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.
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
Star of Argo and Batman returns to the silver screen in gangtser themed thriller
Ben Affleck is returning to the director's seat for new film 'Live By Night' to work on another Dennis Lehane novel. The film, scheduled for a January 2017 release, set in prohibition era USA, follows Joe Coughlin (Affleck) -the son of a Boston police captain - as he turns into a notorious gangster.
Zoe Saldana and Ben Affleck in Live By Night
Lehane and Affleck first worked together when Affleck adapted 'Gone Baby Gone' in 2007; the neo-noir thriller gained good reviews and after two credits in panned films this year in Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, Affleck is in need of a reputation restoring film. The film is already being tipped for an Oscar nod and with Affleck winning Best Producer and Best Film in 2012 for Argo it's understandable why.
Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel were said to have been personally asked by the Hollywood star.
Leonardo Dicaprio has been forced to pull out of hosting a fundraising event for Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton next week. But the Oscar winning actor has managed to find not one, but two A-list replacements, Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in place of Leonardo DiCaprio
According to Variety, Timberlake and Biel will now host the event at their home in Los Angeles, after being personally asked by DiCaprio. The actor had to pull out as he was unable to return to Los Angeles from Toronto before Wednesday. Tickets for the lunchtime fundraiser are priced at $33,400 per person.
'The Wolf Of Wall Street' pair ran into each other in New York.
It seems celebrities are just as easily amused as your average Joe, as proven by Leonardo Dicaprio in a recent paparazzi video. He was seen playing a spur-of-the-moment prank on his good friend and former co-star Jonah Hill in New York the other day, while out with his entourage.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill reunite in New York
'The Revenant' star Leonardo DiCaprio decided to trick his fellow actor when he spotted him standing alone outside a bookstore on Monday (August 1st 2016). In footage taken by paparazzi, he is is seen noticing Jonah Hill in the street and running up to him with his phone out pretending to be a fan.
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Pranks Buddy Jonah Hill By Pretending To Be A Fan
The star raised £34.1 million at the event
Hollywood superstar Leonardo Dicaprio has donated a portion of the £34.1million raised at his star-studded charity gala to the victims and families of victims of the tragic terrorist Nice attack last week.
The actor has donated money to those affected by the Nice attacks
The Wolf of Wall Street actor hosted his bash in St Tropez on Wednesday (20 July) and a number of top prizes were auctioned off at the event which was dripping with famous faces.
DiCaprio was the first choice to play Hobie Buchannon, but Hasselhoff thought the actor was too old.
‘Baywatch’ producers Michael Berk and Douglas Schwartz have revealed that Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio was nearly cast in the show as David Hasselhoff’s son. DiCaprio’s career path might have looked very different if he had landed the role of Hobie Buchannon, but perhaps fatefully for him, David Hasselhoff nixed the idea.
Leonardo DiCaprio was nearly cast in ‘Baywatch’.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Berk said: "We actually had DiCaprio ready to be cast. But David thought he was too old to play his son.” Schwartz added: "David thought it would make him look older. He had a lot of concerns of that type.”
The potential casting of DiCaprio has been called another example of Hollywood’s ‘whitewashing’.
Nearly 8,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio not to be cast as 13th century Persian poet Rumi in a new film. Created by Valerie Janovic, the petition states that DiCaprio’s potential casting is just another example of ‘Hollywood whitewashing’.
Thousands have signed a petition to stop Leonardo DiCaprio being cast as Rumi.
The petition came after screenwriters David Franzoni and Stephen Joel Brown told The Guardian they were considering casting DiCaprio as Rumi in their upcoming film, adding that they wanted to challenge the stereotypical portrayal of Muslim characters in western cinema.
Continue reading: Thousands Sign Petition To Stop Leonardo DiCaprio Playing Poet Rumi
DiCaprio was Oscar nominated for his role in the 2013 film as stockbroker Jordan Belfort.
Leonardo Dicaprio has been ordered by a judge to testify in a court case brought by ex-stockbroker Andrew Greene over his alleged depiction in 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street. Greene who was formerly an executive for Stratton Oakmont, claims the film portrays him as a “depraved” drug using criminal and it has damaged his professional reputation.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to testify in Wolf of Wall Street lawsuit.
On Thursday (June 16) United States magistrate judge Steven Locke in New York granted Greene's motion to compel DiCaprio’s deposition. The defendants had argued that DiCaprio’s testimony was unnecessary as screenwriter Terence Winter and director Martin Scorsese had already testified.
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Ordered To Testify In 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Lawsuit
The pair are seen reunited in New York.
Leonardo Dicaprio likes to keep his love-life as low-key as possible, but that doesn't stop the media speculating about his relationship with every woman he hangs out with. The latest is Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal, with whom he was seen smoking with at a restaurant in New York this weekend.
Who's Leonardo DiCaprio dating now?
The 41-year-old actor was drinking and smoking with the 24-year-old model as they chilled on a pair of sun loungers in an outside area of The Crow's Nest in Montauk, New York. They then went inside for dinner where TMZ reports: 'They sat on the same side of the table and Leo had his arm around her.'
Continue reading: Is Leonardo DiCaprio Dating Model Nina Agdal?
‘X Files’ star Gillian Anderson has also said she’d like to be the first female 007.
Emilia Clarke is currently thrilling fans in the sixth season of ‘Game of Thrones’, but the 29-year-old actress also has her sights set on another franchise. Speaking to the Daily Star, Clarke revealed she’d like to be the first female James Bond.
Emilia Clarke would like to be ‘Jane Bond’.
“I have a lot of unrealised dreams,” Clarke told the newspaper. “I would love to play Jane Bond. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo Dicaprio. No doubt about it.” There’s no doubt that Clarke has the adventurous streak needed to play 007, as anyone who saw Sunday’s ‘GOT’ could attest to.
The actor is known for his environmental activism and spoke about climate change during his Oscars speech earlier this year.
Actor Leonardo Dicaprio has come under criticism after he used a private jet to travel and collection an environmental award earlier this week. According to US Weekly, the actor took a took a private jet to New York City on Wednesday to accept the award and then returned to France on the plane just one day later.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been criticised for his use of private jets.
DiCaprio was being honoured at the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball in New York alongside fashion designer Ralph Lauren, The next day he attended the 2016 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Paris, where he auctioned off a week-long stay at his Palm Springs residence for $336,000.
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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