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

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

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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88th Oscars NOMINESS LUNCHEON

Leonardo Dicaprio - Celebrities attend 88th Oscars NOMINESS LUNCHEON in the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton. at Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016

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68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room

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68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 - Press Room

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DGA Awards 2016 Press Room

Leonardo Dicaprio , Director Alejandro González Iñárritu - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Kate Winslet Says Leonardo DiCaprio Is Still The Same Person He Was When They Filmed 'Titanic'


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As co-stars in Titanic, the second highest grossing movie of all time, Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio’s romance as Rose and Jack captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world. Nearly two decades later, Winslet has spoken about how Leo is still basically the same great person he was back then.

The duo have remained close since they filmed Titanic back in 1996 in their early twenties. Winslet, 40, says that the 41 year old star of The Revenant may be a bit more “settled” than back then, but that he’s hardly changed since they first worked together.

Kate Winslet Leonardo DiCaprioWinslet and DiCaprio at the premiere of 'Revolutionary Road' in 2008

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Kate Winslet Jokes About 'Titanic' Ending: 'Jack Could Have Fit On That Bit Of Door'


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Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio have been spending a lot of time together recently, as both actors are out on the awards show circuit. But while pictures of Leo and Kate together have been bringing back a lot of feels for Titanic fans, the two actors can’t believe that 20 years on there’s still so much love for Jack and Rose.

Kate WinsletKate Winslet has been speaking about her Titanic role.

Appearing on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Winslet was first forced to admit what we’d all been thinking for the past two decades, yes Rose did just leave Jack to die in those icy waters.

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22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

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Leonardo DiCaprio Doesn't Need An Oscar Now He's Buddies With The Pope


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You'd think Leonardo Dicaprio would only have one thing on his mind at this time of year. He's been nominated repeatedly for an Oscar but this year it really looks like he's finally going to get it. Instead of twiddling his thumbs waiting to find out however, he has meet up with Pope Francis to (according to reports) discuss his environmental activism.

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio is granted an audience with The Pope

It was a private meeting at the Pope's own studio at the Vatica today (January 28th 2016) where the Associated Press reports 'The Revenant' star handed over a check from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for the pontiff to use amongst charities 'close to [his] heart'. Upon their meeting, DiCaprio greeted him in Italian and kissed his ring in the Apostolic Palace.

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Those Leonardo DiCaprio And Rihanna Dating Rumours Are Back


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Now that Leonardo Dicaprio is back on the market after splitting from model Kelly Rohrbach earlier this year, the actor is once again rumoured to be more than just friends with singer Rihanna. The pair were first rumoured to be an item in early 2015, but they are now reported to have rekindled their romance in the city of love, Paris.

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio is once again rumoured to be dating Rihanna.

Rumours of a romance between the pair heated up again when they were both spotted at L'Arc nightclub in Paris on Sunday and were reportedly seen getting close. But a source has told US Weekly that reports about the pair’s Paris rendezvous has been blown out of proportion.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Would Be Interested In Portraying Vladimir Putin


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Leonardo Dicaprio has expressed a desire to portray the controversial Russian president Vladimir Putin, as well as some other famous Russians, at some point in the future.

During an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag while promoting The Revenant, the hotly tipped new movie that has seen him nominated for an Oscar, DiCaprio expressed an interest in playing the Russian president, describing him as “very, very, very interesting”.

Leonardo DiCaprioCan you imagine Leonardo DiCaprio playing Vladimir Putin?

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Storms 2016 Critics' Choice Awards With Nine Wins


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'Mad Max: Fury Road' was a clear favourite at last night's Critics' Choice Awards (January 17th 2016), taking home no less than nine awards - though missed out on Best Picture. The results come ahead of the yet to be handed out Academy Awards, for which 'The Revenant' is a clear frontrunner.

Charlize Theron in Mad MaxCharlize Theron wins Best Actress for Mad Max

Both Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron received well-deserved Best Actor/Actress In An Action Movie accolades for 'Mad Max: Fury Road', with director George Miller also being recognised as Best Director. And while it served as this year's Best Action Movie, it missed out on the coveted Best Picture award which went to 'Spotlight'. Further prizes for 'Mad Max' were given for the following categories: Production Design, Editing, Costume Design, Hair & Makeup and Visual Effects.

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6 Signs It's Leonardo DiCaprio's Year At The Academy Awards


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Once again we find ourselves bewilderedly pondering how Leonardo Dicaprio has managed to come so far in his career with six Oscar nominations but no win. He's like a modern day Richard Burton or Peter O'Toole; two other Hollywood superstars that famously failed to land a win.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The RevenantWe're behind you, Leo!

But we reckon this year is the year that he finally lands his well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor after his remarkable performance in the Hugh Glass biographical thriller 'The Revenant'; a film about an explorer who embarks on a journey of revenge after he is left for dead by his party following a bear attack. Here's why we think he's going to get it this year:

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Does Even Leonardo DiCaprio Think He Should Have Won An Oscar By Now?


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Leonardo Dicaprio is up for the coveted Best Actor award at next month’s Oscars and everyone thinks it’s finally going to be the actor’s year. DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar five times previously and has never taken home the gong, but does even he think he should have won one by now?

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio is nominated for Best Actor at this year’s Oscars.

Speaking about his Oscar nomination for The Revenant on ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ DiCaprio said: “The truth of the matter is that I’ve been in situations before where I thought films or performances, either mine or others, should be either nominated, or films should be more adored by the public or critics should revere it more - it’s beyond your control.”

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Oscar Nominations Both Refine And Muddle The Awards Race


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This year's race feels like the tightest in years, with no clear frontrunner. Instead, four very different films lead the pack. Two are true-life, issue-based movies: the tense Spotlight and the more comical The Big Short. And then there's the wild action of Mad Max: Fury Road and the wrenching adventure of The Revenant.

Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars

Meanwhile, in the acting fields, Leonardo Dicaprio looks like he'll finally win an Oscar with his fifth acting nomination. And the Academy surely won't be able to resist giving a trophy to Sylvester Stallone. For Best Actress, Brie Larson is the one to beat, although Saoirse Ronan has a lot of support. And it should be noted that, since the average age of an Oscar voter is 63, beloved veteran Charlotte Rampling shouldn't be ruled out. In Supporting Actress, two nominees (Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara) have been named for what are actually lead roles, so they may have an edge to beat the formidable Kate Winslet or Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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'The Revenant' Reigns Over The 2016 Academy Award Nominations


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The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards are finally in, and there's really not too many shockers in there. Predictably, 'The Revenant' starring Leonardo Dicaprio is leading with a total of 12 nominations. It's an exciting prospect - could DiCaprio really be about to land that long-awaited Oscar he deserves?

Leonardo DiCaprio in The RevenantCould Leonardo DiCaprio finally win an Oscar for The Revenant?

So let's have a look at what to expect from the year's biggest cinema event. Firstly, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' - which is based on the death-defying explorations of frontiersman Hugh Glass - is very understandably up their for Best Picture. Consequently, Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for Best Actor, Tom Hardy for Best Supporting Actor and Iñárritu for Director. The other eight awards are for Costume Design, Makeup And Hair Styling, Sound Editing, Film Editing, Production Design, Visual Effects, Cinematography and Sound Mixing.

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Date of birth

11th November, 1974

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