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Leonardo DiCaprio (born 11.11.1974) Leonardo DiCaprio is an American, Oscar-nominated actor.

Net worth: According to various sources, Leonardo DiCaprio has net worth of 245 million USD.

Childhood: Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California. He is an only child and his parents are Irmelin, a former legal secretary and George, a comic book artist and distributor of comic books. He was named Leonardo because Irmelin was stood in front of a Leonardo da Vinci painting when he first kicked in her womb. DiCaprio's parents divorced when he was just one year old. Although he lived with his mother, he did maintain contact with his father. It was DiCaprio's stepbrother Adam Farrar that inspired Leonardo to become an actor. Farrar is an actor and a film producer.

Career: Leonardo DiCaprio began his acting career with a string of television commercials. In 1990, he got a break in the TV series Parenthood, based on the film of the same name. Tobey Maguire also starred in the show and the pair became friends. DiCaprio's debut film role came in Critters 3, a low-budget horror sequel. In 1991, he was cast in a recurring role in Growing Pains, playing a homeless boy, taken in by the Seavers family. In 1992, Leonardo DiCaprio was cast in the role of Toby Wolff in This Boy's Life, which co-starred Ellen Barkin and Robert De Niro. His performance grabbed the attention of movie critics and DiCaprio quickly became one to watch in Hollywood. DiCaprio then went on to star as Johnny Depp's character's handicapped brother in 1993's What's Eating Gilbert Grape. His performance earned him an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

In 1995, DiCaprio starred in four major movies. The first was The Quick and the Dead, with Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Sharon Stone. Next was Total Eclipse, the film about Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud's homosexual relationship. River Pheonix had originally been cast as Rimbaud but died before filming commenced. His third film of 1995 was Don's Plum, which saw him teal up with Tobey Maguire once more. Finally, DiCaprio starred in The Basketball Diaries, the cult classic story of drugs and prostitution, in which he starred as Jim Carroll. 1996 saw DiCaprio star in Baz Luhrmann's modernized version of Romeo + Juliet, alongside Clare Danes. The same year, he also starred in Marvin's Room, with Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro. The next year, DiCaprio's career and status took a huge leap with the release of Titanic. Leonardo played the role of Jack Dawson, opposite Kate Winslet's portrayal of Rose DeWitt Bukater. The film won 11 Oscars and is one of the best selling films of all time. DiCaprio went on star in Danny Boyle's adaptation of Alex Garland's novel, The Beach. Although the film found moderate box office success, it was largely disliked by the media and the production team were criticised for their attempts to physically alter the environment of Ko Phi Phi island, were the film was shot. In 2002, Leonardo DiCaprio starred in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York and Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can. DiCaprio's performances in both films were revered by film critics and the public alike. DiCaprio went on to earn himself a second Oscar nomination for Best Actor, this time for his performance in the biopic of Howard Hughes in The Aviator.

In 2006 Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese in The Departed, which also starred Mark Wahlberg and Ray Winstone. Later that year, Blood Diamond was also released. Leonardo was widely praised for his mastery of the South African Afrikaner accent for the film. In 2008, DiCaprio starred in Body of Lies, directed by Ridley Scott. The film also starred Russell Crowe. 2008 also saw DiCaprio team up with his Titanic co-stars, Kate Winslet and Kath Bates in Revolutionary Road. DiCaprio once again worked with Martin Scorsese in the 2010 film, Shutter Island, before starring in the Christopher Nolan film Inception in the same year. He then starred in Clint Eastwood's 2011 biopic, 'J. Edgar', as the titular FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover. In 2012, DiCaprio played the villain in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, earning his ninth Golden Globe nomination. The following year saw his portrayal of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The year ended with his fifth collaboration with Martin Scorsese in The Wolf of Wall Street.

In 2015, Dicaprio played the part of Hugh Glass a fur trapper who suffers a fight for survival after being mauled by a bear. The success of this film led to DiCaprio landing his first Oscar for best performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

Personal Life: Between 2001 and 2005, Leonardo DiCaprio was in an on-off relationship with the model Gisele Bundchen. He also dated Israeli model Bar Rafaeli between 2005 and 2011, Blake Lively in 2011, and Erin Heatherton from 2011 to 2012. In May, 2013, DiCaprio began dating German model Toni Garrn.

In June 2005 Leonardo DiCaprio was seriously injured with a broken bottle at a party. His attacker, Aretha Wilson served a two year jail sentence after pleading guilty in 2010. DiCaprio is a strong environmental activist and has bought an island off the coast of Belize which he plans to turn into an eco-friendly resort. DiCaprio dated model Kelly Rohrbach in 2015. In 2016, various rumours emerged that he has been linked to singer Rihanna.



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DiCaprio Does Da Vinci! Leonardo DiCaprio To Portray Fifteenth Century Artist On Screen


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If you ever got Leonardo Dicaprio and LEONARDO DA VINCI mixed up when you were a child, get ready because there's going to be a new generation of children that will do just that when the actor takes on the role of the Italian Renaissance painter in a new movie.

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Paramount have already landed the rights to Walter Isaacson's biographical book 'Leonardo da Vinci' which is yet to be even published, and it has now been revealed that Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio has landed the lead role as well as being producer with Jennifer Davisson.

Continue reading: DiCaprio Does Da Vinci! Leonardo DiCaprio To Portray Fifteenth Century Artist On Screen

Leonardo DiCaprio Hands Back Picasso Painting Amid Malaysian Corruption Investigation


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Leonardo Dicaprio has willingly handed back items including a Picasso painting and an Oscar awarded to Marlon Brando, after the US Justice Department took action to recover millions of dollars’ worth of assets allegedly stolen by financiers associated with a sovereign wealth fund.

This week, the Justice Dept. filed complaints to recover roughly $540 million they say was stolen from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sovereign wealth fund, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The filings are just the latest legal motion in connection to alleged money laundering at the fund, which was set up by Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak in 2009 to promote economic development.

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Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Hands Back Picasso Painting Amid Malaysian Corruption Investigation

Environmental Activist Leonardo DiCaprio Hits Back At Trump's Catastrophic Decision


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Naturally, the world reacted with anger when Donald Trump announced the nation's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, but fewer people are more frustrated than Leonardo Dicaprio who has been an advocate for the fight against global warming for most of his career.

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'The Revenant' star took to social media to express his disappointment over the President's controversial decision last week, but with it came a message of hope and encouragement. After all, the news comes only months after his work on Fisher Stevens' 'Before the Flood' documentary.

Continue reading: Environmental Activist Leonardo DiCaprio Hits Back At Trump's Catastrophic Decision

Leonardo DiCaprio Parts Ways With Model Girlfriend Nina Agdal


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Leonardo Dicaprio has apparently broken up with his latest model girlfriend Nina Agdal after approximately a year of dating. They have managed to keep much of their relationship private for the months, but it seems they have quietly parted while remaining amicable.

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It's not unusual for Leonardo DiCaprio to date younger model girls, and his latest catch has been 25-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit beauty Nina Agdal. Needless to say, they have both moved on, but it seems they are dead set on remaining good friends.

Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Parts Ways With Model Girlfriend Nina Agdal

Not Sexiest Man Alive Material? Ryan Gosling And 9 Others Who Never Made The Cut


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So Dwayne Johnson was named People's Sexiest Man Alive this year; a decision that has been the source of both praise and confusion. Praise because he's an excellent role model with enormous muscles and because he's mixed race, and confusion because all the obvious choices haven't been exhausted yet.

Here are ten more Hollywood heartthrobs who deserve to be named 'Sexiest Man Alive' sooner rather than later.

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Continue reading: Not Sexiest Man Alive Material? Ryan Gosling And 9 Others Who Never Made The Cut

Leonardo Dicaprio makes a stop at 'Home' restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland - Wednesday 16th November 2016

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Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Climate Change With President Barack Obama At South By South Lawn


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Leonardo Dicaprio joined President Barack Obama and atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe in a conversation about global warming during a new event called South by South Lawn (SXSL) at the White House. He was also there to promote his new climate change documentary 'Before the Flood'.

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'The Revenant' actor moderated the conference last night (October 3rd 2016) in Washington, D.C., where they talked about the work that was already being done within the US and around the world to tackle the issue, and what we can expect from the world if certain other changes are not made soon under the new presidential leadership.

Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Climate Change With President Barack Obama At South By South Lawn

Leonardo Dicaprio talks to the audience at the Friars Club Gala who honoured the Icon Award to Martin Scorsese held at Cipriani, 55 Wall Street, Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st September 2016

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Ben Affleck Reunites With Author Dennis Lehane In Oscar-Tipped Live By Night


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Ben Affleck is returning to the director's seat for new film 'Live By Night' to work on another Dennis Lehane novel. The film, scheduled for a January 2017 release, set in prohibition era USA, follows Joe Coughlin (Affleck) -the son of a Boston police captain - as he turns into a notorious gangster.

Zoe Saldana and Ben Affleck in Live By NightZoe Saldana and Ben Affleck in Live By Night

Lehane and Affleck first worked together when Affleck adapted 'Gone Baby Gone' in 2007; the neo-noir thriller gained good reviews and after two credits in panned films this year in Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, Affleck is in need of a reputation restoring film. The film is already being tipped for an Oscar nod and with Affleck winning Best Producer and Best Film in 2012 for Argo it's understandable why.

Continue reading: Ben Affleck Reunites With Author Dennis Lehane In Oscar-Tipped Live By Night

From 'Romeo + Juliet' To Macbeth: 11 Of The Best William Shakespeare Adaptations In Cinema History


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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's most renowned playwright William Shakespeare, we reflect on the best interpretations of his work that have ever hit the big screen. From all Kenneth Branagh's flawless performances to Baz Luhrmann's brave modern adaptation, these are simply the best moments of Shakespeare in cinema.

Henry V'Henry V' was Kenneth Branagh's directorial debut

1. Henry V (1989): Kenneth Branagh's directorial debut and a career he never looked back from since, 'Henry V' was followed by 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'Hamlet' and 'Love's Labour's Lost'. Branagh has starred in every Shakespeare film he's directed apart from 'As You Like It', and directed every Shakespearean film he's ever starred in apart from 'Othello'. 'Henry V' won Best Costume Design at the Oscars, with nominations for Best Director and Actor.

Continue reading: From 'Romeo + Juliet' To Macbeth: 11 Of The Best William Shakespeare Adaptations In Cinema History

Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Tom Cruise: 10 Most Unexpected Bad Guys In Movies


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Some actors are born to play bad guys; Christoph Waltz, Christopher Lee, Alan Rickman. We're comfortable with them being the antagonist. However, some evil roles come from actors that are so unlikely, it seriously gives us the creeps. Patrick Stewart is only the latest to warp our perception of him.

Here are ten of our favourite moments actors have gone beyond the good guy stereotype:

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart plays a skinhead in 'Green Room'

Continue reading: Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Tom Cruise: 10 Most Unexpected Bad Guys In Movies

Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo Dicaprio , Alicia Vikander - The 88th Oscars live from the Dolby Theatre - Press Room at Dolby Theatre, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 29th February 2016

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Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo Dicaprio and Alicia Vikander
Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo Dicaprio and Alicia Vikander
Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo Dicaprio and Alicia Vikander
Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo Dicaprio and Alicia Vikander
Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo Dicaprio and Alicia Vikander

Kate Winslet Jokes About 'Titanic' Ending: 'Jack Could Have Fit On That Bit Of Door'


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Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio have been spending a lot of time together recently, as both actors are out on the awards show circuit. But while pictures of Leo and Kate together have been bringing back a lot of feels for Titanic fans, the two actors can’t believe that 20 years on there’s still so much love for Jack and Rose.

Kate WinsletKate Winslet has been speaking about her Titanic role.

Appearing on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Winslet was first forced to admit what we’d all been thinking for the past two decades, yes Rose did just leave Jack to die in those icy waters.

Continue reading: Kate Winslet Jokes About 'Titanic' Ending: 'Jack Could Have Fit On That Bit Of Door'

Leonardo Dicaprio - A group of women stand outside 75 Main restaurant in the Hamptons, New York, where actor Leornardo DiCaprio was having dinner with Richie Akiva and friends - Southampton, New York, United States - Sunday 22nd June 2014

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Leonardo Dicaprio - Leonardo DiCaprio and Toni Garrn shopping at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market. Leonardo DiCaprio took particular interest in tasting some pressed juices. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 6th April 2014

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Leonardo Dicaprio

Date of birth

11th November, 1974

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




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Leonardo Dicaprio Movies

Live By Night Movie Review

Live By Night Movie Review

Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's...

The Revenant Movie Review

The Revenant Movie Review

A wrenching saga of survival and revenge, Alejandro G. Inarritu's new epic is just as...

The Revenant - R Rated Trailer

The Revenant - R Rated Trailer

Hugh Glass is a skilled hunter, experienced in trapping some of the most predatory of...

Out of the Furnace Movie Review

Out of the Furnace Movie Review

Coarse and not exactly subtle, this dark drama might disappoint viewers expecting a more traditional...

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

At age 71, Martin Scorsese proves with this riotous romp that he's one of the...

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

It's a wild ride of drinking, drugs, debauchery and deception when the ambitious Jordan Belfort...

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Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

Jordan Belfort started out his stockbroker business in a tiny office with a small group...

Runner Runner Movie Review

Runner Runner Movie Review

Clearly something went horribly wrong as this thriller was being made, because despite a solid...

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

Jordan Belfort is a successful stockbroker, multi-millionaire and motivational speaker from New York who had...

The Great Gatsby Movie Review

The Great Gatsby Movie Review

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) is the perfect director to take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic...

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