A trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio has sold for almost one million pounds at an auction in Cannes, just another one of the bizarre things to go down at the annual film festival this year.

A seat beside the 'Great Gatsby' actor on Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flight attracted the huge bid at amfAR's annual gala and auction. Seats on similar flights - which Richard hopes will begin to launch from New Mexico by the end of 2013 - usually sell for £132,406 although a pair of tickets on Leo's shuttle sold for £1.19 million at the auction.

A bumper lot containing two tickets to the premiere and afterparty of Leonardo's 'Wolf on Wall Street' and an Oscar package including accommodation at the Beverly Hills Hotel, a Chopard watch, tickets to the Weinstein, Sir Elton John's and Vanity Fair's parties sold for £1.5 million, according to E! News. Clearly the folks in attendance at this have money to burn, but at least this time it's going to a good cause.

It's also not the first time Leo has raked up a good auction number, raising almost $40 million at an auction in New York earlier this month for his own charity that protects endangered species and habitats.

At least he has this to look forward to now. Maybe it'll make forget about being snubbed by Cara Delevingne earlier this week for being 'too old'. He might even meet the love of his life and turn it into his next movie project, who knows?