Leonardo Dicaprio is one of Hollywood most famous faces and most sought after names in the entertainment business. He is an actor, producer and activist that focuses on environmental issues. His early career began in TV as a child actor and then he moved into big-screen movies. (Image by Russo)
When Dicaprio was young he got wide-spread attention for his role in The Basketball Diaries in 1995. He then got the attention of teen girls everywhere for this role in the drama Romeo + Juliet. This made him one of the world’s most popular celebrities in the film business. At that time he won the affection of fans girls around the world because of his good looks, but that was all about to change.
Leonardo Dicaprio was cast in the leading role in one of the biggest movies of all time. He played the character of Jack in the movie Titanic. This was one of the highest grossing films of all time and broke all kinds of records. This Hollywood blockbuster, earned him worldwide appeal and solidified his position as bona-fide A-list actor. This gave him artistic freedom to pick and choose roles that would best exhibit his natural talent and performance ability. He decided to take on more serious acting roles.
Some of his notable on-screen work includes: Romeo + Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Revoltionary Road (2008), Shutter Island (2010) Inception (2010), J. Edgar (2011), Django Unchained (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Revenant (2015), and many more to come. Not to mention, he has numerous titles on slate as Producer, throgh his own production company called Appian Way Productions.
The industry has obviously taken notice of his exceptional talent. Dicaprio won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in The Aviator. He also won Best Actor for his outstanding performance in the The Wolf of Wall Street. Dicaprio also won an Academy Award for this role. He got the Best Actor Award for his performance in the movie The Revenant.
With all of his work in films and all the charity events he does for the environment, Dicaprio is one busy celebrity. He is one of the most famous actors of all time, and movie after movie, he proves that his recognition and Hollywood longevity is well deserved. We wish him many more years of silver screen success!