Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Age
42
Birthday
Nov. 11th, 1974
Born in
Hollywood, California, USA
Height
183 cm

Leonardo DiCaprio's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Growing Pains TV Show
Growing Pains
100 Greatest Teen Stars TV Show
100 Greatest Teen Stars
Celebrities Uncensored TV Show
Celebrities Uncensored
Parenthood TV Show
Parenthood
 

Main Movie Roles

2015 - The Revenant
2013 - The Great Gatsby
2013 - The Wolf of Wall Street
2012 - Django Unchained
2010 - Inception
2010 - Shutter Island
2008 - Body of Lies
2008 - Revolutionary Road
2007 - Everything's Cool
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2006 - The Departed
2006 - Blood Diamond
2004 - The Aviator
2002 - Catch Me If You Can
2002 - Gangs of New York
2000 - The Beach
1998 - Celebrity
1997 - Titanic
1996 - Marvin's Room
1996 - Romeo + Juliet
1995 - The Quick and the Dead
1995 - Total Eclipse
1995 - The Basketball Diaries
1993 - This Boy's Life
1993 - What's Eating Gilbert Grape
1992 - Poison Ivy

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
7
Himself - Guest
3
Kid Fighting Scout
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
Darlene's Classmate
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Leonardo DiCaprio's name allegedly derives from his German mother Irmalin's having experienced a sudden kick from her unborn boy while enjoying a DaVinci painting at the Uffizi. In the year following his birth, she and his Italian father, George, were divorced. He grew up in Echo Park, then a particularly seedy, drug-dominated area of Los Angeles. At five he appeared on his favorite TV show Romper Room (1953) and was nearly thrown off for misbehaving. After a string of commercials, educational films ("Mickey's Safety Club"), occasional parts in TV series, a debut film role as Josh in Critters 3 (1991), a continuing role as the homeless boy Luke in the TV series Growing Pains (1985), he got his break-through part as Toby in This Boy's Life (1993), co-starring with 'Robert De Niro' and 'Ellen Barkin'.

The part led the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics to name him runner-up for Best Supporting Actor. His first Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations came for the difficult role of Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). Equally challenging parts were a drug-troubled Jim Carroll in The Basketball Diaries (1995), the tormented homosexual poet Rimbaud in Total Eclipse (1995), and the angry teenage son of a harried mother in Marvin's Room (1996). He made a major impact with his starring role in a very updated Romeo + Juliet (1996). Superstardom came to DiCaprio playing Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), highest grossing film ever, tied with Ben-Hur (1959) for most Academy Awards, though Leo himself was not nominated. His performance in the remake of The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) was poorly received, but the film still turned a profit. His next major film, The Beach (2000), was not a success, but he made another comeback in Catch Me If You Can (2002) and remains an A-list star.


TRIVIA:
  • Has said his two favorite performances are 'Robert De Niro' (qv)'s Travis Bickle in _Taxi Driver (1976)_ (qv) and 'James Dean (I)' (qv)'s Cal Trask in _East of Eden (1955)_ (qv).
  • (November 2003) When his camera went missing, he offered a substantial reward of many thousands of pounds for its return.
  • 'Quentin Tarantino' (qv) considered casting Leo as SS Colonel Hans Landa in _Inglourious Basterds (2009)_ (qv), but he eventually chose 'Christoph Waltz' (qv) to play the role instead.
  • Has a Dutch song about him called "Ik ben verliefd op Leonardo DiCaprio/I'm in love with Leonardo DiCaprio" by Flemish girl band K3 ('Kathleen Aerts' (qv), 'Karen Damen' (qv) and 'Kristel Verbeke' (qv)).
  • (March 1998) Sues Playgirl magazine over plans to publish pictures --including full frontal nudity -- of himself.
  • He and 'Gisele BŁndchen' (qv) were chosen by People Magazine as the "Most Beatiful Couple in the World", in 2004.
  • He can speak a little German.
  • Was set to star in _American Psycho (2000)_ (qv) but had to drop it due to scheduling conflicts. 'Christian Bale' (qv) took the part instead.


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