Leonardo “Leo” DiCaprio is probably one of the most loved personalities of this decade. Be it his ability to fit in roles flawlessly or be it his all-conquering charm and personality
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1974 (age 42), Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Parents||George DiCaprio, Irmelin Indenbirken|
|Education||Corinne Seeds University Elementary School,Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies,John Marshall High School,University of California, Los Angeles|
|Net worth||$217 Million|
, Leo has a special place in everyone’s heart. His sheer dedication to bring out the acute perfection in the characters he portrays on screen made way for a much deserved Academy Award this year. Looks like no one’s going to be playing “Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage” for a long time to come.
Childhood of The Great Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, 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. He was only 1 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. He was sent to Los Angeles Centre 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).
Early life of Leonardo
His love for acting could be seen as early as the age of five when he was on the sets of the television series for children called ‘Romper Room’ which he couldn’t continue for disruptive behavior as a child. It was in 1990 that he made his debut in television through a short series based on a comedy movie ‘Parenthood’ for which he earned a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor too.
Later on, he made appearances on shows such as ‘The New Lassie’ and ‘Roseanne’. 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’.
Career Growth and Benchmarks in Life
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. Another feather in his cap came with the movie ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ in 1993. He starred along with Johnny Depp in the movie. 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’.
Leonardo’s career touched new heights with the release of the tragic love story, ‘Titanic’ by James Cameron, opposite Kate Winslet in 1997.With the grand success of the film, Leonardo proved his capabilities in handling lead roles in the Hollywood. His performances in ‘The Aviator’ (2004), ‘Blood Diamond’ (2006) and ‘The Departed’ (2006) were well acclaimed and received Academy Award nominations.
There have been several books published, all dedicated to his stardom.
Achievements – Winning Oscar
DiCaprio starred in ‘The Revenant’ in 2015. The film, based in part on Michael Punke’s novel with the same title is inspired by the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass, portrayed by DiCaprio who was an American frontiersman and explorer in the film.The film received positive reviews, mostly for its performances, direction, and cinematography, and earned DiCaprio an Academy Award for the best actor in 2016.
Personal Life of Oscar Winner Dicarpo
Leonardo’s personal life has always been in media limelight due to the number of affairs he has had. His link ups and break ups with models like Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, and Toni Garrn have made headlines in gossip magazines.
Quotes by Dicarpo
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.
I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.
Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called ‘acting’.