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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a renowned American actor and producer

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BirthdayNovember 11, 1974
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Producer, Movie Producers, T V, Environmentalists, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, T V & Movie Producers, ESFP
IdeologiesEnvironmentalists
City/StateCalifornia
Known asLeonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Birth PlaceHollywood, California, U.S.
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherGeorge DiCaprio
MotherIrmelin
Net Worth$245 million as of Nov 9,2016
Sun SignScorpio
Born inHollywood, California, U.S.
Famous asActor, Film Producer
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Who is Leonardo DiCaprio?

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a renowned American actor and producer known for his good looks and exceptional acting skills. Marking his entry through television in 1991 with ‘Santa Barbara’, he went on to become an international star. He ventured into the film world through a horror flick ‘Critters 3’ and continued with many more like ‘This Boy’s Life’, ‘Titanic’, ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ and others. His participation in dramas like ‘Romeo + Juliet’, ‘The Basket ball Dairies’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can’ brought him tremendous acclaim. It was ‘Titanic’ that served as a milestone in turning around his overall image as an actor. He received his first Golden Globe Award post ‘Titanic’. He has touched upon various genres of cinema ranging from romance, historical and period drama, thriller and even science fiction. He has received some of the most coveted honors such as the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama, Musical or Comedy for his performance in the films ‘The Aviator’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, and the Academy Award for Best Actor for the movie ‘The Revenant’. Apart from being a producer and an actor, he is also a philanthropist. His concern for the society and the environment is clearly evident from the donations he makes towards wildlife and environment conservational groups.

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Childhood & Early Life

Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, as the only child to Irmelin, a legal secretary by profession and George DiCaprio who was a comic artist, producer and distributor of comic books.

He was only one when his parents separated and he spent his childhood with his mother who changed several residences to earn a living.

Though living away from his father, Leonardo was always close to his father who urged him to explore the creative side of his personality.

He spent a part of his childhood years with his maternal grandparents in Germany.

He was sent to Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years, after which he joined the Seeds Elementary School.

He joined the John Marshall High School which he eventually left after three years and ended up attaining only a general equivalency diploma (GED).

Career

His love for acting could be seen early on in his interests in imitating people, playing pranks with his parents and performing self created skits.

At the age of five only, he was at the sets of the television series for children called ‘Romper Room’ which he could not carry for long due to being troublesome at such a tender age.

He started with making small appearances in commercials and educational films, the ad for Matchbox Cars being his first at the age of 14.

It was in 1990 that he made his debut in television through a short series based on a comedy movie ‘Parenthood’ for which he earned a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor too.

Later on, he made appearances in shows such as ‘The New Lassie’ and ‘Roseanne’.

A major turning point in his career came in 1991 when he participated in the family comedy ‘Growing Pains’ and made his film debut with the horror movie ‘Critters 3’.

It was in 1993 that his work was widely acclaimed even by the critics in ‘This Boy’s Life’ opposite Robert De Niro which was a movie based on disturbed relations between a son and a stepfather.

Another feather in his cap came with the movie ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ in 1993. He starred along with Johnny Depp in the movie.

It was after 1995 that his career grew exponentially with his films on diverse subjects like ‘The Basketball Diaries’ and ‘The Quick’ and the Dead’.

DeCaprio also played the role of Romeo opposite Claire Danes as Juliet in Shakespeare’s inspired movie Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann in 1996.

Leonardo’s career touched new heights with the release of the tragic love story, ‘Titanic’ by James Cameron, opposite Kate Winslet in 1997. It crossed a budget of over $200 million, thereby becoming the most expensive film ever made. With the grand success of the film, Leonardo proved his capabilities in handling lead roles in the Hollywood.

His performances in ‘The Aviator’ (2004), ‘Blood Diamond’ (2006) and ‘The Departed’ (2006) were well acclaimed and received Academy Award nominations. Leonardo also wrote a documentary in 2007 with environment as its main subject. He has partnered with Netflix for the production of more such documentaries.

He performed in a biographical drama ‘J. Edgar’ in 2011, backing up his performance with lot of research. He portrayed the FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the film and received much appreciation for his subtle and persuasive performance.

In 2013, he played former stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the black comedy film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie, a recollection of Belfort's perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City, was adapted from the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort.

DiCaprio starred in ‘The Revenant’ in 2015. The film, based in part on Michael Punke's novel with the same title is inspired by the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass, portrayed by DiCaprio.

Apart from acting, Leonardo also owns a production company, Appian Way Productions.

Major Works

The 1997 disaster film ‘Titanic’ is unarguably one of DiCaprio’s best performances. His portrayal of the poor artist Jack Dawson in the movie captivated the audience and catapulted DiCaprio to superstardom. The film received mainly positive reviews from film critics and became a mega commercial hit.

He played the role of Hugh Glass, an American frontiersman and explorer in the film ‘The Revenant’, a survival western thriller film. The film received positive reviews, mostly for its performances, direction, and cinematography, and earned DiCaprio several prestigious awards.

Awards & Achievements

His role as mentally disabled child in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ was credited with an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

‘Titanic’ received 14 Academy Award nominations out of which the film won 11. Leonardo’s popularity skyrocketed and he entered the People magazine’s list of “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1997 and 1998.

He won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in ‘The Departed’.

He was nominated in the Best Actor category by the Golden Globes as well as the Screen Actors Guild.

He has been active as a socially responsible citizen, which is evident from his concern for the environment. The year 2000 that saw his participation for the celebration of the Earth Day and an interview with the President Bill Clinton on the issue of global warming says it all.

He has also been actively involved on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.

He is also closely linked to the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at California Community Foundation as the non-profit set up that works on various environmental issues.

He won a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Award in 2010 for his contribution in the field of environmental issues.

He was appointed as the United Nations representative on climate change in the year 2014.

Leonardo Dicaprio won an Academy Award for the best actor in 2016 for the movie, The Revenant.

Personal Life & Legacy

Leonardo’s personal life has always been in media limelight due to the number of affairs he has had. His link ups and break ups with models like Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli and Toni Garrn have made headlines in gossip magazines.

He underwent a severe facial injury in the year 2005 when a model Aretha Wilson, hit him with a broken bottle.

He was also in a relationship with the actress Blake Lively in the year 2011.

Leonardo owns a house in Los Angeles and an apartment in Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan.

He owns an island Belize which he purchased in 2009 with the plan of crafting an eco-friendly resort. He also bought the original Dinah Shore residence in 2014 which is crafted on the architectural designs of Donald Wexler in Palm Springs.

Humanitarian Works

He has made several donations for various societal concerns. He made a donation of $1 million to the Wildlife Conservation Society in November 2010. Being a gay rights activist, he donated $61000 to GLAAD. He also donated $35000 for "Leonardo DiCaprio Computer Center" at Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1998 and $1 million for the relief work after Haiti earthquake in 2010.

Net Worth

Leonardo DiCaprio has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

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Leonardo DiCaprio awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

2016Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Revenant (2015)

Golden Globe Awards

2016Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Revenant (2015)
2014Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
2005Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Aviator (2004)

BAFTA Awards

2016Best Leading ActorThe Revenant (2015)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2016Best Male PerformanceThe Revenant (2015)
2014Best WTF MomentThe Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
2005Best Male PerformanceThe Aviator (2004)
1998Best Male PerformanceTitanic (1997)

People's Choice Awards

2014Favorite Dramatic Movie ActorWinner

Leonardo DiCaprio biography timelines

  • // 11th Nov 1974
    Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, as the only child to Irmelin, a legal secretary by profession and George DiCaprio who was a comic artist, producer and distributor of comic books.
  • // 1990
    It was in 1990 that he made his debut in television through a short series based on a comedy movie ‘Parenthood’ for which he earned a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor too.
  • // 1991
    A major turning point in his career came in 1991 when he participated in the family comedy ‘Growing Pains’ and made his film debut with the horror movie ‘Critters 3’.
  • // 1993
    It was in 1993 that his work was widely acclaimed even by the critics in ‘This Boy’s Life’ opposite Robert De Niro which was a movie based on disturbed relations between a son and a stepfather.
  • // 1993
    Another feather in his cap came with the movie ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ in 1993. He starred along with Johnny Depp in the movie.
  • // 1995
    It was after 1995 that his career grew exponentially with his films on diverse subjects like ‘The Basketball Diaries’ and ‘The Quick’ and the Dead’.
  • // 1996
    DeCaprio also played the role of Romeo opposite Claire Danes as Juliet in Shakespeare’s inspired movie Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann in 1996.
  • // 1997
    Leonardo’s career touched new heights with the release of the tragic love story, ‘Titanic’ by James Cameron, opposite Kate Winslet in 1997. It crossed a budget of over $200 million, thereby becoming the most expensive film ever made. With the grand success of the film, Leonardo proved his capabilities in handling lead roles in the Hollywood.
  • // 1997 To 1998
    ‘Titanic’ received 14 Academy Award nominations out of which the film won 11. Leonardo’s popularity skyrocketed and he entered the People magazine’s list of “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1997 and 1998.
  • // 2000
    He has been active as a socially responsible citizen, which is evident from his concern for the environment. The year 2000 that saw his participation for the celebration of the Earth Day and an interview with the President Bill Clinton on the issue of global warming says it all.
  • // 2004 To 2007
    His performances in ‘The Aviator’ (2004), ‘Blood Diamond’ (2006) and ‘The Departed’ (2006) were well acclaimed and received Academy Award nominations. Leonardo also wrote a documentary in 2007 with environment as its main subject. He has partnered with Netflix for the production of more such documentaries.
  • // 2005
    He underwent a severe facial injury in the year 2005 when a model Aretha Wilson, hit him with a broken bottle.
  • // 2009 To 2014
    He owns an island Belize which he purchased in 2009 with the plan of crafting an eco-friendly resort. He also bought the original Dinah Shore residence in 2014 which is crafted on the architectural designs of Donald Wexler in Palm Springs.
  • // 2010
    He won a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Award in 2010 for his contribution in the field of environmental issues.
  • // 2011
    He performed in a biographical drama ‘J. Edgar’ in 2011, backing up his performance with lot of research. He portrayed the FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the film and received much appreciation for his subtle and persuasive performance.
  • // 2011
    He was also in a relationship with the actress Blake Lively in the year 2011.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he played former stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the black comedy film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie, a recollection of Belfort's perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City, was adapted from the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort.
  • // 2014
    He was appointed as the United Nations representative on climate change in the year 2014.
  • // 2015
    DiCaprio starred in ‘The Revenant’ in 2015. The film, based in part on Michael Punke's novel with the same title is inspired by the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass, portrayed by DiCaprio.
  • // 2016
    Leonardo Dicaprio won an Academy Award for the best actor in 2016 for the movie, The Revenant.

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Leonardo DiCaprio's FAQ

  • What is Leonardo DiCaprio birthday?

    Leonardo DiCaprio was born at 1974-11-11

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    Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio's nationalities is American

  • What is Leonardo DiCaprio ideologies?

    Leonardo DiCaprio's ideologies is Environmentalists

  • How tall is Leonardo DiCaprio?

    Leonardo DiCaprio's height is 183

  • Who is Leonardo DiCaprio's father?

    Leonardo DiCaprio's father is George DiCaprio

  • Who is Leonardo DiCaprio's mother?

    Leonardo DiCaprio's mother is Irmelin

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    Leonardo DiCaprio is Scorpio

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