Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA, thus having all the predisposition to become a huge movie star. And he did, reaching worldwide success, and being loved by the audience for his emotional roles, especially Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). After a lot of controversies and bad luck for Leonardo DiCaprio, where audience started to make fun with his lack of an Oscar despite his immense talent, it finally happened in 2016. It was the role of Hugh Glass in The Revenant (2015) along with Tom Hary that brought him an Oscar for Best Actor, and the movie itself three Oscars.
|Leonardo DiCaprio Details|
|Known As||Leonardo DiCaprio|
|Full Name||Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio|
|Nick Name||Lenny D, Leo|
|Profession||Actor, Writer, Producer|
|Net Worth||2016 – $245 Million|
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1974|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Religion||Raised Catholic / Follows Judaism and Buddhism|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Fan Mail Address||Leonardo Dicaprio|
Appian Way Productions
9255 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
|School||Seeds Elementary School, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, John Marshall High School|
|College||He did not attend college|
|Educational Qualification||High School|
|Best Friends||Tobey Maguire, Christopher Pettiet, Lukas Haas, Mark Wahlberg, Alan Thicke, Kate Winslet, Bradley Cooper|
|Social Media Profiles||Twitter, Facebook, Instagram|
|Debut||The Outsiders (1990), Critters 3 (1991)|
|Famous Role||Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004)|
|Salary||He received around $59,000,000 for Inception (2010)|
|Father||George Paul DiCaprio|
|Mother||Irmelin (née Indenbirken)|
|Other Family Members||Adam Farrar (Older Step-Brother), Helene Indenbirken (Maternal Grandmother, died in 2008)|
|Hobbies||Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Surfing, Action Figures Collection|
|Brand Endorsements||Tag Heuer, Giorgio Armani, Rolex, Suzuki Wagon R, Fred Meyer Clothing, Matchbox Cars, Bubble Yum-Bubble Gum, Toyota Estima Hybrid, Orient Corporation Orico Card, Jim Beam, Toyota Prius|
|Likes and Dislikes|
|Cars||Fisker Karma, Porsche Cayenne|
Before Leonardo DiCaprio was an actor, he used to distribute comic book titles, but his skills as an actor became obvious to his parents, and they signed him up with a talent agent very early on. First, he received roles in TV series like Roseanne (1988) and The New Lassie (1989), but those went unnoticed. The year 1991 changed his career path for the better, as he starred in a horror movie called Critters 3 (1991), as that got him more attention from the producers.
Specifically from the showrunners of the TV sitcom Growing Pains (1985) that cast him, albeit for a short time. It helped Leonardo DiCaprio grow as an actor, taking diverse roles, often of troubled individuals that have to confront their past, like in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and The Quick and the Dead (1995). That type continued throughout his career, he often played characters that go through some big loss in life, and end up traumatized and depressed. However, it was the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997) that really skyrocketed Leonardo DiCaprio in Hollywood, winning hearts of female audience all over the world, and ultimately breaking them when (SPOILER ALERT), he dies.
Leonardo DiCaprio Movies and Series
|1979||Romper Room and Friends (TV Series)||Child|
|1989||The New Lassie (TV Series)||Glen|
|1990||The Outsiders (TV Series)||Kid Fighting Scout|
|1990||Santa Barbara (TV Series)||Young Mason Capwell|
|1991||Roseanne (TV Series)||Darlene’s Classmate|
|1990-1991||Parenthood (TV Series)||Garry Buckman|
|1992||Poison Ivy||Guy (as Leonardo Di Caprio)|
|1991-1992||Growing Pains (TV Series)||Luke Brower|
|1993||This Boy’s Life||Toby|
|1993||What’s Eating Gilbert Grape||Arnie Grape|
|1994||The Foot Shooting Party (Short)||Bud|
|1995||The Quick and the Dead||Kid|
|1995||The Basketball Diaries||Jim Carroll|
|1995||Total Eclipse||Arthur Rimbaud|
|1996||Romeo + Juliet||Romeo|
|1998||The Man in the Iron Mask||King Louis / Phillippe|
|2002||Gangs of New York||Amsterdam Vallon|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Frank Abagnale Jr.|
|2004||The Aviator||Howard Hughes|
|2006||Blood Diamond||Danny Archer|
|2008||Body of Lies||Roger Ferris|
|2008||Revolutionary Road||Frank Wheeler|
|2010||Shutter Island||Teddy Daniels|
|2010||Inception: The Cobol Job (Video short)||Cobb|
|2011||J. Edgar||J. Edgar Hoover|
|2012||Django Unchained||Calvin Candie|
|2013||The Great Gatsby||Jay Gatsby|
|2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Jordan Belfort|
|2015||The Audition (Short)||Leonardo DiCaprio|
|2015||The Revenant||Hugh Glass|
|Roosevelt (announced)||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Killers of the Flower Moon (pre-production)|
|2018||The Black Hand (pre-production)||Joe Petrosino|
|2019||Untitled Quentin Tarantino/1969 Project (pre-production)|
Leonardo DiCaprio is keeping busy both on and off-screen because he is known to date many models and actresses. In his professional life, he’s doing three movies, and the information is released for one of them – The Black Hand (2018). It’s about a police officer trying to go against an American-Italian gang in New York, which is based on a book by the same name written by Stephen Talty. The other one is Killers of the Flower Moon, although the release date isn’t known at the moment, we know it’s directed by Martin Scorsese, who Leo usually works with.
Leonardo DiCaprio Facts
- Both he and his family funded a computer center with the newest technology for Los Angeles Public Library when it was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1994.
- Leonardo DiCaprio is very eco-friendly and uses his fame to bring awareness to the current world problems in nature. His Instagram page is full of heartfelt messages, so be sure to take a look.
- His favorite actors are legendary film actors, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson, while he stayed great friends with Kate Winslet, and even gave her away when she got married in a private ceremony.
- When Leonardo was a child, his favorite movies were Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
- He campaigned to get the role in Public Enemies (2009) but later lost it to Johnny Depp.