Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (Biography)

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (Biography)

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio  Italian:born November 11, 1974) is an American
actor and film producer.He has been nominated for six Academy Awards, four
British Academy Film Awards and nine Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning one of
each award from them and three Golden Globe Awards from eleven nominations.

DiCaprio began his career by appearing in
television commercials in the late 1980s. He next had recurring roles in
various television series, such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom
Growing Pains. He debuted in his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3
(1991). He starred in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy’s Life (1993),
and received acclaim and his first Academy Award nomination for his supporting
role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). He gained public recognition with
leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and the romantic drama Romeo +
Juliet (1996). He achieved international fame as a star in James Cameron’s epic
romance Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film of all time to
that point.

Since 2000, DiCaprio has received critical
acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. DiCaprio’s subsequent
films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama
Catch Me If You Can (2002), and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York
(2002), which marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin
Scorsese. He was acclaimed for his performances in the political war thriller
Blood Diamond (2006), the neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006), the
espionage thriller Body of Lies (2008), the drama Revolutionary Road (2008),
the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), the science fiction thriller
Inception (2010), the biographical film J. Edgar (2011), the western Django Unchained
(2012), and the period drama The Great Gatsby (2013).

DiCaprio’s portrayals of Howard Hughes in
The Aviator (2004) and Hugh Glass in The Revenant (2015) won him the Golden
Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. His performance as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf
of Wall Street (2013) won him the Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Motion
Picture Musical or Comedy. He also won the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for
Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant. DiCaprio is the founder of his
own production company, Appian Way Productions.

Yassin Essamaoui

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