Leonardo DiCaprio’s BiographyA bohemian child, the favorite of Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino, Oscar-winner in the category «Best Actor» and Golden Raspberry winner in «Worst Actor», an actor, a producer, the idol of millions of women and an eligible bachelor - Leonardo DiCaprio. Net worth: $260 million.
Childhood in Los AngelesLeonardo is the only child of Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio. Even before the future star was born, he showed a love of the arts. The baby kicked in his mother’s womb when she was enjoying Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings. The boy was born on November 11, 1974. He was given a rare name: Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.
Whether the explosive mix of Italian (on the father’s side), German and Russian (on the mother’s side) blood or the future actor’s participation in a children’s TV-show at the age of 2 influenced his choice of profession, at the age of 14 he already knew he would be an actor.Leonardo’s last place of education was John Marshall High School. Despite the fact that his parents got divorced so early, Leonardo has always received support from his father, who was a comic illustrator. The parents encouraged and developed their son’s artistic skills and welcomed his early interest in acting.
«I loved imitating people... I enjoyed making jokes with my parents and creating different characters.»
Childhood RolesBy the early ‘90s, the boy was regularly acting on television shows. He played in «Santa Barbara», «The New Lassie» and the comedy series «Parents». 1991 brought the breakthrough in the rising star’s career. First was the role in the sitcom «Growing Pains» and the acquaintance with Kirk Cameron and Alan Thicke. Later that year, Leonardo got his debut movie role in the low-budget but popular horror movie «Critters 3».
Up the Career LadderIn 1993, after «This Boy’s Life» got high praise from the critics, the drama «What's Eating Gilbert Grape» followed, starring Johnny Depp. Leonardo so vividly portrayed a mentally-handicapped boy in the movie, that he was nominated for an Academy Award.
Scorsese’s and Spielberg's MuseAfter «Titanic» there was a slight dip in DiCaprio’s career, as «The Man in the Iron Mask» (1998) and «The Beach» (2000) weren’t successful financially or artistically. «The Man in the Iron Mask» couldn’t be redeemed, even by the stellar trio: Jeremy Irons, Gerard Depardieu, and John Malkovich. However, Leo soon recovered his reputation.
Subsequent HallmarksAccording to Zoomboola.com, in 2008 Leonardo reunited with Kate Winslet in «Revolutionary Road», an intense drama about a married couple who live in the mid-20th century and face personal problems. Later, in 2010, he explored the fantastic future in «Inception» by Christopher Nolan, where technology allows people to enter other people’s dreams and their subconscious.
Oscar for «The Revenant»Towards the end of 2015, DiCaprio starred in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s movie, «The Revenant», where he plays a hunter, forced to survive a cold winter in inhuman conditions in the Wild West of the early 1800s.
The EnvironmentalistDiCaprio constantly draws public attention to environmental problems. He is the founder of the non-commercial fund, the «Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation», as well as its main sponsor, having donated over $30 million towards environmental protection in 40 countries.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Personal LifeAlthough the actor has reached a mature age, he has never been married. His personal life at the moment can be described as «Actively seeking».
Leonardo is the owner of an island in the Caribbean Sea; he bought it in 2008. He is working on restoring the island’s coastline, which has eroded as a result of fishermen’s activities. Leonardo is building a futuristic eco-resort, which will be 100 environmentally friendly. In addition, DiCaprio invests money in the «Love The Wild» company, which produces only sustainable seafood.