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Leonardo DiCaprio

Born: 1974

Biography

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. Known for his work in biopics and period films, DiCaprio is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. As of 2019, his films have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors. Born in Los Angeles, DiCaprio began his career in the late 1980s by appearing in television commercials. In the early 1990s, he had recurring roles in various television shows, such as the sitcom Parenthood, and had his first major film part as author Tobias Wolff in This Boy's Life (1993). At age 19, he received critical acclaim and his first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his performance as a developmentally disabled boy in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). He achieved international stardom with the star-crossed romances Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Titanic (1997). After the latter became the highest-grossing film at the time, he reduced his workload for a few years. In an attempt to shed his image of a romantic hero, DiCaprio sought roles in other genres, including crime drama in Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Gangs of New York (2002); the latter marked the first of his many successful collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. DiCaprio portrayed Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004) and received acclaim for his performances in the political thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the crime drama The Departed (2006), and the romantic drama Revolutionary Road (2008). In the following decade, DiCaprio starred in several high-profile directors' projects, including the science fiction thriller Inception (2010), the western Django Unchained (2012), the biopic The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), the survival drama The Revenant (2015), for which he won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), all of which were critical and commercial successes. DiCaprio is the founder of Appian Way Productions, a production company that has produced some of his films and the documentary series Greensburg (2008–2010), and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness. He regularly supports charitable causes and has produced several documentaries on the environment. In 2005, he was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions to the arts, and in 2016, he appeared in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

Resources

Movies

Romeo + Juliet

Romeo in Romeo + Juliet

Titanic

Jack Dawson in Titanic

Blood Diamond

Danny Archer in Blood Diamond

The Beach

Richard in The Beach

The Aviator

Howard Hughes in The Aviator

The Basketball Diaries

Jim Carroll in The Basketball Diaries

Gangs of New York

Amsterdam Vallon in Gangs of New York

Revolutionary Road

Frank Wheeler in Revolutionary Road

Shutter Island

Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island

Body of Lies

Roger Ferris in Body of Lies

The Man in the Iron Mask

King Louis XIV / Philippe in The Man in the Iron Mask

Inception

Dom Cobb in Inception

Total Eclipse

Arthur Rimbaud in Total Eclipse

Hubble

Narrator in Hubble

The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby

The Revenant

Hugh Glass in The Revenant

J. Edgar

John Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar

The Departed

William 'Billy' Costigan, Jr. in The Departed

Before the Flood

Self in Before the Flood

The Black Hand

Joe Petrosino in The Black Hand

Catch Me If You Can

Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can

Killers of the Flower Moon

Ernest Burkhart in Killers of the Flower Moon

The Foot Shooting Party

Bud in The Foot Shooting Party

The 11th Hour

Himself - Narrator in The 11th Hour

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Rick Dalton in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Ice on Fire

Self - Narrator in Ice on Fire

Teslafy Me

Self in Teslafy Me

Portrait of Leonardo: The Kid Who Took Hollywood

Self (archive footage) in Portrait of Leonardo: The Kid Who Took Hollywood

The Wolf of Wall Street

Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street

Jim Jones

Jim Jones in Jim Jones

Another Round

in Another Round

The Wager

in The Wager

Hangin' with Leo!!

Self in Hangin' with Leo!!

Vineland

in Vineland

Shutter Island: Into the Lighthouse

Self in Shutter Island: Into the Lighthouse

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci in Leonardo da Vinci

Conquest

in Conquest

Inception: The Cobol Job

Cobb in Inception: The Cobol Job

A Love Letter To Making Movies

self in A Love Letter To Making Movies

The Audition

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Audition

Reflections on Titanic

Self in Reflections on Titanic

Mickey's Safety Club: Street Safe, Street Smart

Alex (voice) in Mickey's Safety Club: Street Safe, Street Smart

And We Go Green

Self in And We Go Green

Don't Look Up

Dr. Randall Mindy in Don't Look Up

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Hugh Glass (archive footage) in Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - A Love Letter To Making Movies

Self in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - A Love Letter To Making Movies

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Arnie Grape in What's Eating Gilbert Grape

This Boy's Life

Tobias Wolff in This Boy's Life

Marvin's Room

Hank Lacker in Marvin's Room

Django Unchained

Calvin J. Candie in Django Unchained

Scorsese's Goodfellas

Self in Scorsese's Goodfellas

Notes on an American Film Director at Work

Self in Notes on an American Film Director at Work

The Wolf Pack

Self in The Wolf Pack

Martin Scorsese, l'Italo-Américain

Self in Martin Scorsese, l'Italo-Américain

The Quick and the Dead

Fee "The Kid" in The Quick and the Dead

Celebrity

Brandon in Celebrity

Don's Plum

Derek in Don's Plum

Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious

Self in Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious

Titanic: Stories From the Heart

Self (archive footage) / Jack Dawson in Titanic: Stories From the Heart

Poison Ivy

Guy in Poison Ivy

A World Unseen: 'The Revenant'

Self in A World Unseen: 'The Revenant'

Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People

Self in Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People

Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera

Self in Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera

Leonardo DiCaprio: Most Wanted!

Self - Actor (archive footage) in Leonardo DiCaprio: Most Wanted!

The Love We Make

Self in The Love We Make

Earth to America

Self in Earth to America

We Are Cinema

Self (archive footage) in We Are Cinema

Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and 'The Departed'

in Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and 'The Departed'

Critters 3

Josh in Critters 3

Spielberg

Self in Spielberg

A Concert for Hurricane Relief

Presenter in A Concert for Hurricane Relief

X-Girl

Himself (uncredited) in X-Girl

Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Self in Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

Self (Archive Footage) in Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

kid 90

Self (archive footage) in kid 90

Adele One Night Only

Self in Adele One Night Only

Everything's Cool

Self (archive footage) in Everything's Cool

Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy

Self in Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy

The Savior for Sale

Self - Actor (archive footage) in The Savior for Sale

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

QT8: The First Eight

Self (archive footage) in QT8: The First Eight

The Lost Leonardo

Self - Actor (archive footage) in The Lost Leonardo

The Concert for New York City

Self in The Concert for New York City

Man on the Run

Self (archive footage) in Man on the Run

TV Shows