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Leonardo DiCaprio Biography

Leonardo DiCaprio born Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, is an American actor, film producer, and environmental activist. His career began in the late 1980s as he appeared in television commercials and had recurring roles in various television series. His public recognition was through the films ‘The Basketball Diaries’ (1995) and the romantic drama ‘Romeo + Juliet’ (1996) in which he had leading roles as well as in Titanic (1997).

Leonardo DiCaprio Age

Leonardo was born on 11 November 1974 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 43 years old as of 2017.

Leonardo DiCaprio Family

DiCaprio is the only son of Irmelin Indenbirken, a legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an underground comix artist and producer and distributor of comic books. His parents got divorced when he was still a toddler and he was mostly raised by his mother. He however remained close to his father. He has an older stepbrother by the name, Adam Farrar.
He was named Leonardo because while his mother was pregnant, he first kicked while she was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in the Uffizi museum in Florence, Italy. He went to Seeds Elementary School (now UCLA Lab School) and John Marshall High School a few blocks away from home, after attending the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years.

Leonardo DiCaprio Wife

Currently, DiCaprio is unmarried. However, he has had several relationships and found himself in the media spotlight for them. This is mainly due to his on-again, off-again relationships with models. The renowned celebrity has dated models: Kristen Zang, Emma Miller, Bar Rafaeli, Erin Heatherton, Toni Garrn and also actress Blake Lively. As of April 2018, he is reportedly dating model Camila Morrone with their relationship causing a stir due to the 23-year age difference between them.

Leonardo DiCaprio Children

The Titanic star has no children and his reasoning for that is unknown as he has never revealed it even when asked in interviews.

Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Career

He began his career in the 90s in television commercials. In 1992, he earned the lead role in This Boy’s Life after being handpicked by Robert De Niro out of 400 young actors to play the role. The film brought about his breakthrough on the big screen.
The next year, DiCaprio took up the role of a mentally challenged youth in the film ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’. he then took up the role of a young gunslinger in The Quick and the Dead and a drug addict in one of his most challenging roles to date, Jim Carroll in The Basketball Diaries in 1995.
DiCaprio starred in the film Romeo + Juliet in 1996. It is an abridged modernization of William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy of the same name which retained the original Shakespearean dialogue. It helped establish Leonardo’s reputation as an actor and it also made Leonardo become a household name, a true movie star.
He then co-starred with Kate Winslet in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ in 1997. It is a film on the story about the sinking of the titular ocean liner. His role in the movie is of Jack, a poor artist who falls for the rich and beautiful Rose (Winslet) on board. DiCaprio quickly became a world-famous celebrity with a growing list of admirers, his charm and youthful good looks landing him on People magazine’s list of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1997 and 1998.
The following year, he made an appearance in the film Celebrity and also starred in the dual roles of the villainous King Louis XIV. After keping a low profile for a while, DiCaprio soon bounced back. He demonstrated his range as an actor in two films from 2002, Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me if You Can and Gangs of New York.
DiCaprio also landed a role in the film ‘The Aviator’ which was released in 2004. His role entailed playing one of America’s most famous businessmen, a role that made him receive another Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of the eccentric and reclusive Howard Hughes. He starred in two well-received films, Blood Diamond and The Departed in 2006 and earned his third Academy Award nomination for, Blood Diamond.
In 2008 and 2010, he reunited with Winslet to star in the films ‘Revolutionary Road’ and ‘Inception’ respectively. In the years 2012 and 2013, Leonardo landed roles in the films ‘Django Unchained’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and The Great Gatsby. The films did exceptionally well after which he announced that he  would be taking a long break after featuring in the above successful films.
In 2015, he partnered with Scorsese to work on the film adaptation of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City. He also played Hugh Glass in the survival drama The Revenant that was directed by Alejandro G. The film was well received by critics and it also earned him numerous awards, including his first win at the Academy Awards in the Best Actor category, his eleventh nomination and third win at Golden Globes in the Best Actor Drama category, and his first BAFTA award for Best Actor.

Leonardo Dicaprio Height

The Wolf of Wall Street star is 1.83 m tall.

Leonardo Dicaprio House

In April 2018, he repportedly bought Moby’s Los Feliz house, a $4.91 million property. Below are some of the house’s images:

Leonardo Dicaprio Best Movies

Leonardo is a great actor who has acted many movies and won many awards. Below is a list Leonardo’s top 10 best  movies of all time:
Title
Titanic
Blood Diamond
Inception
The Departed
Catch Me If You Can
Gangs of New York
Romeo + Juliet
Django Unchained
Shutter Island
The Aviator

Leonardo Dicaprio Movies

Year
Movie
TBA 2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2016
Before the Flood
2015
The Revenant
2015
The Audition
2013
The Wolf of Wall Street
2013
The Great Gatsby
2012
Django Unchained
2011
J. Edgar
2010
Inception
2010
Hubble
2010
Shutter Island
2008
Revolutionary Road
2008
Body of Lies
2007
The 11th Hour
2006
Blood Diamond
2006
The Departed
2004
The Aviator
2002
Gangs of New York
2002
Catch Me If You Can
2001
Don’s Plum
2000
The Beach
1998
Celebrity
1998
The Man in the Iron Mask
1997
Titanic
1996
Marvin’s Room
1996
Romeo + Juliet
1995
Total Eclipse
1995
The Basketball Diaries
1995
The Quick and the Dead
1993
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
1993
This Boy’s Life
1992
Poison Ivy
1991
Critters 3

Leonardo Dicaprio TV Shows

Year
Movie
2014
Saturday Night Live
2008-2010
Greensburg
1991-1992
Growing Pains
1991
Roseanne
1990-1991
Parenthood
1990
Santa Barbara
1990
The Outsiders
1989
The New Lassie

Leonardo DiCaprio Awards

Year
Award
Work
1994
Best Supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
1997
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Romance
Romeo + Juliet
1998
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo
The Man in the Iron Mask
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
Titanic
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Drama
2003
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
Catch Me If You Can
2004
Hollywood Film Award for Actor of the Year
The Aviator
2005
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
Catch Me If You Can
2006
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
The Departed
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
2007
Irish Film & Television Academy award for Best International Actor
The Departed
Best Acting by an Ensemble at the National Board of Review
2009
Best Ensemble Cast at Palm Springs International Film Festival
Revolutionary Road
Big Green Help Award at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award

2010
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller
Shutter Island
Scream Award for Best Science Fiction Actor
Inception
2013
American Riviera Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Best Supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review
Django Unchained

AACTA for Best Actor Award

The Great Gatsby
2014
Beste Buitenlandse Acteur Rembrandt Award
The Revenant
Cinema Vanguard Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
(shared with Martin Scorsese)
People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
The Great Gatsby
MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment
The Wolf of Wall Street
Career Collaboration award at the National Board of Review
(shared with Martin Scorsese)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
The Wolf of Wall Street
2015
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association for Best Actor
The Revenant
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Actor
Best Actor award at San Diego Film Critics Society
2016

British Academy Film Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Revenant

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear)
Irish Film & Television Academy for Best International Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Academy Award (Oscars) for Best Actor
AACTA Award for Best International Actor