Date of birth
11th November, 1974
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.
Caine endeavoured to explain the cryptic ending of 2010's 'Inception'.
Without a doubt, one of the most cryptic and open-ended movie endings of recent times has been Inception, the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi movie whose plot-lines were as complex as the graphics were stunning.
However, movie icon Sir Michael Caine has offered fans what could be a definitive answer to the film’s final riddle – is Leonardo Dicaprio’s character Dom Cobb still dreaming, or has his life returned to normal, reunited with his children?
The 85 year old star recalled in an interview with SyFy a conversation he once had with Nolan during the filming of Inception. It turns out that even the actors don’t often understand what happens in the movies they’re in, but it turns out that, regarding Caine’s character of Professor Stephen Miles, it’s quite simple.
Continue reading: Sir Michael Caine Explains The Ending Of 'Inception'
Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Philippe and Leonardo DiCaprio all turned down the chance to be in 'Brokeback Mountain', says its first-choice director.
As it turned out, the gay romance movie made stars out of both Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal to international stardom. However, Brokeback Mountain’s first-choice director Gus Van Sant revealed in a new interview with IndieWire that he initially had a hard time casting those two main roles, and that quite a few big-name stars refused to star in it.
“Nobody wanted to do it,” said Van Sant, who initially was chosen to direct the film. “I was working on it, and I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”
The Leonardo DiCaprio film has caused over-tourism to the Thai national park on Phi Phi Leh Island, damaging the natural beauty and wildlife.
The secluded bay on Phi Phi Leh Island in Thailand, made famous in the Leonardo Dicaprio film The Beach, is to close due to over-tourism ruining the marine life in its waters.
Maya Bay has been a highly popular destination for tourists attracted to the pristine white beaches and crystal-clear waters, selected for the location of Danny Boyle’s 2000 movie The Beach, an adaptation of Alex Garland’s cult novel.
However, the island has paid a heavy price due to the sheer numbers of tourists, with the sea life and coral said to be close to dying off altogether, with the numerous boats transporting visitors churning up sand and killing coral at a rapid rate.
Continue reading: Thai Island Made Famous In 'The Beach' To Shut Due To Over-Tourism
A kinda-sequel to 'Lincoln' is apparently being planned, with DiCaprio tipped for the lead role in a film about Ulysses S. Grant.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is reportedly considering a (sort of) sequel to his Oscar-winning historical drama Lincoln, this time about Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant, and is thinking about tapping up Leonardo Dicaprio for the lead role.
Spielberg is understood to be in talks with DiCaprio so that they can work together for the first time since 2002’s Catch Me If You Can, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new project will concern the Civil War general who ascended to the presidency a few years after his ally Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865.
While it isn't being pitched as a direct sequel to Lincoln, as it will be based on Ron Chernow's biography ‘Grant’ rather than anything by Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose book ‘Team of Rivals’ was the basis for Lincoln, many will see it as a thematic follow-on from Spielberg’s much-praised film that starred Daniel Day Lewis.
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio To Reunite With Steven Spielberg On New Film?
Maya Bay In Thailand, Where Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Beach' Was Filmed, Forced To Shut Due To Over-Tourism
Thai environmental authorities have forced the temporary closure of the beach to allow sealife and the coral reefs to recover.
Authorities in Thailand have ordered the closure of the beach at Maya Bay, made famous in Leonardo Dicaprio’s film The Beach, in order to counteract environmental damage caused by an excess of tourism.
In a decision made on Wednesday (March 28th) by Thailand’s national parks and wildlife department, the beach, located on the island Koh Phi Phi Leh in the Andaman Sea, is to be closed to all visitors for a period of four months starting in June, in order to allow the island’s coral reefs and sea life to recover.
Normally, most of Thailand’s marine national parks are shut to tourists for half the year from mid-May to mid-October to minimise the impact to wildlife.
The payment is part of a federal investigation into mis-spent monies allegedly taken from a Malaysian state investment fund.
The producers behind hit Hollywood movie The Wolf of Wall Street have agreed to recompense the United States government to the tune of $60 million, following allegations that the film was funded with money stolen from a Malaysian state investment fund.
In the summer of 2017, Red Granite Pictures was implicated in a scandal in which around $3.5 billion of money from the government-run 1MDB fund was said to have gone to bank accounts of associates of Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, and used for lavish expenses and investments over the world.
One of these vehicles is alleged to be Red Granite Pictures, which was co-founded by Riza Aziz, Najib’s step-son. It was said to have used misappropriated 1MDB money to fund not only 2013’s Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio film The Wolf of Wall Street, but also blockbuster movies like Dumb and Dumber To and Daddy’s Home.
Continue reading: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Producers To Pay US Government $60 Million
DiCaprio and Pitt are now both starring in Tarantino's upcoming ninth film, with the now-confirmed title 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'.
Quentin Tarantino’s next movie is set to see two of Hollywood’s most prestigious A-listers going head-to-head on the same billing, as Brad Pitt has now been confirmed alongside Leonardo Dicaprio in the director’s upcoming film about the Manson family murders.
Deadline reported the news on Wednesday (February 28th) that the long-rumoured project, to which Oscar-winner DiCaprio had already been attached, now had an official title and a synopsis. It will be called Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and “takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood”.
DiCaprio will play the role of Rick Dalton, a “former star of a western TV series”, while the newly confirmed Pitt will portray Cliff Booth, Dalton’s “longtime stunt double”.
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.
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.
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
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
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