Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a well-known American actor and producer who is well-known for his attractive looks and acting abilities.
He made his television debut in 1991 with ‘Santa Barbara,’ and went on to become a worldwide celebrity.
Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California, on November 11, 1974, as the only child of Irmelin Indenbirken, a legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, a comic artist, producer, and distributor.
He was just one when his parents divorced, and he spent most of his childhood with his mother, who moved around a lot to make ends meet.
Despite living far away from his father, Leonardo was always connected to him, who encouraged him to pursue his artistic side.
He spent some of his boyhood in Germany with his mother’s parents.
Leonardo DiCaprio Education
He spent four years at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before enrolling at Seeds Elementary School.
He enrolled at John Marshall High School, but dropped out after three years, earning merely a general equivalency diploma (GED).
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Acting Career
His fascination with impersonating people, pulling pranks on his parents, and performing self-written skits showed early on that he enjoyed acting.
He was on the set of the children’s television series Romper Room’ when he was only five years old, but he couldn’t stay for long since he was problematic at such a young age.
Leonardo DiCaprio began by appearing in modest commercials and instructive videos, with his first advertisement for Matchbox Cars coming at the age of 14.
He made his television debut in 1990 with a short series based on the comedy film “Parenthood,” for which he was also nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor.
Later in his career, he appeared in series like ‘The New Lassie’ and ‘Roseanne.’
In 1991, he appeared in the family comedy ‘Growing Pains’ and made his film debut in the horror film ‘Critters 3.’ This marked a major turning point in his career.
In 1993, he starred alongside Robert De Niro in ‘This Boy’s Life,’ a film about strained relationships between a kid and his stepfather that received critical praise.
In 1993, he added another feather to his crown with the film ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.’ He co-starred in the film with Johnny Depp.
His career took off after 1995, thanks to films like “The Basketball Diaries” and “The Quick and the Dead.”
In 1996, DeCaprio starred as Romeo with Claire Danes as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare-inspired film Romeo + Juliet.
With the release of James Cameron’s tragic love story ‘Titanic’ alongside Kate Winslet in 1997, Leonardo’s career reached new heights. It was the most expensive picture ever filmed, with a budget of more than $200 million. With the film’s huge success, Leonardo demonstrated his ability to play leading parts in Hollywood.
Leonardo garnered Academy Award nods for his roles in ‘The Aviator’ (2004), ‘Blood Diamond’ (2006), and ‘The Departed’ (2006). In 2007, Leonardo also produced a documentary about the environment. He’s collaborated with Netflix to do additional documentaries like this.
In 2011, he starred in the biographical drama ‘J. Edgar,’ which he supported with extensive study. In the film, he played FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and he was praised for his nuanced and convincing portrayal.
Leonardo DiCaprio starred as former stockbroker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese’s black comedy thriller ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ in 2013. The film, which is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name, is a recount of Belfort’s viewpoint on his work as a stockbroker in New York City.
In 2015, DiCaprio appeared in the film “The Revenant.” The film is inspired by the adventures of frontiersman Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and is based in part on Michael Punke’s novel of the same name.
Leonardo owns Appian Way Productions, a production firm in addition to performing.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Personal Life
DiCaprio’s personal life has received a lot of media interest. He seldom gives interviews and keeps his life secret, although he has been the subject of multiple references outlining his relationships with women aged 25 and younger. DiCaprio met Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen in 1999, and the two dated until 2005.
From 2005 until 2011, he was romantically linked to Israeli model Bar Refaeli, during which time he met Israeli President Shimon Peres and paid a visit to Refaeli’s birthplace of Hod HaSharon. Leonardo DiCaprio later dated Toni Garrn, a German fashion model, from July 2013 to December 2014, and again in 2017. Since 2017, DiCaprio has been dating Argentine-American model and actress Camila Morrone. They attended the Oscars as a pair in 2020.
When model Aretha Wilson whacked him over the head with a shattered bottle at a Hollywood party in 2005, DiCaprio’s face was seriously wounded. He had 17 stitches on his face and neck as a result. Wilson admitted to the attack and was sentenced to two years in jail in 2010.
When Red Granite Pictures, the production company behind The Wolf of Wall Street, was entangled in the Malaysia Development Berhad controversy in 2017, Leonardo DiCaprio gave up gifts he received from business acquaintances at the firm to the US authorities. Marlon Brando’s Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal in 1954’s On the Waterfront, a $3.2 million Pablo Picasso artwork, and a $9 million Jean-Michel Basquiat collage were among them.
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on the 11th of November 1974. Today he is 48 years old.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Net Worth
Leonardo DiCaprio has a net worth of $300 million as of December 2020. He has made money via movies, endorsements, and a variety of investments.
For the film The Basketball Diaries, he was paid $1 million. However, Titanic paid him well, with each film earning him $20 million. He also receives incentives and royalties, bringing his total earnings to $300 million between 1995 and 2019.
Leonardo DiCaprio has multiple sponsorships under his belt and was reputedly paid $5 million by a Japanese credit card business. He was an investor in Beyond Meat, which went public with a $4 billion value in 2019.
Leonard has made real estate investments and is the owner of multiple properties. He initially paid $1.6 million for a beachfront home in Malibu and then $23 million for another.
In Los Angeles, he has three homes: one in Silver Lake and two in Hollywood Hills. He also has two New York City residences.
He has a 104-acre private island in Belize that he paid $1.75 million for. He announced in 2016 that he will turn the land into an eco-friendly resort called Blackadore Caye.
In ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,’ he received an Academy Award nomination for his performance as a mentally handicapped boy.
‘Titanic’ garnered 14 Academy Award nominations, winning 11 of them. Leonardo’s fame soared, and he was named to People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” list in 1997 and 1998.
For his role in ‘The Departed,’ he earned the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild both nominated him for Best Actor in a Motion Picture.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been an engaged socially responsible person, as seen by his environmental concerns. His involvement in the celebration of Earth Day in 2000, as well as an interview with President Bill Clinton on the subject of global warming, says it all.
He has also served on the World Wildlife Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s boards of directors.
He’s also involved with the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at the California Community Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to environmental causes.
In 2010, he was nominated for the VH1 Do Something Award for his dedication to environmental causes.
In the year 2014, he was selected as the UN envoy on climate change.
In 2016, Leonardo Dicaprio received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant.