Leonardo DiCaprio

One of the best actors alive!

Basic Information.

Leonardo DiCaprio is mostly known for his great acting, but he is also an Environmental Activist. DiCaprio's first appearances were on the two television shows, The New Lassie and Roseanne. His first movie appearance although was in This Boys Life. His first major film role was in Jame Cameron's, Titanic. Even though he may have been in so many amazing films throughout the years, he has never won an Oscar!

DiCaprio's Early Life.

DiCaprio was born November 11th, 1974. He lived with his parents as an only child in Los Angeles, California. His parents later got a divorce when he was still a toddler. Even though he was mostly raised by his mother, he remained close to his father, a comic book artist and distributor. When DiCaprio's parents started urging him to become more creative, he had gotten into Early Acting.

His most recent films.

Television to Film.

Life on Television.

DiCaprio started showing up on television regularly in the early 1990's. However, before all this fame he had many troubles landing an agent to help him in his acting business. One had even recommended for DiCaprio to change his name to Lenny Williams to improve his appeal, but obviously he didn't need to. He was seen in The New Lassie, Roseanne, and Parenthood. Even though most of his television series weren't long lasting. His luck started to change just a year later when he was casted as a regular on the comedy Growing Pains. That same year, he was put in the low budget horror film Critters3. But DiCaprio had started to really show his acting skills two years later in the film This Boys Life.

Life in Films.

After acting in This Boys Life, he was Gilbert Grape in the movie Whats eating Gilbert Grape? In 1993 with Johnny Depp. He played a mentally challenged boy and it earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. After receiving the nomination for best supporting actor he had continued to peruse his acting and had been been in The Basket Ball Diaries and that same year he was in The Quick and The Dead. He had went big in 1997 when he had co-starred with Kate Winslet in Jame Cameron's Titanic.

Most Recent events.

The 2000's.

Leonardo DiCaprio had trouble with movies in the early 2000's. and late 1990's. Two films that were given bad ratings were The Basketball Diaries (1995), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), and The Beach (2000). But, he had came back up again when he had done the films The Departed (2006) and Blood Diamond which was also filmed in 2006. His most recent films Django Unchained (2013) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) were big hits in the box-office.