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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.
The award winning actress auctioned off three 'Jack and Rose' dates with former co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio
Hollywood superstar Kate Winslet has helped to fund life-saving treatment for a cancer patient, it has been revealed. The Titanic actress enlisted the help of her former co-star and long-time friend, Leonardo Dicaprio to help new mum, Gemma Nuttall.
Leo and Kate have raised money for a mum battling ovarian cancer
Gemma, 29, had previously shunned drugs to treat an aggressive form of ovarian cancer after being told it would terminate her pregnancy.
He was a good sportsman and got inked after Oscars bet.
Tom Hardy has stayed true to his word and apparently gone and got a tattoo dedicated to his friend and co-star Leonardo Dicaprio, after losing a bet two years ago at the 2016 Academy Awards. Of course, it's no big deal for Tom, who has plenty of ink on his body already.
Tom Hardy at the 'Dunkirk' premiere
You can always trust Tom Hardy not to go back on an agreement. The 40-year-old actor has paid the price of making a bet with his 'The Revenant' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio by getting a tattoo on his right bicep reading 'Leo Knows All'. It seems it came after Leo bet that Tom would be nominated for an Oscar, and Tom bet that he wouldn't.
Continue reading: Tom Hardy Inks Leonardo DiCaprio's Name On Him After Losing Bet
The infamous Titanic door looked big enough for Rose and Jack, so why did only one survive?
It’s been 20 years since Titanic hit theatres - which means fans have had two decades to be mad at James Cameron over Jack’s death.
And to celebrate the movie’s anniversary, the director sat down with Vanity Fair where he tried (and failed) to make us all get over Jack's death once and for all.
During the interview Cameron was straight-up asked: “why doesn’t Rose make room for Jack on the door?” But, warning, his answer is a little unsatisfying.
Maybe he's hanging out with all these girls to boost their publicity...
'Leonardo Dicaprio dating young blonde model' is not a headline we're unfamiliar with, but it seems the actor really does have a 'type'. He's recently been seen getting cosy with a New Zealand model named Juliette Perkins, and she's pretty much identical to most of his other exes.
Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oscars
The 42-year-old 'Revenant' star was reportedly seen getting into a car with the 19-year-old after leaving a nightclub together in Los Angeles over the weekend. Of course, that doesn't neccessarily mean that romance is on the cards, and given Leo's habit of keeping his personal life under wraps, we'll probably never know the true story.
Continue reading: Is Leonardo DiCaprio Dating Teen Model Juliette Perkins?
This will be the sixth film the pair have worked on together.
The Oscar-winning actor and legendary director have worked on countless classic films together, most recently on The Wolf of Wall Street but going back as far as Shutter Island, The Departed, The Aviator and Gangs of New York. This will be the seventh time the pair have worked together, if one includes the upcoming project The Devil in the White City.
In a new report from movie news site Deadline on Tuesday (September 26th), the pair will be working on a new project about Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States.
The friends co-starred in the blockbuster 20 years ago
Fans of romance couldn’t help but be charmed by the ultimate show of love Rose and Jack displayed in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic (apart from that space issue on the debris in the water) so people will be thrilled to know the actors - Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet - remain just as close as their onscreen counterparts.
Kate and Leo have remained friends for 20 years
While there is no sign of physical romance between the pair, the long-standing friends continue to be loving in the platonic way and actress Kate, 41, revealed the two quote lines from Titanic to one another when they’re in a playful mood.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Quote Titanic Lines To Each Other
He'll also be on board as a producer for the book to screen adaptation.
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio at the Academy Awards
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.
DiCaprio handed back a number of art objects after a US Justice Department investigation linked them to corrupt financiers of a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio has willingly handed back the Picasso and other art objects
Seriously? These guys have never been named Sexiest Man Alive?
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.
Leonardo Dicaprio at the 2016 Oscars
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
His work lives on 400 years after his death.
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' 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.
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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