Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Nov. 11th, 1974
Born in
Hollywood, California, USA
183 cm

Leonardo DiCaprio's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Academy Awards TV Show
The Academy Awards
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

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Inception
2010 - Shutter Island
2010 - IMAX: Hubble 3D
2008 - Body of Lies
2008 - Revolutionary Road
2007 - The 11th Hour
2007 - Everything's Cool
2006 - The Departed
2006 - Blood Diamond
2004 - The Aviator
2002 - Gangs of New York
2002 - Catch Me If You Can
2000 - The Beach
1998 - Celebrity
1997 - Titanic
1996 - Romeo + Juliet
1996 - Marvin's Room
1995 - The Basketball Diaries
1995 - The Quick and the Dead
1995 - Total Eclipse
1993 - This Boy's Life
1993 - What's Eating Gilbert Grape
1992 - Poison Ivy

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kid Fighting Scout
Darlene's Classmate
[Complete List]


His 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/I) was poorly received, but the film still turned a profit. His next major film, The Beach (2000/I), was not a success, but he made another comeback in Catch Me If You Can (2002) and remains an A-list star.

  • Appeared in the television series _"Parenthood" (1990)_ (qv), in the role originally played by 'Joaquin Phoenix' (qv). In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by 'Jason Robards' (qv), who, like DiCaprio, has played 'Howard Hughes (I)' (qv).
  • In his childhood, he and his mother lived in poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles which he describes as "Ghettos of Hollywood".
  • Attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, California.
  • Thanked by 'Blink 182' (qv) in the liner notes of their album "Enema of the State".
  • Won the role of Rimbaud in _Total Eclipse (1995)_ (qv) after the death of actor 'River Phoenix' (qv) in 1993.
  • Was cast in the lead role in 'Baz Luhrmann' (qv)'s doomed Alexander The Great-project.
  • When he was a child, his favorite films were _Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)_ (qv), _Watership Down (1978)_ (qv) and _Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)_ (qv).
  • '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.

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