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Oscar Week | His Master’s Voice | Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (1974 – present)

American actor and film producer

Leonardo DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had recurring roles in TV series, such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s. He was praised for his supporting role in the drama What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), and gained public recognition with leading roles in the drama The Basketball Diaries(1995) and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron‘s epic romance Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film to that point.

DiCaprio has been a regular collaborator with Martin Scorsese since Gangs of New York (2002), and has widely been seen as Robert De Niro‘s replacement in Scorsese’s movies.

DiCaprio is a committed environmentalist, who urged his fans and all watching the 2016 Oscars ceremony to do their bit to tackle climate change.

Films of Note: This Boy’s Life (1993), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The Departed (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), Shutter Island (2010), Inception (2010), Django Unchained (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Revenant (2015)