Leonardo Dicaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio (born 11.11.1974)
Leonardo DiCaprio is an American, Oscar-nominated actor.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Leonardo DiCaprio has net worth of 220 million USD.

Leonardo DiCaprio: 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.

Leonardo DiCaprio: 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.

Leonardo DiCaprio: 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.
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What a wimpy looking "guy". He looks like he should be Clay Aiken's girl friend or something.news://alt.music.michael-jacksonhttp://groups.google.com/group/alt.music.michael-jackson?hl=enhttp://www.childrenhatemj.nethttp://www.fluttergirl.com/michaeljackson/http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=426184

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57colliegirl

leonardo is a good actor !

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miniey

gud luck leo 4 yur career, n ur life.. do the best

5 years 8 months ago
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summerzcell

hi leonardo... hapi new year....wishing u a good health always... we love you here in philippines...take care always...

5 years 10 months ago
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soprano1018

LEO,YOU SEEM TO BE A REALLY GOOD PERSON,MOST OF US FANS HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR CAREER FOR MOST OF YOUR YOUMG LIFE.I PERSONALLY,AM PROUD OF THE MAN YOU HAVE GROWN TO BE.I WISH YOU MUCH CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR YOUR FUTURE. YOUR BIGGEST FAN

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nella

LEO YOU HAVE GREAT MOVIES AND YOU ARE A GREAT ACTOR AND EVERYONE ARE GOING TO REMEMBER YOUR NAME FOREVER,BECAUSE YOU ARE A BIG STAR IN THE SKY,AND YOU ARE GOING TO STAY A BIG STAR...LOVE YOU NELLA

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gaibar mihai

Leonardo nice if you have compassion please help my son who is four years with little money

4 years 7 months ago
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ceiling

The only thing I wish Leo did was go back to having a fun personality. He is serious all the time and not that his movies aren't phenominal and he's a brilliant actor, but I enjoyed seeing him enjoying every aspect off camera.

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gorjus74

To faggotjackson:Obviously, you may be in the same class that you are "supposing" Leo to be. Wimpy? Girlfriend? Are you sure you're looking at Leonardo & not someone else?From a strictly hetrosexual female point of view, he is as sexy as they come...with eyes to melt any woman's heart, a perfect jawline, & a personality to match any hetrosexual male, he is ALL MAN...& the women he dates only wish they could hang onto him.

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I can't get y The Beach did'nt work on the box-office?I found if very nice and Leo as usual"greatest of them all" , really .But i wonder y beach...?

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