waterbeds in real life," Leo shared with ET.

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As for how George landed the role, Paul says he had previously met George, and he came to mind when he was describing the character.

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“I created a picture of a guy who owned a wig shop that sold these water beds, and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I kept saying, ‘Who do I know that looks like this?’ And like a bolt of lightning, I remember, like ‘Leo’s dad looks exactly like this,’” Paul told the New York Times.

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He continued, "So I tracked him down, asked him if he’d ever be interested in being in a film. He said, ‘Sure.'"

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It wasn't until he described the character to George that he learned he had actually owned a water bed company called Foggy Bottom.

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"It was one of those things. I said, 'Well, you're the right man for the job,'" Paul concluded.

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Licorice Pizza is out now in select cities and everywhere Christmas Day.