Leonardo DiCaprio Movies & Biography

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.

Quotes

“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

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
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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