15 Reasons Leonardo DiCaprio Is The Real Barney Stinson

15. They Both Play The Field

In an episode of HIMYM entitled “Right Place, Right Time,” Barney reveals that he is nearing his 200th sexual conquest. Two hundred. Two hundred separate women who agreed to make the beast with two backs with Mr. Stinson, although many of those occurred under false pretenses. And that happens not even halfway through the series’ ten season run. And while Barney does settle down occasionally, mostly notably with fellow series regular, Robin Scherbatsky, he never fully gives up his playboy lifestyle, even after fathering a baby girl.
15. They Both Play The Field

14. They Always Look Good In Photos

In the episode “Say Cheese” an interesting phenomenon about Barney is discovered: he always (ALWAYS) looks good in pictures. Despite several desperate attempts to prove otherwise, it seems almost impossible to snap an unflattering photo of the perpetually well-dressed Stinson. Even more entertaining is the fact that he always seems to nail the same pose in every shot, regardless of the situation: an eyebrow slightly raised, one hand casually adjusting his tie, while he aims a smooth, coy look at the camera.
14. They Always Look Good In Photos

13. They Are Great Actors

It doesn’t even matter if you actually like Leonardo DiCaprio— it is an inarguable, objective fact that the man is a top-notch actor and has been for over two decades. He was one of the youngest people to ever be nominated for an acting Oscar, when at nineteen he received a nod for his stunning portrayal of a severely autistic boy in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. And he hasn’t slowed down since, accumulating another four Academy Award nominations, the most recent of which finally culminated in a win.
13. They Are Great Actors

12. They Have An All-Star Entourage

Okay, maybe entourage is the wrong word, but Leo’s social network is absolutely jam-packed with A-list celebrities. It includes, but is not limited to, Kate Winslet, Jonah Hill, Tobey Maguire, Lukas Haas, and Kevin Connolly. Some of that crew (Maguire, Haas, and Connolly) has been partying with DiCaprio since they were teenagers auditioning for the same roles in the early nineties, while others have become friends in more recent years, such as funny man Jonah Hill. Of course, Leo’s social circle isn’t limited to actors; during his environmental work, he’s been known to be friendly with several world leaders and politicians, including President Barack Obama and even Pope Francis. Yeah, Leo is bros with the freakin’ Pope.
12. They Have An All-Star Entourage

11. They Love Models

If you’ve ever seen the episode of How I Met Your Mother called “The Yips,” then you know how Barney Stinson feels about models. He loves them. Models are the pinnacle of the Barnacle’s sexual Mount Everest. In “The Yips” Barney, Ted, and Marshall swing an invite to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after party and watching Barney bumble around interactions with cameos from real-life Victoria’s Secret angels, including eternal sexy symbol Heidi Klum, is truly a sight to behold.
11. They Love Models

10. They Suit Up

Few Hollywood men rock a well-tailored suit like Leonardo DiCaprio. Not only does he crush the red carpet on a regular basis, but he consistently shows up in movies like Inception, Django Unchained, and The Wolf of Wall Street donning some serious formal fashion and never failing to look mighty suave. Designers around the world must be lined up at Leo’s door begging for him to slip on one of their three-pieces because he always looks so damn fine in them.
10. They Suit Up

9. They Have Fancy Apartments

Barney’s apartment, also known as the Fortress of Barnitude, doesn’t make an appearance in the show until midway through the second season, when a homeless Lily Aldrin is forced to move in for a while. Boasting a life-sized stormtrooper costume, two 300-inch televisions that had to be shipped across the ocean on tugboats from Japan, a bedroom dedicated entirely to his suits, a professionally lit collection of adult entertainment, a king-sized bed with lion’s head stonework mounted above it, and several secret compartments, Barney’s apartment is the perfect bachelor pad.
9. They Have Fancy Apartments

8. They’re Close With Their Mothers

If Barney Stinson has a soft spot deep inside his dark, dark soul, it’s for his mother, Loretta. Yes, the man who has slept with hundreds of women, lies compulsively, and is referred to by his best friend as a high-functioning sociopath, is a little mama’s boy. When Loretta is gravely ill and looks to be on her deathbed, Barney hires an actress to play his pregnant fiancée because his mother always wanted him to settle down. When Loretta unexpectedly recovers, Barney continues the ruse by hiring another actor to play his son, a lie he keeps up for years. All for the sake of his mommy.
8. They’re Close With Their Mothers

7. They Have Cool Jobs

It might not be for everyone, but it’s pretty hard to argue that being a high-profile Hollywood actor is a pretty cool career. He travels the world, dates beautiful women, and makes a crap-ton of money doing it. He’s played kings, con artists, undercover cops, Shakespearean heroes, famous literary characters, and dream-hopping thieves. All the while, he’s acted alongside living legends such as Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, Kate Winslet, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Cain, Cate Blanchett, and countless more.
7. They Have Cool Jobs

6. They Have Been Attacked By Beautiful Women

It should come as no surprise, given Barney Stinson’s penchant for lying, sleeping around, and more lying, that he has often received a formidable bitch slap from whatever lovely lady he has most recently scorned. In fact, Barney being slapped in the face is running gag throughout the show, and isn’t restricted to female slapper either; Ted and Marshall both get in on the act. The eighteenth episode of season six features a triple slap: Barney is decked by then-girlfriend Nora, followed by a solid smackeroo from Lily, and finished off by a crisp, open-hand face clap by his own doctor.
6. They Have Been Attacked By Beautiful Women

5. They Party Hard

You know you party hard when somebody ends up in the hospital after an altercation with a Canadian model at an event thrown by Paris Hilton‘s ex-boyfriend. But that certainly isn’t the extent of Leo’s hard-partying lifestyle. The mythology around DiCaprio’s parties has been steadily growing since his days of hanging around clubs with a group of friends known as the “P*ssy Posse.” A shining example of a Stinson-esque night occurred at Leonardo’s 40th birthday party when he reportedly left the nightclub with upwards of twenty women.
5. They Party Hard

4. They Both Care About The Environment

… sort of.
4. They Both Care About The Environment

3. They Like To Be Mysterious

One of the things that Barney thrives on is keeping secrets from his friends and everyone else around him. As mentioned earlier, he had an entire fake family on hire for years without anyone being the wiser. Likewise, it takes almost two seasons before anyone except his one-night stands sees the inside of his apartment. And it takes almost ten seasons before the exact nature of his job is actually revealed; whenever anyone asked, he would simply scoff and reply, “Please…” which turns out to be an acronym. P.L.E.A.S.E.— Provide Legal Exculpation and Sign Everything.
3. They Like To Be Mysterious

2. They Can Make Anything Look Cool

Vaping has never looked cool. It looks douchey and ridiculous. When you vape, you look like you’re sucking on a complicated exhaust pipe and spewing out campfire smoke. It is not a good look.
2. They Can Make Anything Look Cool

1. They Are Legen… Wait For It…

…dary! LEGENDARY!
1. They Are Legen… Wait For It…