Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo is an actor who potrays a very unconventional roles in the most convincing way. This much loved actor for his edgy role was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Irmelin DiCaprio (née Indenbirken) and former comic book artist George DiCaprio. He was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked. DiCaprio spent part of his childhood in Germany with his maternal grandparents, Wilhelm and Helene. He speaks a little German and Italian

DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had played many different roles in various television series such as “the soap opera”, “Santa Barbara”, and “the sitcom”, “Growing Pains”. In 1993, he began his film career by starring as Josh in “Critters 3”. He starred in the film adaptation of the memoir, This Boy’s Life in the year 1993. His supporting role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993 was highly praised. He gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995),  and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international
fame with James Cameron’s epic romance, Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film to that point and is the second highest-grossing film of all time. Since 2000, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. DiCaprio’s subsequent films include, The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002), and the epic historical
drama Gangs of New York (2002), which marked his first of many collaborations with director, Martin Scorsese. He was acclaimed for his performances in the political war thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006), the espionage thriller Body of Lies (2008), the drama
Revolutionary Road (2008), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), the science fiction thriller Inception (2010), the biographical film J. Edgar (2011), the western Django Unchained (2012), and the period drama The Great Gatsby (2013).

DiCaprio’s portrayals of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004) and Hugh Glass in The Revenant (2015) won him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and his role as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) won him the award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He won his first BAFTA award for Best Actor for The Revenant. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards—five for acting and one for producing—and in 2016, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Revenant. DiCaprio is the founder of his own production company, Appian Way Productions.

He has dated actress Blake Lively as well as models Kelly Rohrbach, Gisele Bundchen, Erin Heatherton and Toni Garrn.

Leo has given a charity donation and spoke about environmental issues and humanatarian work.


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