Leonardo DiCaprio(Age, Career & Early Life)

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Birth Place, Age & Childhood

Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA  as the only child to Irmelin, a legal secretary by profession, and George DiCaprio who was a comic artist, producer and distributor of comic books. His birth name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio. He has a nickname which is Leo, Lenny , and is of a height of 6′ (1.83 m). Leonardo is 46 years old is an American Actor, Producer and Environmentalist.

Leonardo DiCaprio was only one when his parents separated and he spent his childhood with his mother who changed several residences to earn a living. Though living away from his father, Leonardo was always close to his father who urged him to explore the creative side of his personality. He spent a part of his childhood years with his maternal grandparents in Germany.

DiCaprio was sent to Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years, after which he joined the Seeds Elementary School. He joined the John Marshall High School which he eventually left after three years and ended up attaining only a general equivalency diploma (GED).

Leonardo Dacripo EarlyLife and Career(1991-1996)

At the age of five, he was on the sets of a television series for the children called ‘Romper Room’ which he could not carry for long due to being troublesome at such a tender age. He started with making small appearances in commercials and educational films, the ad of matchbox cars being his first at the age of 14.A major turning point in his career came in 1991 when he participated in the family comedy ‘Growing Pains’ and made his film debut with the horror movie ‘Critters 3’.

It was in 1993 that his work was widely acclaimed even by the critics in ‘This Boy’s Life’ opposite Robert De Niro which was a movie based on disturbed relations between a son and a stepfather. It was after 1995 that his career grew exponentially with his films on diverse subjects like ‘The Basketball Diaries’ and ‘The Quick’ and the Dead’.DeCaprio also played the role of Romeo opposite Claire Danes as Juliet in Shakespeare’s inspired movie Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann in 1996.

Leonardo Career:

Leonardo’s career touched new heights with the release of the tragic love story, ‘Titanic’ by James Cameron, opposite Kate Winslet in 1997. It crossed a budget of over $200 million, thereby becoming the most expensive film ever made. With the grand success of the film, Leonardo proved his capabilities in handling lead roles in Hollywood.

At the beginning of his career, DiCaprio had difficulty finding an agent. One agent suggested he change his name to Lenny Williams to appeal to the American audience, which he declined to do.He remained jobless for a year and a half even after 100 auditions. Disillusioned at this, he initially decided to quit acting, but his father encouraged him not to give up, and he needed the money to support his mother.

By the early 1990s, he began acting regularly on television, starting with a role in the pilot of The Outsiders (1990) and one episode of the soap opera Santa Barbara (1990), in which he played the young Mason Capwell.Apart from acting, Leonardo also owns a production company, Appian Way Productions.

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Leonardo’s Duration 

1991-1996  :    Beginning of his Career

1997-2001  :    Time spend on Titanic and Stardom

2000-2005  :     In a Relation with Gisele Bundchen

2002-2009  :    Step or Move on Film Productions

2005-2011  :     In a Relation with Bar Refaeli

2010-2013  :    Collaboration With Martin Scorsese

2014- Present:  Emphasis on Documentaries

Leonardo Dicaprio (Hero of Titanic)

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, it is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and stars leonardo dicaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

The movie was released on  31st August, 1999 by Paramount Home Video. It is a 194 minutes long movie. The film is found on English, Italian  and Swedish languages. It holds 3rd rank on All Time International Box Office with $1, 548, 727, 454 amount and same rank on All Time WorldWide Box Office with $2, 208, 091, 398 amount.      

Story Of The Movie ‘Titanic’

The movie begins with drifter Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) winning third class tickets for the Titanic in a poker game. Him and his friend Fabrizio catch the ship just as it is leaving. It also shows first class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslett), her mother Ruth (Frances Fisher) and her fiance Cal Hockley. Rose is on the way to Philadelphia to marry Hockley, an arrangement made by her mother to protect her status of wealth. Unhappy with this decision, Rose attempts to commit suicide by throwing herself from the Titanic.  

She is confronted by Dawson who convinces her to come up from the railing. Rose invites Jack to dinner as a thanks, and after Jack spirits her away to a third class evening of dancing. Rose decides to decide her own future and asks Jack, who is an acclaimed artist to draw her nude wearing only the Heart of the Ocean.The two then find their way to the cargo hold and find a rich man’s car waiting for them. They proceed to make love in the back seat before the ship hits an iceberg.

As people begin boarding lifeboats, Jack is arrested and locked in the master at arms’ office. Instead of boarding a lifeboat, Rose goes back to help Jack and the two must fight for survival. Jack and Rose’s fiancé Cal finally convince her to board a lifeboat, and Cal assures her that he has made arrangements to get both men off of the boat safely.Cal double cross Jack and Rose decides to go back for him yet again despite her being urged to stay on the lifeboat. 

Rose finds Jack and Cal chases them into the flooded first-class dining room with a pistol. Once they escape Cal, he returns to the deck and boards a lifeboat after pretending to look after an abandoned child.Rose and Jack go down with the ship and Jack helps her onto a door that can support the weight of one person. While Jack is in the freezing water, they exchange loving words, and Jack dies of hypothermia.

Once aboard the Carpathia, Rose gives her name as Rose Dawson. She sees Cal one more time frantically looking for her but hides her face in a blanket just as he looks in her direction. Rose then proceeds to do everything that her and Jack promised to do together, and lives her life. 

Movies Details

Domestic Releases:December 19th, 1997 (Wide) by Paramount PicturesApril 4th, 2012 (Wide) byParamount Pictures, released as Titanic in 3DApril 4th, 2012 (IMAX) byParamount PicturesDecember 1st, 2017 (Limited) byParamount Pictures
International Releases:December 18th, 1997 (Wide) (New Zealand)December 19th, 1997 (Wide) (Australia)February 20th, 1998 (Wide) (South Korea)April 5th, 2012 (Wide), released as Titanic 3D (Russia (CIS))April 6th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherland)
Video Release:August 31st, 1999 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating:PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language.
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies:20th Century Fox,Paramount Pictures,Lightstrom Entertainment
Production Countries:United States
Languages:English, Italian, Swedish

Leonardo Dicaprio ( Oscar Awards)

As every actor receives different awards in their journey of career. Leonardo is also one of the mostly rewarded heroes till the date. Till now he has been nominated for 248 times and has been successful to win 99 Awards. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, five British  Academy film Awards and eleven Screen Actor Guild Awards, winning one from each of these Young Artist Award awards and three golden globe awards from thirteen nominations. He was nominated for his first Academy Award, Bafta Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in a leading role for his role as Howard Hughes in the Biographical Drama The Aviator.

Leonardo received three Young Artist Award nominations for his active role in tv shows during the early 1990, the soap opera Santa Barbara, The Dramedy Parenthood  and the sitcom Growing Pains.He played a role of romeo in a movie Romeo & Juliet for which he earned a best actor Award from the Berlin international film Festival. Outstanding By a cast in a Motion Picture for his role as a Hack Lanker in Marvin’s Room was his first  Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in 1997. 

For the film”Titanic”, he garnered the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, his first Golden Global Award for Best Actor nomination and second Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination.   Leonardo played a mentally challenged boy Arnie Grape in the drama What’s Eating Gilbert Grape which is role that earned him nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Global Award for BEst supporting Actor

For Blood Diamond, he also received an Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actor In A Leading Role. Dicaprio received his first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as William “Billy” Costigan and was also nominated for Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture in The Departed. For his role as J.Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar an actor received his third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In A Leading Role.

Leonardo co-produced and played a role of stockbroker in his own film Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street because of which he become successful to achieve the Golden Global Award for The Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nominations The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, although it failed to win in any category. 

 Leonardo won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of  Hugh Glass in the 2015 film  The Relevant. For playing an aging television actor Rick Dalton in the comedy-drama Once upon a time on Hollywood (2019)  he received nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor In A Leading Role.

Leonardo’s Awards 

Year (in AD)    CategoryWork /Movie
2015Best ActorThe Revenant
2010Choice Movie Actor:Horror/ThrillerShutter Island
2016Choice Movie Actor: DramaRevenant
2003Choice Movie LiarCatch Me If You Can
2010Best Science Fiction ActorInception
2013America Riviera AwardLeonardo Dicaprio
2006Best Supporting Actor The Departed
2014Beste Buitenlandse ActeurThe Great Gatsby
2014Favourite Movie ActorThe Great Gatsby
2009Best Ensemble CastRevolutionary Road
2013Best Supporting ActorDjango Unchained
2007Best CastThe Departed
1994Best Supporting ActorWhat’s Eating Gilbert Grape
2014Best WTF MomentThe Wolf of Wall Street
2005Best Male PerformanceThe Aviator
2019Best EnsembleOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood
2014Best Actor in ComedyThe Wolf of Wall Street
2013Best Lead ActorThe Great Gatsby
1997Silver Bear For Best ActorRomeo + Juliet
1998Best Actor- DramaTitanic

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