Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in many famous films over the years. Just to name a few are Django Unchained, Titanic, Inception, and even The Departed. He’s a talented film actor and environmental activist.
In the Beginning
DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. He was the only child of George and Irmelin DiCaprio. When he was still a toddler his parents became divorced. So, at the time he was raised by his mother who worked as a legal secretary.
Even though his parents were divorced. DiCaprio still had a close relationship with his father who worked as a book distributor and artist. His parents urged him to explore his creativity, and so he did. Early in life he had an interest in acting. As he puts it:
“I loved imitating people … I loved joking around with my parents and creating different characters. I liked doing my own little homemade skits.”
He didn’t see a lot of success for his budding acting career until his early teens.
DiCaprio’s acting career so a rocky start. In the early 1990s though he was able to become a regular on a television network. He had a few guest appearances on a few TV shows like The New Lassie and Roseanne. He even had a role on a comedy called Parenthood, but the show did not last for long.
DiCaprio didn’t see his first major film role until he starred in the film The Boy’s Life in 1993. In 1997, he starred in Titanic which became a sensational it. It was that role which skyrocketed him to being the big star he is today. He’s worked alongside other talented film people such as Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese.
In October of 1997, The Empire, a UK magazine, listed him as No. 75 on “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” List. People magazine even called DiCaprio one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” He has even received a Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in the 2004 film The Aviator.
Most Known For
DiCaprio is well known for taking on odd roles and making them shine. Perhaps his best known performance (and no doubt a fan favorite still) is his role in the film Titanic. Recently, he’s starred in another popular film made in 2013 called The Wolf of Wall Street. Another film he starred in was The Great Gatsby released in 2013. where he played the role of Jay Gatsby.
Current Personal Life
DiCaprio’s personal life and his public life do not have much of a separation. He did have an off again and on again relationship with Gisele Bundchen who was a supermodel. From 2000 to 2005 the rocky relationship served as gossip fodder for Web sites and several celebrity magazines. He did date another model, Bar Refaeli, for a couple of years. In 2011, he hooked up with an actress named Blake Lively. Ever since he’s dated other models too.
Where Are They Now
DiCaprio has continued to be a talented actor, but he also has a passion for the environment as well. In 2000 he even hosted a Earth Day celebration. Even serving on the boards of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, World Wildlife Fund, and Natural Resources Defense Council. He even released a documentary in 2007 that he wrote, narrated, and debuted himself. He’s the one of a few founders of The Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at California Community Foundation. It’s a non-profit organization which supports environmental causes and awareness. He even has a partnership with Netflix to produce documentaries that focus on conservation and environmental issues.