Leonardo DiCaprio - Leo
Leonardo DiCaprio - Jack Dawson of Titanic
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio famous as Leonardo DiCaprio born on Nov 11, 1974 in USA. He is a Hollywood actor and film producer whose career rose with his role of Jack Dawson in the 'Titanic' movie. DiCaprio has also been nominated two times for BAFTA, three times for SAG, and seven Golden Globe Awards. He is a Golden Globe and a Silver Bear Award winner. The turning point of Leonardo life came when he played Jack Dawson in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, alongside Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, which soon became the highest grossing film of all time and received 11 Oscars.
Leonardo DiCaprio childhood
Leo was born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Irmelin, a former legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an underground comic artist and producer/distributor of comic books. His mother moved from Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany, to the U.S. during the 1950s, while his father is a fourth-generation American of half Italian and half German descent. His maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken, who was born Yelena Smirnova, was a Russian immigrant to Germany. He was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked. His parents divorced when he was a year old and he lived mostly with his mother, although his father was around intermittently.
During his childhood, he attended Seeds Elementary School. He was interested in baseball cards, comic books, and he frequently visited museums with his father. DiCaprio and his mother lived in several neighborhoods such as Echo Park. He graduated from John Marshall High School a few blocks away, after attending the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years.
Leonardo DiCaprio Early Career
Leo's career began with his appearing in several commercials and educational films. He got his break on television in 1990 when he was cast in the short-lived series based on the movie Parenthood. On set, he met another struggling child actor, Tobey Maguire. The two quickly became friends and made a pact to help each other find roles in TV and movies. After Parenthood, DiCaprio had bit parts on several shows, including The New Lassie and Roseanne, as well as a brief stint on the soap opera Santa Barbara, playing the young Mason Capwell.
His debut film role was Critters 3, a B-grade horror film, which later went straight to video. His breakthrough came in 1992, when he beat out hundreds of other boys for the role of Toby Wolff in This Boy's Life, co-starring Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin. His performance as the troubled, abused teenager was critically acclaimed and Hollywood soon took notice. Later in 1993, he co-starred as the mentally handicapped brother to Johnny Depp in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. His performance earned him both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actor.
Leonardo DiCaprio - Leo personal Life
Leo dated Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen on and off from 2001 to 2005, and has also dated Kristen Zang. Since 2005, he has dated Israeli model Bar Refaeli. Their relationship ended in 2009. He is close friends with Tobey Maguire and Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star Kate Winslet. He was childhood friends with the late Christopher Pettiet.
DiCaprio owns a home in Los Angeles and an apartment in TriBeCa, in Manhattan, New York. He bought an island in Belize where he is planning to create an eco-friendly resort, as well as an apartment in Riverhouse, an eco-friendly building overlooking the Hudson River in Manhattan.
DiCaprio favorite TV show is The Twilight Zone.
Leonardo DiCaprio new movie
Leonardo DiCaprio new releasing movie is 'Shutter Island'. It is an upcoming Hollywood horror/thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. In this movie Leo playing a character of Teddy Daniels, a U.S. marshal investigating the disappearance. The film is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. Production started in March 2008; Shutter Island was originally slated to be released on October 2, 2009, but Paramount recently annouced that it was going to push the film towards a mid-February release in 2010.
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