Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio on November 11th. 1974 in Hollywood,
he started auditioning for parts in 1988 having already been
exposed to acting at the tender age of 2½ yrs. when he
auditioned for "Romper Room".
After being successful with a few commercials, small roles
followed. He appeared in "Mickey's Safety Club", "How To Deal
With Parents Who Take Drugs", and several episodes of "Lassie"
before securing the role of a teenage alcoholic in the
television soap, "Santa Barbara". He also played a troubled
homeless boy in the final (1991-92) series of "Growing Pains"
and it was whilst doing this show that Leo's big break came
with his 1991 film debut in "Critters 3". The following year
came, "Poison Ivy", but it was in "What's Eating Gilbert
Grape?" as an autistic youngster that he really became
noticed. This performance gained him Academy Award and Golden
Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and the Best
Supporting Actor Award from the National Board of Review.
1993 Leonardo was memorable in, "This Boy's Life"; a touching
story of a delinquent teenager abused by his alcoholic
stepfather. "The Basketball Diaries" (1995) saw DiCaprio as a
young high school drug addict, with the modernized and
violent, "Romeo and Juliet" following in 1996. Yet another
teenage delinquent role he performed that year was in,
Although already much appreciated over these years by the gay
community, it was only with the blockbuster "Titanic" that
most people came to know DiCaprio. With its massive 'love
story come disaster' promotion, a budget of nearly 200 million
dollars, and littered with spectacular special effects, the
film soon became a Mecca for millions of young girls, many
seeing it time and time again.
about Leo's excessive lifestyle followed this notable success.
"The Man In The Iron Mask" and, "Celebrity" were still well
received before, "The Beach" in 2000 when stories of him
having to rapidly lose weight for the part, apparently
substantiated by 'secret' photographs (showing him with a very
flabby torso) became common place. Miramax's biggest feature
to date, "Gangs Of New York" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is
due for release in December 2001. "Alexander The Great",
starting production soon (at this time), will have
Leonardo enacting gay scenes to provide reality.
from film acting, Leo has a passion for the environment; for
saving energy. He was invited to chair Earth Day 2000, and has
interviewed President Clinton on the subject of the depletion
of the ozone layer. The website
leonardodicaprio.org is devoted to world wide environment
issues. THIS SITE IS A MUST! - CLICK LINK AND VIEW!!!
A room full of computers and equipment have been donated by
Leonardo to the Los Feliz Library which has been built on the
site of his childhood home. There are commemorative placards
which fans are welcome to view.
Official Leonardo DiCaprio Website.
Completely Unofficial Leonardo Dicaprio Website.
Leo has been nominated for 3 Oscars, won18 other wards
with a further 43 nominations.
Parenthood (TV series)
1991/92 Growing Pains (TV series)
1991 Critters 3
1992 Poison Ivy
1993 This Boy's Life
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
1994 The Foot Shooting Party
1995 Les Cent Et Une Nuits
1995 The Quick and the Dead
1995 The Basketball Diaries
1995 Total Eclipse
1996 Romeo + Juliet
1996 Marvin's Room
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask
1998 Don's Plum
2000 The Beach
2001 Gangs of New York
2002 Catch Me If You Can
2004 The Aviator
2006 The Departed
2006 Blood Diamond
2008 Revolutionary Road (p/p)
2008 Body of Lies (filming)
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