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Fly me to the moon....with Leonardo di Caprio

Leonardo DiCaprio auctions off chance to go into space with him

by 27 May 2014

You probably all know that Leonardo DiCaprio has no qualms about heading off to the moon. But what you probably didn’t know was that he’s taking one lucky fan with him some time in 2015.

Indeed, the actor auctioned off a space voyage at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala held during the Cannes Film Festival last week raising 1.5 million dollars, or 700,000 euro.

As you can imagine, an amazing amount of money was raised for HIV/AIDS research at the event, which had a lot of celebrities in attendance. The most impressive object auctioned off that night was a Damien Hirst steel-coated 10,000-year-old fossil, which was acquired for a whopping 15 million dollars.

Other lots included a 1968 Pablo Picasso painting, which went for around 520,000 dollars, as well as a 1967 Andy Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe, which brought in 477,000 dollars.