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Biography of Leonardo DiCaprio

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On November 11 in the year 1974, Leonardo DiCaprio was born. He is an American actor and a film producer. When his German mother named Irmalin’s, at the Uffizi was basking the DaVinci painting suddenly she experienced a kick from his unborn boy in her stomach that was the moment that he got his name as Leonardo.

The year in which Leonardo was born the same year his Italian father named George and mother got divorced. His childhood time was spend in the Echo park, than moving ahead at the particularly seeds drug- prevailed area of Los Angeles.

At the very small age in 1953 he appeared in a TV show called "Romper Room", which was his best-loved show. But with his misbehavior in the show he was nearly thrown out off from there. He made many films on the theme of commercial and education like "Mickey's Safety Club" and also periodic part in TV series.

Further, in the TV series "Growing Pains" he played a role as the homeless boy in 1985 and he made his introduction in film role as a Josh in Critters 3 that was in 1991. Finally after the long way in 1993 he got a break through in the film “This Boy's Life” as Toby, in which he was the co-star, was Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin.

For this film he was runner-up for Best Supporting Actor for the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film. The difficult role he played in the film “What's Eating Gilbert Grape” as Arnie in 1993 for which he acquired his first Academy Award and also Golden Globe nominations.

Along with this he has also played the equally intriguing parts in the film The Basketball Diaries in which he was drug-troubled Jim Carroll in 1995, the same year another film was Total Eclipse in which he played the role as the tormented homosexual poet Rimbaud and in 1996 he played as a the angry teenage son of a harried mother in the film Marvin's Room.

Year 1996 is remembered for him as this year he made a major impact with his starring role in a much updated Romeo + Juliet. The most Academy Award wining film Titanic, which was his highest grossing film ever, he made a sensational role as Jack

Dawson in the film. That was the year when Superstardom came to DiCaprio. Then after a down all came as in the film Iron Mask in 1998 his execution in the remake of The Man was poorly received. But beside all this the film gained much profit.

Then after his next film The Beach in 2000 was not a success but he made a comeback with his performance in the film Catch Me If You Can in 2002 and remains an A-list star.

By FW Editor

Tags: actor, 1974, producer

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 23 April '10

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