Leonardo Dicaprio is an actor and film producer. He has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award nine times as an actor, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator. Leonardo Dicaprio has also been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Leonardo Dicaprio started his career by appearing in television commercials prior to landing recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s. Leonardo Dicaprio made his film debut in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3 and received first notable critical praise for his performance in This Boy’s Life.
Leonardo Dicaprio obtained recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Marvin’s Room, as well as leading roles in The Basketball Diaries and Romeo + Juliet, before achieving international fame in James Cameron’s Titanic.
Since the 2000s, Leonardo Dicaprio has been nominated for awards for his work in such films as Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Departed, and Revolutionary Road. His films Shutter Island and Inception rank among the biggest commercial successes of his career.
Leonardo Dicaprio owns a production company named Appian Way Productions, whose productions include the films Gardener of Eden and Orphan.
Leonardo Dicaprio starred as villainous Calvin Candie in the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained. Principal photography took place in California, Wyoming, and Louisiana in the first few months of 2012. He will reunite with Scorsese for the fifth time in The Wolf of Wall Street, a true story based on the life of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who was arrested in the late 1990s for security fraud and money laundering.
How Leonardo Dicaprio Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $200 Million
Birthday: November 11, 1974
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