Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio) is an American actor and producer. The best films with Leonardo di Caprio: The Revenant (2015), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Django Unchained (2012), Inception (2010), The Island of the Damned" (2009), "The Departed" (2006), "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), "Titanic" (1997), "Basketball Diary" (1995).
Date and place of birth. Education. Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. Leonardo is the only child of comic book author George DiCaprio and court clerk Irmelin Indenbirken. The father has half Italian (from Naples) roots, half German (from Bavaria). The mother was born in the West German Or-Erkenshvik in a bomb shelter to the German Wilhelm Indenbirken and the Russian emigrant Helena Indenbirken (nee Elena Stepanovna Smirnova), who, after the October Revolution, was taken by her parents to Germany. In 1955, Wilhelm and Helena emigrated to the United States.
George and Irmelin met during their studies, later moved to Los Angeles. The son was named after Leonardo da Vinci - when the mother looked at the picture of the great master, the child stirred in her womb. When Leo was one year old, George and Irmelin divorced, and the son stayed with his mother. Leo lived in several Los Angeles neighborhoods, such as Eco Park and 1874 Hillhurst Avenue, while his mother worked multiple jobs.
He studied at Sidd Elementary School, then entered the Center for Advanced Studies in Los Angeles, where he studied for four years.
Film career. Leonardo first appeared in front of the camera at two and a half years old, when his father took him to a popular children's TV show. DiCaprio made his film debut at the age of 5. Until the age of 10, he was already disappointed in the film business - his agent insisted on changing his name (he was offered the pseudonym Lenny Williams) and Leonardo was turned down in several roles because of his hairstyle. At the age of 14, Leonardo decided to try again to become an actor. He found an agent who liked both his hairstyle and his name. He has appeared in more than 30 commercials and several episodes of "Santa Barbara".
His film debut was in the comedy horror film Critters 3. Since 1991, he starred in the series "Problems of Growing", but left the show for the sake of filming in the film "This Guy's Life. True Story" (1993). DiCaprio won over a hundred applicants for the role of Tobias Wolfe in this film. He received rave reviews from critics, with some claiming that he outplayed Robert De Niro himself. Later, in 1993, he, along with Johnny Depp, plays in the drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape. In this film, he played the mentally retarded brother of Johnny. His fair and open play earned him an Academy Award nomination. Then the 19-year-old actor first attracted the attention of the press.
In 1994, the western "The Quick and the Dead" was released, where DiCaprio got one of the main roles. In 1995, DiCaprio starred in the film adaptation of Jim Carroll's The Basketball Diary, a project that had been delayed for many years in anticipation of a talented young actor. The film became the leader of the box office, largely due to the performance of Leonardo. In the same year, he appeared in the film "Total Eclipse", where he portrayed the homosexual relationship of the poet Arthur Rimbaud and his teacher Paul Verlaine, played by David Thewlis. Critics were delighted, and DiCaprio was immediately ranked as a sexual minority. In 1996, he starred in two films: "Marvin's Room", where Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton became his partners, and "Romeo + Juliet", a modern interpretation of the romantic tragedy of the same name by William Shakespeare.
1997 was a stellar year for Leonardo DiCaprio. Together with Kate Winslet, they starred in James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic. The hero of Leonardo is 22-year-old Jack Dawson, who, having won a ticket, gets on board the Titanic liner, which is destined to sink during his first and last trip. The film becomes the highest-grossing film in the history of cinema, and Leonardo himself brings a Golden Globe nomination and puts him among the highest paid actors in Hollywood.
In 2002, Leonardo DiCaprio starred in Steven Spielberg's crime comedy Catch Me If You Can. The film was based on the biography of Frank Abagnale, who is known for his daring crimes back in the 1960s. The picture received positive reviews from critics and became one of the most successful for DiCaprio. Leo received his third Golden Globe nomination.
Also in 2002, DiCaprio starred for the first time with director Martin Scorsese in Gangs of New York, about a clash between gangs of "native" Americans and immigrants in New York. The film was a success with both critics and audiences.
After working together, Scorsese and DiCaprio decided to work together again. This time, Scorsese decided to make the film "The Aviator" about the American businessman Howard Hughes. The film "The Aviator" was a huge success. Leonardo won his first Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar.
In 2006, Leonardo starred in two films - "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed". Blood Diamond is about a young smuggler named Danny Archer who trades diamonds during the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1999. The work received generally favorable reviews, and DiCaprio received another nomination for the Golden Globe and Oscar. In the movie The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese, Leo played William Costigan, a police officer who was infiltrated by the Irish Mafia. The film received the highest ratings from critics, and the actor was nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA.
In early 2008, DiCaprio starred in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies, based on the novel of the same name by David Ignatius. The film tells about the fight against terrorists agents of the CIA. In the same year, Leo reunites with Kate Winslet and plays in the drama Revolutionary Road. The film tells about a married couple who dream of breaking with the routine life and moving to Paris. Leonardo received another Golden Globe nomination.
In 2010, he again worked with Martin Scorsese on the psychological thriller Shutter Island, an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name.
In 2012, Quentin Tarantino offered DiCaprio a role in his spaghetti western Django Unchained. Leo agrees and for the first time plays the villain, charming and at the same time cynical and cruel slave owner Calvin Candy, for which he received a ninth Golden Globe nomination.
A year later, Leonardo accepts Baz Luhrmann's offer to play in another adaptation of Francis Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but DiCaprio's performance was highly praised.
Leonardo returns to Scorsese and starred in his new masterpiece The Wolf of Wall Street. The film is based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort, a former New York broker who was convicted of money laundering and a number of other financial crimes. This is the fifth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio. For this acting work, he was awarded the second Golden Globe, and again nominated for the Oscar and BAFTA awards. DiCaprio was also nominated for an Oscar for producing the film.
Since the fall of 2014, DiCaprio participated in the many months of filming the film "The Revenant" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Leonardo played the role of trapper Hugh Glass, who was left for dead in the wilds of the northwestern United States at the beginning of the 19th century, but managed to survive despite serious injuries. The film was released at the very end of 2015, and on February 28, 2016 DiCaprio brought the long-awaited "Oscar" for the main male role. DiCaprio received a number of other awards for this role, including another Golden Globe and a BAFTA award.
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019. Leonardo DiCaprio played the title role and received a twelfth Golden Globe Award nomination, a tenth Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, a fifth BAFTA nomination and a seventh Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. The film also featured Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, who embodied the image of the famous American actress and model Sharon Tate.
Awards. DiCaprio has won more than 70 awards, according to IMDB. He was nominated seven times for the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Revenant (2016), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) and Best Supporting Actor in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1994). He was nominated five times for the BAFTA Award and twelve times for the Golden Globe Award. In 2016, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the British BAFTA Best Actor Award for his performance as Hugh Glass in The Revenant. Winner of three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004), winner of a Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical nomination for his portrayal of Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street "(2013) and in the nomination "Best Actor in a Drama" for his role in "The Revenant" (2016). Nominee for Saturn, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Satellite.
Personal life. Leonardo DiCaprio dated Danish model Helena Christensen in the 1990s, Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen from 2000 to 2005, and Israeli model Bar Refaeli from 2006 to 2009. On March 26, 2010, DiCaprio and Refaeli officially announced a break in their relationship. Since the summer of 2010, Leo and Bar began dating again and were already planning to get married, but in May 2011, the New York Post reported that Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli had finally broken up.
Since June 2011, he dated actress Blake Lively. In early October 2011, it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively broke up, but promised to maintain friendly relations. In December 2011, it became known that Leo began dating Victoria's Secret lingerie model Erin Heatherton, but in November 2012 the couple announced their separation due to busy work schedules for both.
In May 2013, the actor began a relationship with German model Toni Garrn, which ended in December of the following year.
Since the end of 2017, DiCaprio has been in an ongoing relationship with Camila Morrone, an actress and model from Argentina.
November 10, 2023