The glorious actor who started his career at the age of 14 has never looked back. He continues to give out performances that blow our minds and leave a positive impact on the world.
Leonardo’s performances speak wonders about the actor’s versatility. Take the classic – Titanic. He plays a 27-year-old Jack in the movie alongside Kate Winslet.
There isn’t a person on Earth who has not cried watching Titanic.
Leo’s breakthrough and rise
The actor started out with roles in advertisements at the beginning of his career. His first major breakthrough came when Robert DeNiro picked him for the role in ‘This boys life’.
DiCaprio was handpicked by Robert DeNiro out of 400 young actors for the role he played in ‘This Boys Life’.
The list of roles with a real impact are endless – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The quick and the dead, Total Eclipse, Romeo Juliet, Marvin’s Room. And these movies came before he really made a splash in Hollywood.
The myth comes to life
With his international breakthrough in James Cameron’s Titanic, DiCaprio’s career took off like a rocket shooting for the stars. Viewers love his performance to this day and cry sorrowful tears witnessing his fantastic performance.
He has been shelling out great performances time and again. Leo has played iconic roles in critically acclaimed movies and whats more? He does not mean to stop.
The actor has received BAFTA and an Academy Award. Let’s not forget the Golden Globes he has bagged home after his performances in movies like The Great Gatsby, The Revenant and The Departed.
Things you don’t know about the legend:
Leo DiCaprio along with Kate Winslet paid nursing home fees for the last living survivor of Titanic. They did it so that the kind lady wouldn’t have to sell her artefacts.
Refused American Psycho role
The actor denied the role of Patrick Bateman in the thriller because his fanbase was majorly made of teen girls.
Namesake of DaVinci
Leonardo is named so because his mother was in a museum looking at a Leonardo DaVinci painting when he kicked for the first time. Cute story, isn’t it?
Leonardo – The Art Fanatic
Nic cage outbid Leonardo for a Dinosaur skull in 2007. But he bought a Salvador Dali painting for $1.2 Million in 2011 against a Picasso.
Leonardo has donated to global causes like save the Tiger Nepal, to save oceanic wildlife and for gay rights.
Vladimir Putin has praised him for being “a man”. He has also raised $31.7 Million by auctioning 33 pieces of art.
“Here, in Russia, we call such a person a real man. If wildlife and tiger conservation is in the hands of people with such character, we are destined to succeed.” Putin said about Leonardo.
He has taken away roles
Leo won against Christian Bale for his role in Titanic.
Big time producer
Leonardo is producing a Twilight zone movie among other production projects that he is working on.
DiCaprio almost died…
Leonardo has survived a shark attack.
Leonardo DiCaprio almost died in a skydiving accident because his parachute wouldn’t open. Fortunately, a skydiving instructor swooped in to save him.
The best pet
Leoardo has a pet tortoise.
DiCaprio has OCD
Leo’s OCD was rekindled when he was shooting for “The Aviator”.