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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.
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
Leonardo DiCaprio urges people to stand up against the President.
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio at 'Before The Flood' premiere
'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.
The actor has moved on from his year-long relationship with his swimsuit model.
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2017 Oscars
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
Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's novel Gone Baby Gone, and he now returns to the author to adapt this Prohibition-era gangster drama. It's a big, beefy story with colourful characters and a snaky, expansive plot. And it's beautifully assembled by a skilled cast and crew. Even so, the film never quite generates quite enough energy to engage properly with the audience.
In 1927 Boston, Joe (Affleck) is a war veteran who has turned to crime to survive. But problems arise when he launches a torrid affair with the moll (Sienna Miller) of the Irish mob boss (Robert Glenister). With his life in danger, he turns to the rival Italian mafioso (Remo Girone) for a job, and is sent to Tampa to run their rum-smuggling operation. Working with his pal Dion (Chris Messina), Joe makes a success of a string of speak-easy bars and finds love with a the sister (Zoe Saldana) of a Cuban gangster. Then as he plans to open a huge casino, his gentlemanly agreement with the local police chief (Chris Cooper) is threatened. And it doesn't help that the boss in Boston begins to meddle.
Everything is assembled with a sumptuous sense of style, from the cool cars to the epic suits and hats. The film looks gorgeous, shot with muted colours that echo the subdued emotions of people who never quite say what they think. Of course, this creates a big problem, because it leaves Affleck's Joe looking like a blank slate, intriguing to watch but impossible to sympathise with. Nothing feels properly developed, with romances that seem to exist for no real reason and business relationships that appear to be based on some sort of unexplained subterfuge. The most riveting element of the story is Joe's clash with the KKK, a powerfully bull-headed group that refuses to play by the usual mob rules.
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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
Celebrities unite to make sure everybody has their say this year.
A new initiative called Vote Your Future has been launched ahead of the upcoming American presidential election. They have released a video featuring a number of stars such as Kendall Jenner and Leonardo Dicaprio urging the public to go out, register and vote for the person they want to run their country.
Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to vote
The video starts out with various celebrities asking 'What do you care about?' and sees them highlighting various issues in answer to their own question. They broach several subjects including mental health, racial equality, climate change, pollution, bullying, immigration, sexual violence and guns, before urging the nation to go out and vote for the next president no matter what they believe. They also add that those who want to vote who aren't yet registered, need to do so now.
The actor and the President enter into a discussion about tackling the nation's carbon footprint.
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'.
Leonardo DiCaprio talks global issues with Barack Obama
'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.
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
Star of Argo and Batman returns to the silver screen in gangtser themed thriller
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 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.
'The Wolf Of Wall Street' pair ran into each other in New York.
It seems celebrities are just as easily amused as your average Joe, as proven by Leonardo Dicaprio in a recent paparazzi video. He was seen playing a spur-of-the-moment prank on his good friend and former co-star Jonah Hill in New York the other day, while out with his entourage.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill reunite in New York
'The Revenant' star Leonardo DiCaprio decided to trick his fellow actor when he spotted him standing alone outside a bookstore on Monday (August 1st 2016). In footage taken by paparazzi, he is is seen noticing Jonah Hill in the street and running up to him with his phone out pretending to be a fan.
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Pranks Buddy Jonah Hill By Pretending To Be A Fan
DiCaprio was Oscar nominated for his role in the 2013 film as stockbroker Jordan Belfort.
Leonardo Dicaprio has been ordered by a judge to testify in a court case brought by ex-stockbroker Andrew Greene over his alleged depiction in 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street. Greene who was formerly an executive for Stratton Oakmont, claims the film portrays him as a “depraved” drug using criminal and it has damaged his professional reputation.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to testify in Wolf of Wall Street lawsuit.
On Thursday (June 16) United States magistrate judge Steven Locke in New York granted Greene's motion to compel DiCaprio’s deposition. The defendants had argued that DiCaprio’s testimony was unnecessary as screenwriter Terence Winter and director Martin Scorsese had already testified.
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Ordered To Testify In 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Lawsuit
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
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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