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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.
Margot Robbie has defended the revealing outfits she wears in upcoming film Suicide Squad.
In the promotional materials released to date, Harley Quinn has been at the forefront, and is often depicted showing off her body in tight sequinned shorts, fishnet tights and wet T-shirts.
But Margot feels the character's wardrobe is justified because she is "wearing hot pants because they’re sparkly and fun," she told the New York Times, and not because "she wanted guys to look at her ass."
Continue reading: Margot Robbie Defends Sexy Suicide Squad Costumes
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has applauded United Nations leaders for signing a historic climate change agreement on Friday (22Apr16).
The 41-year-old Oscar-winning The Revenant star, who is a United Nations Messenger of Peace, spoke at a landmark gathering held in New York City on Earth Day, and saluted the representatives from 175 countries, who came to the meeting to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change into international law.
Leo admitted his recent research into the issue left him "absolutely terrified" about what will happen to the planet if greenhouse gas emissions are not addressed.
“Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong," he stressed, according to Entertainment Weekly. “After 21 years of debates and conferences, it is time to declare: no more talk, no more excuses, no more 10-year studies, no more allowing the fossil fuel companies to manipulate and dictate the science and policies that affect our future."
Meghan Trainor has a huge crush on Leonardo DiCaprio.
The All About That Bass singer appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Wednesday (20Apr16) and took part in a game of Who'd You Rather? Meghan was shown images of two different celebrities and asked to choose one as Ellen attempted to find her a boyfriend. Drake was the initial favourite, before she was superseded by Creed actor Michael B. Jordan. However, when Leonardo Dicaprio's image flashed up on the screen, it was game over.
“Leo!” Meghan screamed as his picture was shown. “Leo’s goals, every day. Leo!” From that point on, any celebrity that Ellen showed got the response "Leo" from the excitable singer.
Ellen also asked Meghan about her emotional speech at the Grammy Awards earlier this year (16). She picked up the Best New Artist gong at the ceremony, but struggled to finish her speech through an abundance of tears.
Continue reading: Meghan Trainor Reveals Her Dream Future Husband
DiCaprio and Rihanna were first rumoured to be dating in January last year.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Rihanna seemed to be enjoying themselves on Saturday evening (April 16) when they both attended Coachella after-hours event the Neon Carnival. The two stars, who have been the subject of dating rumours in the past, were photographed partying together at the event, while trying to remain incognito.
Rihanna partied with Leonardo DiCaprio during Coachella over the weekend.
A source told People: "Leo slipped into the party incognito and was dancing and singing to 'No Scrubs’. He knew every word! A couple tables over Rihanna was dancing with a couple girlfriends. Leo saw her and made his way over to say Hi."
Rihanna surprised the audience at Coachella Festival with an onstage appearance during Calvin Harris' star-filled headline set on Sunday (17Apr16).
The pop star was spotted enjoying the music with her onetime rumoured boyfriend Leonardo Dicaprio at the annual California event over the weekend (15-17Apr16) but it appears the singer wasn't just there for pleasure - she took to the stage during Calvin's closing set on Sunday night to sing their 2011 hit We Found Love.
Calvin's surprise appearances did not stop there. He also brought out Big Sean for a performance of their song Open Wide, and British singer/songwriter John Newman for their track Blame.
Continue reading: Rihanna Surprises During Calvin Harris' Coachella Set
Rihanna reunited with her one-time rumoured boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio at the Coachella music festival over the weekend (16-17Apr16).
The Work hitmaker attended the annual Indio, California event as a spectator, and joining her was Leo, as the two were photographed together at the Neon Carnival after-hours party on Saturday (16Apr16).
Both attempted to keep their profiles low, with the Oscar winner sporting a baseball cap and handkerchief tied around his neck, while Rihanna opted to wear silver sparkling sunglasses.
In a photo from the event, Leo is seen whispering into Rihanna's ear as they stood in the crowd. According to E! News, the actor arrived at the venue around 1am local time, and the pop star came in shortly thereafter.
Continue reading: Rihanna Reunites With Leonardo Dicaprio At Coachella
Pop star Meghan Trainor would love to cop a feel of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lopez's backsides.
The All About That Bass hitmaker has made it known she is a lover of curves and she dreams of one day getting the chance to feel up Oscar winner Leonardo and discover what makes J.Lo's bottom so pert and perfect.
"I just wanna know what J.Lo's butt feels like, because it's the most famous butt of all time," she tells Seventeen magazine. "As for a guy, Leonardo Dicaprio's. I'm obsessed with him, and I think that would be amazing."
However, Meghan isn't prepared to allow forward fans to get their hands on her rump.
Continue reading: Meghan Trainor Is All About That Bass With Leonardo Dicaprio
The return of a dinosaur skull previously owned by Nicolas Cage to Mongolia has been approved by a New York judge.
The order by Judge J. Paul Oetken on Wednesday (13Apr16) paves the way for the 32-inch-long fossil to be shipped back to the Asian nation and arrangements will now be made for its return.
Nicolas bought the Tarbosaurus bataar fossil, a species similar to the more famous Tyrannosaurus Rex in 2007 at a Manhattan auction from a gallery based in Beverly Hills, California for around $276,000 (£184,000).
U.S. authorities investigating the black market in stolen fossils contacted the National Treasure actor in 2014 to tell him they believed the skull may have been illegally removed from Mongolia.
Continue reading: Nicolas Cage Dinosaur Skull's Return To Mongolia Approved
Leonardo DiCaprio is "proud" that his charity's animal conservation efforts have boosted the wild tiger population for the first time in around 100 years.
In 2010, the actor's charity the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation (LDF) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) pledged to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.
DiCaprio is now celebrating after it was announced on Sunday (10Apr16) that their work has managed to reverse the constant decline of tiger numbers, and the population has actually increased for the first time in more than 100 years.
"Tigers are some of the most vital and beloved animals on Earth," said DiCaprio, LDF chairman, in a statement. "With our partners at WWF, my Foundation has supported major efforts to double the number of tigers in the wild. In Nepal, our efforts have produced one of the greatest areas of progress in tiger conservation, which is helping drive this global increase in population.
Continue reading: Leonardo Dicaprio 'Proud' To Help Boost Tiger Population
His work lives on 400 years after his death.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's most renowned playwright William Shakespeare, we reflect on the best interpretations of his work that have ever hit the big screen. From all Kenneth Branagh's flawless performances to Baz Luhrmann's brave modern adaptation, these are simply the best moments of Shakespeare in cinema.
'Henry V' was Kenneth Branagh's directorial debut
1. Henry V (1989): Kenneth Branagh's directorial debut and a career he never looked back from since, 'Henry V' was followed by 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'Hamlet' and 'Love's Labour's Lost'. Branagh has starred in every Shakespeare film he's directed apart from 'As You Like It', and directed every Shakespearean film he's ever starred in apart from 'Othello'. 'Henry V' won Best Costume Design at the Oscars, with nominations for Best Director and Actor.
Kate Winslet , Leonardo Dicaprio - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
View - Fans wearing Leonardo Dicaprio masks celebrated the star's Oscar win by watching the movies Titanic and Romeo and Juliet in the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square. After the late night movie marathon, the fans spilled out onto the street and took selfies. at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Monday 29th February 2016
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Today marks a historic moment as 160+ leaders gather to sign the #ParisAgreement. Watch live: https://t.co/OIurubDkQL #EarthDay
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How Orphaned Orangutans Messed With a Reporter’s Mind by @datelinejakarta via @nytimes: https://t.co/afh1thEijN
Excited to support @World_Wildlife & @AppStore as they launch #AppsforEarth. Proceeds from 27 apps will support WWF: https://t.co/drl6Cx810C
Proud of @World_Wildlife & #LDF's efforts that have helped increase tiger populations for the first time in 100 yrs: https://t.co/HvyHdH6ymz
Indonesia’s Orangutans Suffer as Fires Rage and Businesses Grow via @NYTimes: https://t.co/PU7dI0WwdR
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