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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Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace

    Updated On : Apr 11,2017   9:40 am
United Nations, April 11 (IANS) Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. View More..

Tobey Maguire to direct adaptation of 'Blood on Snow'

    Updated On : Apr 06,2017   5:22 am
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actor Tobey Maguire is stepping behind the camera for adapting Jo Nesbo's novel "Blood on Snow" for the big screen. View More..

'American Playboy...' high on Hugh Hefner's social work, not sex life

    Updated On : Apr 05,2017   11:02 am
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Hedonistic parties high on sex and lingerie-clad models have been intrinsic parts of Playboy boss Hugh Hefner's life. But makers of "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" have put his commitment towards the social and cultural landscape in the spotlight in the forthcoming docu-series. View More..

DiCaprio in Caribbean for Nina Agdal's birthday

    Updated On : Mar 27,2017   12:30 pm
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio to celebrate model and girlfriend Nina Agdals 25th birthday in the Caribbean region. View More..

Nicholas Hoult dating Playboy model

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   5:22 am
London, March 20 (IANS) "X-Men" star Nicholas Hoult is dating Playboy model Bryana Holly. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan not heading to Hollywood anytime soon

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   4:58 pm
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hollywood with 2003 film "The Great Gatsby", but he is not heading to the West anytime soon. The megastar says he has no offers from the foreign shores at the moment. View More..

Priyanka Chopra 'glitters' at Golden Globes 2017

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   7:26 am
Los Angeles, Jan 9 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra made a stunning debut on the red carpet of the 74th Golden Globe Awards in a golden glided Ralph Lauren gown with a plunging v-neckline. View More..

Priyanka Chopra in Golden Globes fashion fix

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   6:08 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 6 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who made stunning fashionable debut at the red carpet of Oscars and Emmys last year, is having trouble in picking out an outfit for the forthcoming Golden Globe Awards ceremony here. View More..

Leonardo DiCaprio to be presenter at Golden Globes (Lead, correcting last para)

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   6:06 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 6 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been confirmed to be a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards. View More..

Leonardo DiCaprio to be presenter at Golden Globes

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   2:56 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 6 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been confirmed to be a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards. View More..

Tatum, Hardy might star in 'Triple Frontier'

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   2:52 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 6 (IANS) Actors Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy are in talks to star in upcoming action thriller "Triple Frontier", but there seem to scheduling conflicts. View More..

'Desi girl' Priyanka Chopra raised own bar globally in 2016

    Updated On : Dec 28,2016   1:12 pm
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) She once said that she wants the world, and it seems 2016 helped her get a few steps closer to her dream. The year saw Priyanka Chopra becoming the first South Asian to win a People's Choice Award, followed by presenting Oscar and Emmy awards, being invited to the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and was also conferred India's fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri. View More..

Piers Sellers: Climate scientist, Nasa astronaut dies at 61

    Updated On : Dec 24,2016   10:28 am
London, Dec 24 (IANS) British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said. View More..

Alan Thicke died due to ruptured aorta

    Updated On : Dec 22,2016   1:14 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 22 (IANS) Actor Alan Thicke died because of a ruptured aorta, states his official death certificate. He died on December 14 at age 69. View More..

'Silence' takes Martin Scorsese on 'deeper road'

    Updated On : Dec 18,2016   5:20 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Martin Scorsese says his latest movie "Silence" has taken him on a road deeper than any of his other movies. 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..