Born on 11th November, 1974 in Los Angeles, DiCaprio was raised in an artistic environment. He was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was impressed by a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy and his father was an underground comic artist. Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor, producer, philanthropist and environmentalist with a whole lot of movie awards including the Golden Globe, Chlotrudis Award & Silver Beer Award proving himself as an actor with immense talent and arguably the best among the rest.
Leonardo initiated his career by appearing in tele commercials before various roles in TV series such as the soap opera “Santa Barbara” and the sitcom “Growing Pains”. He made his debut with a comedic role in the film “Critters 3” in the year 1991. However, he received his first recognition as an actor of substance in “This Boy’s Life” two years later. His leading roles in “The Basketball Diaries” and “Romeo + Juliet” one after the other won him a place among the best Hollywood actors, before earning international recognition in James Cameron’s “Titanic”. This started a series of hits such as “Catch Me If You Can”, “The Aviator” and “The Departed”. “Inception” and “Shutter Island” are among his movies which have done more business than any other.
Leonardo owns a production company by the name Appian Way Productions. He is a devoted environmentalist and has received praise from various environmental groups. He and his mother have donated $35,000 for a “Leonardo DiCaprio Computer Center” in his hometown.
The top acclaimed works of Leonardo:
- Catch Me If You Can
- Gangs of the New York
- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
- Blood Diamond
- Revolutionary Road
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood