Biography / trivia
* Leonardo DiCaprio was born on 11th November 1974 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. to Irmelin,a legal secretary and George DiCaprio, a comic artist.
* His mother named him Leonardo because she felt his first kick when she was looking at “Leonardo da Vinci” painting in a museum.
* His parents got divorce when DiCaprio was just a year old, his mother took the custody and brought him up doing several odd jobs.
* He attended “Seeds Elementary School”, “John Marshall High School” and “Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies”.
* He started his acting as a kid appearing in commercials & educational films. But he gained popularity after Tv series “Parenthood” in 1990.
* He made his film debut with “Critters 3” in 1991 but his performance failed to impress the critics and he was just rated as an average actor. His first major film was “This Boy’s Life” in 1992 and he won “Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Emerging Actor” for his performance in the film. His next blockbuster was “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” in 1993.
* His biggest blockbuster hit was “Titanic” in 1997 and the film went on to loot the box office for whole year with box office collection of more than US$1.843 billion worldwide.
* He later delivered blockbusters like The Man in the Iron Mask, Catch Me If You Can, The Departed, Blood Diamond, Inception etc.
* DiCaprio always made news for his romantic relationships. DiCaprio dated model Kristen Zang for years. He later dated British model Emma Miller for sometime. He dated Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen from 2001 to 2005. DiCaprio met model Bar Refaeli November 2005 in Las Vegas and dated her till May 2011. In 2011 he had a relationship with Blake Lively for few months. After breaking up with Blake Lively he started to date Erin Heatherton in Dec 2011.
* In 2005 Aretha Wilson, a model hit DiCaprio on his face with a broken bottle at a party causing serious injury. In 2010 she pleaded guilty and was given imprisonment for a period of two years.
* DiCaprio is a strong environmentalist. All his apartments are eco-friendly and he owns an electric Tesla Roadster, Fisker Karma plug in hybrid and a Toyota Prius. He donated $1,000,000 to the “Wildlife Conservation Society” at Russia’s tiger summit.
“I was the most insane child you can imagine, pretty intolerable to be around. High-octane energy all the time, never wanting to focus on schoolwork.”
“when I was 11 years old, when I first wanted to be an actor professionally. We went to an agent and they wanted to change my name to Lenny Williams.”
“I take what I do very seriously, and when I’m on the set that’s all I focus on, so my vice is to hang out with my friends and talk about absolutely nothing of importance whatsoever and act like a complete idiot because I’ve got to filter out a lot of the serious stuff I’m dealing with all the time. It’s like therapy to just be a complete idiot with my friends and it’s fantastic.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1991||Critters 3||Kristine Peterson||Aimee Brooks,Don Keith Opper|
|2||1992||Poison Ivy||Katt Shea||Drew Barrymore,Sara Gilbert|
|3||1993||This Boy’s Life||M Caton-Jones||Robert De Niro,Ellen Barkin|
|4||1993||What’s EatingGilbert Grape||Lasse Hallström||Johnny Depp,Juliette Lewis|
|5||1994||The FootShooting Party||A Haywood Carter||Jake Busey,Bradley Gregg|
|6||1995||The Quick andthe Dead||Sam Raimi||Sharon Stone,Gene Hackman|
|7||1995||The BasketballDiaries||Scott Kalvert||Lorraine Bracco,James Madio|
|8||1995||Total Eclipse||Agnieszka Holland||David Thewlis,Romane Bohringer|
|9||1996||Romeo + Juliet||Baz Luhrmann||Claire Danes,Brian Dennehy|
|10||1996||Marvin’s Room||Jerry Zaks||Meryl Streep,Diane Keaton|
|11||1997||Titanic||James Cameron||Kate Winslet,Billy Zane|
|12||1998||The Man in theIron Mask||Randall Wallace||Jeremy Irons,John Malkovich|
|13||1998||Celebrity||Woody Allen||Hank Azaria,Kenneth Branagh|
|14||2000||The Beach||Danny Boyle||Virginie Ledoyen,Guillaume Canet|
|15||2001||Don’s Plum||R.D. Robb||Kevin Connolly,Jenny Lewis|
|16||2002||Catch Me If You Can||Steven Spielberg||Tom Hanks,Christopher Walken|
|17||2002||Gangs of New York||Martin Scorsese||Daniel Day-Lewis,Cameron Diaz|
|18||2004||The Aviator||Martin Scorsese||Cate Blanchett,Alan Alda|
|19||2006||The Departed||Martin Scorsese||Matt Damon,Jack Nicholson|
|20||2006||Blood Diamond||Edward Zwick||Jennifer Connely,Djimon Hounsou|
|21||2008||Body of Lies||Ridley Scott||Russell Crowe,Mark Strong|
|22||2008||Revolutionary Road||Sam Mendes||Kate Winslet,Michael Shannon|
|23||2010||Shutter Island||Martin Scorsese||Mark Ruffalo,Ben Kingsley|
|24||2010||Inception||Christopher Nolan||Ken Watanabe,J Gordon Levitt|
|25||2011||J. Edgar||Clint Eastwood||Armie Hammer,Naomi Watts|
|26||2012||The Great Gatsby||Baz Luhrmann||Carey Mulligan,Tobey Maguire|
|27||2012||Django Unchained||Quentin Tarantino||Jamie Foxx,Christoph Waltz|
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