Leonardo Dicaprio Biography

Leonardo Dicaprio is an famous Hollywood Actor and he also Produced some od Films too. He was born on November 11 in 1974). His Original name is Leonardo Wilhelm Dicaprio.

Leonardo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He started his film career by appearing in television commercials prior to landing recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s.

Lenoardo parents

He made his film debut in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3 in 1991. His mother Irmelin she is German. she is a former legal secretary, and his father, George DiCaprio, is an underground comic artist and producer/distributor of comic books.

He was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy.

Awards and Films

He has received many awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004), and has been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

He was the first notable critical praise for his performance in This Boy's Life in 1993. Leonardo obtained recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993 and Marvin's Room 1996, as well as leading roles in The Basketball Diaries 1995 and Romeo + Juliet 1996, before achieving international fame in James Cameron's Titanic 1997.

Since the 2000s, Leonardo has been nominated for awards for his work in such films as Catch Me If You Can in 2002, Gangs of New York, The Aviator in 2004, Blood Diamond in 2006, The Departed in 2006, and Revolutionary Road in 2008.

His latest films Shutter Island and Inception was rank among the biggest commercial successes of his career. DiCaprio owns a production company named Appian Way Productions, whose productions include the films Gardener of Eden and Orphan.

Other Awards

  • In 1993 he won the New Generation Award by Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.
  • In 2004 he received Best Actor of the Year Award on Hollywood Film Festival.
  • In 2009 Leonardo got Big Green Help Award by Kids Choice Awards.

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Tom Hardy to get inked by DiCaprio after losing bet

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   2:30 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy has revealed that after losing a wager with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, he would now have to get a tattoo in DiCaprios handwriting. View More..

Madonna offers to re-marry Sean Penn for $150,000

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   4:58 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Singer Madonna offered to re-marry her ex-husband and actor Sean Penn in return for a $150,000 donation to a philanthropic foundation. View More..

'The Motorcycle Diaries' producer backs Indian film

    Updated On : Nov 23,2016   1:56 pm
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) US-based Karen Tenkhoff, one of the producers of the 2004 hit film "The Motorcycle Diaries", will back National Award-winning director Nila Madhab Panda's latest documentary on climate change. View More..

DiCaprio stuns onlookers on Edinburgh street

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   5:06 am
Edinburgh, Nov 18 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently visited a restaurant here, and onlookers were left stunned as they spotted him on their bus journey to work. View More..

NGO wants DiCaprio to return 'corrupt' earnings

    Updated On : Oct 28,2016   2:30 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS) An anti-corruption NGO has urged Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio to "do the right thing" and pay back his earnings from "The Wolf of Wall Street" should the US Justice Department find that they are linked to a multi-billion dollar 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal. View More..

DiCaprio urged by charity to step down from UN role

    Updated On : Oct 15,2016   2:06 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) A rainforest charity has called on actor Leonardo DiCaprio to resign as United Nations Messenger of Peace for climate change if he fails to cut his ties with Riza Aziz and Jho Low, who are at the center of allegations about the embezzlement of Malaysian state funds. View More..

Obama, DiCaprio call for action against climate change

    Updated On : Oct 04,2016   11:56 am
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio here highlighted the urgency of taking further action to combat climate change as there is "a race against time". View More..

Bear mauls man twice in 'The Revenant' style attack

    Updated On : Oct 04,2016   11:34 am
Helena (Montana), Oct 4 (IANS) Fifty-year-old Todd Orr sounded caution for all on adventure trips to the Rocky Mountains after he was mauled by a grizzly bear, twice. View More..

DiCaprio planning 'secret wedding' with Nina Agdal

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   1:40 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 29 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is currently dating model Nina Agdal, is reportedly planning to marry her next year. View More..

Obama, DiCaprio to discuss climate change

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   1:03 pm
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio will discuss ways to combat climate change at a White House event next week. View More..

Martin Scorsese is my director, my friend: Leonardo DiCaprio

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   3:02 pm
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has worked with Martin Scorsese in films like "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator", has praised the filmmaker by calling him his director and friend. View More..

Jamie Dornan in talks for 'Robin Hood: Origins'

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   3:00 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Jamie Dornan is in talks to play Will Scarlet in "Robin Hood: Origins". View More..

Leonardo DiCaprio, Nina Agdal involved in car accident

    Updated On : Aug 22,2016   1:50 pm
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio got involved in a car accident along with his rumoured girlfriend Nina Agdal over the weekend. View More..

Timberlake steps in to host Hillary Clinton fundraiser

    Updated On : Aug 21,2016   1:30 am
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who was set to host a fundraiser for US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict. His friend Justin Timberlake stepped in. View More..

DiCaprio doesn't take decisions lightly: Luhrmann

    Updated On : Aug 12,2016   3:52 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio does not play around when it comes to choosing projects, says director Baz Luhrmann. View More..

Bar Refaeli gives birth to her first child

    Updated On : Aug 12,2016   1:54 pm
Tel Aviv, Aug 12 (IANS) Model Bar Refaeli has reportedly given birth to her first child -- a girl. View More..

Hillary Clinton to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

    Updated On : Aug 12,2016   1:16 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will make a guest appearance on popular talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". View More..

Leonardo DiCaprio spotted with mysterious girl

    Updated On : Aug 08,2016   5:14 pm
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was yet again spotted with another mysterious young blonde model at a nightclub here. View More..

Leonardo DiCaprio to host Hillary Clinton for fundraiser

    Updated On : Aug 02,2016   1:12 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio will host Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for a fundraiser later this month when she makes her next visit here, sources said. View More..

Nat Geo acquires climate change film from DiCaprio

    Updated On : Jul 31,2016   2:54 pm
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) National Geographic Channel has acquired the worldwide rights to an untitled climate change feature documentary produced by Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio. View More..