DiCaprio is the son of an American author of comedies and has a German-Italian origin from his mother. It is said that the name was put under strong impression after seeing the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci when she visited Italy, and she was pregnant in that period.
His parents divorced when Leonardo was 8 years old. Leonardo lives in the Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, and often is visiting his grandmother, which explains his knowledge in German. When he was five appears for the first time on American television screens, a manager is proposing him to change the name that seemed quite exotic, which is unacceptable by his family.
His acting career started in 1990 when he plays the role of Garry Buckman in a television version of the movie "Parenthood". In the same year played in the movie "Santa Barbara" with the role of the young Mason Capwell. Between 1991-1992 plays the role of a tramp, Luke Brower in the comedy "Our noisy house". After a series of films in which he starred, DiCaprio received most roles in famous films like "Celebrity", directed by Woody Allen, or receiving roles as "Arthur Rimbaud" or "Paul Verlaine" (French poets). He is nominated for "Oscar" with role that has represented the young Arnie Grape in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape".
In 1995, plays the role of a homosexual writer in "Total Eclipse" and in 1996, is starring in "Romeo +Juliet." Immediately after "Titanic", accepts a double role in "The Man in the Iron Mask" in 1998.
The 21st century begins for DiCaprio with the movie "The Beach" directed by Danny Boyle. And in 2002 starts the first collaboration with Martin Scorsesse in "Gangs of New York" starring next to Daniel Day-Lewis. The film achieved 10 Oscar nominations, but no prize. In 2006, there is a premiere of the Golden Globes: Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for 2 times at the same category, for films "The Departed" and "Blood Diamond". For the last film, is also nominated for an Oscar.
"Revolutionary Road" is another spectacular film with his partner from "Titanic", Kate Winslet. Fro the role from this movie, the actor is once again nominated for a Golden Globe in 2008. After another 2 year break in 2010, DiCaprio once again is working with the director Martin Scorsesse in "Shutter Island." In the summer of that year, he is playing in the blockbuster "Inception". It is rumored that 2010 is the year of Leonardo DiCaprio, he has a good chance to be nominated, or finally to take the Oscar for one of the two films. The marvelous Actor takes another break for 2 years to prepare for his role in "Hoover", a film that will be directed by Clint Eastwood. DiCaprio is a fantastic fantastic actor, playing only extraordinary roles, enchanting our eyes with his exceptional movies.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The Best Actors in the World .
A really good actor is an incredible person to see in action. The gifted ones have the ability to make you forget where you are and what you’re doing and take you in a different place seeing a drama unfold before your eyes. It is absolutely amazing to admire the most fantastic actors, which enchant our eyes with spectacular movies, wonderful roles and strong characters. Delight your eyes with the best actors that we will list and vote your favorite!!!!