Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles of California on
November 11 1974. He is an American actor and film producer.
His parents are Irmelin and George DiCaprio. He is also a close friend
of Tobey Maguire.
Leonardo started his career on
television with advertising and after
he played on Soap Opera «Santa
Barbara» and the sitcom «Growing
The first film debut come with the comedy sci-fi horror film “Critters
After this film played on: This Boy’s Life (1993), What’s Eating Gilbert
Grape (1993), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Marvin’s Room (1996),
On 1997 came the big success. Leonardo DiCaprio starred in James's
Cameron movie TITANIC alongside Kate Winslet. DiCaprio became
He has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
Cast as twenty-years-old Jack Dawson a penniless Wisconsin man who
wins 2 tickets for the third class of RMS TITANIC. Leonardo DiCaprio
initially refused to portray the character but was eventually
encouraged to pursue the role by James Cameron who strongly
believed in his acting ability.
The film went on to become the highest
grossing film ( it was surpassed in 2010 by
Cameron’s directional follow-up, Avatar),
grossing more than US$ 1.843 million.
Leo transformated into a commercial movie superstar. He obtained
teenage and young women fans.
Leo said in 2000: “I have no connection
with me during that whole TITANIC
phenomenon and what my face become
around the world…I’ll never reach the
state of popularity again, and I don’t
expect to. It isn’t something I am going to
to try to achieve either”.