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DiCaprio in Inception.

About Leonardo DiCaprio (1974 – )

MovieActors.com congratulates Leonard DiCaprio for his 2016 Best Actor Nomination for his performance in
THE REVENANT.

Leonardo DiCaprio was born Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio on November 11, 1974 in Hollywood, California, but is known by all as simply, Leo. His mother gave Leonardo the prominent name as a result of Leo's decision to kick her in the womb while she was standing in front of a DaVinci painting. His mother simply took it as a sign of bigger things to come for her baby boy; it seems his mother was right.

Leo began his career very early. At only three years of age Leo starred in an an educational program, Romper Room. Quite the tempestuous child, rumor has it he was nearly kicked off the show for his uncontrollable behavior. But at age 10, Leonardo had an agent, a humble resume, and the potential makings of an acting career. Although he was advised to change his name to the more American-friendly, Lenny Williams, Leo decided against the name alteration and it seems he's done just fine as the "Leo" audiences have come to know and love worldwide.

DiCaprio's first publicity spot was for a milk advertisement. After a string of commercials, educational films (including Mickey's Safety Club), and occasional appearances in TV series, it seems Leo was ready for his big film debut, which came in the 1991 film Critters 3. But Leo's breakthrough role came in 1993's This Boy's Life where he played the memorable role of Toby. His performance encouraged the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics organizations to nominate Leonardo as a runner-up for Best Supporting Actor. His first Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations came for the difficult role of mentally disabled Arnie in the touching film What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). He starred opposite an A-list cast including Johnny Depp.

After Leonardo's stellar performance as Jack Dawson in the 1997 major motion picture Titanic, his superstardom was at an all-time high. In fact, Titanic was the highest grossing film ever and tied with 1959's Ben-Hur for the total number of Oscar nominations. Ironically, DiCaprio was offered the role for porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997) but turned it down for the role in Titanic.

Leo DiCaprio and his family funded a state-of-the-art computer center at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, which was rebuilt after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

In January 1999, DiCaprio's lawyers filed an application to allow DiCaprio to copyright his own name.

In October 1997 Leo was Ranked #75 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. That same year Leo was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." 1997. DiCaprio would make the rankings again in 1998.

Leonardo also ranked #6 in Star TV's "Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s" in 2003. That same year DiCaprio was ranked #42 in Premiere's 2003 annual "Power 100" list. Leo has previously been ranked #74 in 2002 and #60 in 2001.

Leonardo DiCaprio's notable movie credits include...

The Revenant (2015)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Django Unchained (2012)
J. Edgar (2011)
Inception (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Blood Diamond (2006)
The Departed (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Gangs Of New York (2002)
The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)
Titanic (1997)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
The Quick And The Dead (1995)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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Leo DiCaprio in Shutter Island (2010).

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Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can.

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DiCaprio with Kate Winslet again
in Revolutionary Road (2008).


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Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception (2010).

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Leonard DiCaprio in Blood Diamond (2006).

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Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs Of New York.

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Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic (1997).

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Leo DiCaprio in THE AVIATOR (2004).

Leonardo DiCaprio Quotes...

"I'm not really the quiet type, although some people think I am. But I'm the rebel type in the sense that I don't think I'm like everyone else. I try to be an individual."

"I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera."

"If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people."

On his life: "What I would do in order to be popular was, I'd put myself on line and joke around and be funny, and I was always known as the crazy kid."

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Leonardo DiCaprio Interviews...

Chuck the Movieguy interviews Leonardo DiCaprio on the movie Blood Diamond
video: LLeo on Blood Diamond

Leonardo DiCaprio Interview Oprah video: Leo on Oprah

Leonardo DiCaprio Surprises Ellen video: Leo surprises Ellen

Leo DiCaprio & Titanic Interview... Leo's Titanic Video Interview

Leonardo DiCaprio Interviewed by Joe Leydon for Titanic DiCaprio video interview

Brandy Wine interviews Leonardo DiCaprio at The Basketball Diaries premiere party
DiCaprio at The Basketball Diaries Premiere Party


Leonardo DiCaprio Interview (with Johnny Depp) on his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. DiCaprio on What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Jay Leno show Leonardo DiCaprio interview video:
DiCaprio on Leno part 1 * DiCaprio on Leno part 2

The Inside Reel: Leonardo DiCaprio Interview for Body of Lies video:
DiCaprio on The Inside Reel

Leonardo DiCaprio interview on his role in The Departed
Watch DiCaprio Interview on The Departed

Leonardo DiCaprio Interview For The Movie Body Of Lies video: DiCaprio on "Body of Lies"

We talk exclusively to Leonardo DiCaprio about his role in this new drama Revolutionary Road Watch Leo DiCaprio video on "Revolutionary Road"

Gangs of New York – Leonardo DiCaprio Interview VIDEO INTERVIEW - DiCaprio on "Gangs of New York"

Interview with Leonardo on his role in Romeo & Juliet
DiCaprio Video on Romeo & Juliet


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