Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor and film producer

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HIs Life

Leonardo DiCaprio was born November 11, 1974 in Hollywood, California. He is the only child of Irmelin, a legal secretary born in Germany, and George DiCaprio, a comic book artist and distributor, they divorced when Leo was still a toddler. Leo was raised by his mother, but still had a close relationship with his father. Both his parents still wanted Leo to pursue his likeness in acting. By the age 14 he started acting. His first major role in acting was when he was 19 where he starred in the movie This Boy's Life (1993). This role was a breakthrough in his career. In 1997, he starred in the Academy Award winning movie Titanic, which made him a huge star. Later on in 2004, DiCaprio founded his own production company "Appian Way" where he produced movies, such as Runner, Runner and Shutter Island. Today he continues his career in acting with his newest movie Revenant coming to theaters this Christmas (2015).

Infulence

Leonardo loved acting since he was little. His parent were the ones who pushed him to become an actor and pursue to Hollywood, Leonardo really looked up to them.
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Major Roles in his Career

Leonardo DiCaprio played many roles in movies. However, some grew to be really well known. Some are:

- Toby Wolf in This Boy's Life (1993)

- Romeo in Romeo + Juliet (1996)

- Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997)

- Richard in The Beach (2000)

- Jordan Belfort in The Wolf on Wall Street (2013)

Education

He would perform acts for his parent, which helped his become an actor. Some of the schools DiCaprio went to were Corinne Seed University Elementary school, John Marshall high school, University of California, Los Angeles (college), and Los Angeles Center for Enriched students (acting school).

Awards

In total, he won 34 awards with 138 nominations. For example, he won 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Teen Choice Awards, and 3 MTV Movie Awards. He also won many other rewards thanks to his acting.

Fun Facts

Some fun facts about Leonardo DiCaprio:

- He never won an Oscar.

- He was named Leonardo because his mother was looking at a Di Vinci painting when he kicked.

- The highest grossing actor to have never acted in a sequel.

- He can speak fluent German.

- Has a net worth of $220 million.

This Boy's Life Trailer

This Boy's Life - Trailer - (1993) - HQ