Leonardo DiCaprio is a famous Hollywood actor, producer, and environmental activist. Born in Hollywood, California, in 1974 to parents George DiCaprio and Irmelin, DiCaprio has been acting since he was a child.
His big break came with the release of the blockbuster movie “Titanic” in 1997. He has been nominated for several Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards and has won several awards and nominations. DiCaprio has established himself as one of the most influential actors of his generation.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Biography
Leonardo DiCaprio was born to Hollywood actors Irmelin and George DiCaprio on March 1, 1974, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is the fourth of five children. His father George was an actor and director, while his mother Irmelin is a former model and interior designer.
Leonardo attended the Crossroads School for Drama and the Professional Performing Arts School for acting. DiCaprio began his career as a child actor, and has starred in a number of popular movies such as “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “The Basketball Diaries,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Again?”
“To Catch a Thief,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Blood Diamond.
DiCaprio began his career at the young age of 6. His mother gave him acting lessons and he starred in the 1990 movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” which was his big break.
He followed that success with the movie “Catch Me If You Can” and then went on to star in several other successful movies such as “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Part 2,” “The Basketball Diaries,” “Duck Soup,” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Part 3.” DiCaprio has also starred in “Jack” and “A River Runs Through It.” He also produced and starred in “The Aviator,”
“The Departed,” and “Revolutionary Road.
DiCaprio started acting in 1992 after his performance in “My Own Private Idaho.” DiCaprio has starred in more than 50 movies since then, with his most notable movies being “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” and “Gangs of New York.” DiCaprio became the youngest ever recipient of the Golden Globe Award for “Most Promising Newcomer,” and won the Academy Award for “Best Actor” in 2000 for his role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
” He was nominated for another Academy Award in 2002 for his role as Hugh Glass in the movie “The Revenant.” DiCaprio became the second youngest ever winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as the lead character of Leo Bloom in the 2004 movie
“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Net Worth
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the richest actors in Hollywood. He currently has an estimated net worth of US$440 million. However, Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth will go up in 2020 when he appears in the upcoming “Titanic” series.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s best-selling and most notable movies include the Oscar-winning “Titanic”, the 1999 hit movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, “Romeo + Juliet”, “The Aviator”, and the documentary “Before the Flood”. His most notable TV movies include “The Burning Season” and “Great Expectations”.
In 2009, DiCaprio became the first actor to ever receive three Best Actor Academy Award nominations. He has been nominated for Best Actor in the following three consecutive years: “The Aviator”, “Gravity”, and “The Revenant”.
Leonardo David DiCaprio was born on September 14, 1974, in Hollywood, California. He is the son of actors, George DiCaprio and Irmelin Livia (Hazard) DiCaprio, who were both employed at the time.
Leonardo’s father, George DiCaprio, was an accomplished actor who had a recurring role on “Kojak.” The elder DiCaprio is best known for playing the character of Vincent Van Gogh in the eponymous 1976 movie, and subsequently for his voice-over work in Disney’s animated film, The Rescuers Down Under (1977).
His mother, Irmelin Livia Hazard, was a dancer, singer, and actress and her film credits include the film Purple Hearts (1975) and the Western comedy Cowboy Cop (1975).
She was also credited in several westerns in the 1960s.
In 2009, DiCaprio became a Special Advisor for the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Wildlife Program, and he continues to focus on global climate change and other environmental issues. According to World Wildlife Fund, DiCaprio and other famous actors and environmental advocates launched the Billionaire’s Pledge, an initiative to raise $1 billion in private funding to help end the extinction crisis.
DiCaprio’s foundation, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, is dedicated to conserving the world’s endangered species and tackling climate change. DiCaprio and his foundation have given $30 million to the wildlife fund for initiatives in the last few years.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award twenty times, winning one. In 2016, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a Canadian author, Alexander Hearne in “The Revenant.” In 2005, he won a Golden Globe Award for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” and in 2005 he won a BAFTA Award for “The Aviator.” In 2003, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jordan Belfort in the crime drama “The Wolf of Wall Street.” In 1999, DiCaprio was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Don Markham in the film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” In 1999, he also won a Golden Globe Award for his role as Stephen Dedalus in the film “A Room with a View.” He also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for “The Aviator.