Who is Leonardo DiCaprio?
Who is Leonardo DiCaprio?
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He is known for his portrayal of Jack Dawson in Titanic and as Bear Grylls in the film The Revenant. He has received a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. DiCaprio’s first film was the drama This Boy’s Life in 1993.
DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles County, California. His mother, Irmelin (née Allegra), is a former model, and his father, George DiCaprio (1930-1998), was an underground comics artist. DiCaprio’s maternal grandfather was of Italian descent from the region of Emilia-Romagna; his maternal grandmother originated from the regions of Bologna and Ferrara.
DiCaprio attended Roman Catholic schools and developed his acting skills at a young age. He made his first television appearance at age five, in a commercial for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. At the time of his birth, he was named Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio in honor of director Ludovico Di Caprio. His mother had wanted to name him Leonardo, but his father instead chose the name “Leo”. In 1996, after his first film, “This Boy’s Life”, DiCaprio decided to drop the “DiCaprio” from his name and use his full surname.
DiCaprio has two younger siblings: a sister named Renée (born in 1982) and a brother named Dominic (born in 1985). He was raised in Los Angeles’ Palisades neighborhood and attended John Marshall High School. DiCaprio was raised as a Catholic.
DiCaprio made his feature film debut in the 1992 film “This Boy’s Life”. In 1993, DiCaprio played the role of young George Washington and was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his performance. He also had a supporting role in the 1994 film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” as Gilbert Blythe, and starred as Romeo in the 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo + Juliet”.
DiCaprio had his first leading role in 1997, with a starring role in the romantic comedy “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. He received his first Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of an autistic boy who has difficulty communicating with others. In 1999, DiCaprio starred alongside Kevin Connolly, Mark Wahlberg, and Cameron Diaz in the comedy “That Thing You Do!. His next films included “The Beach”, “Rent”, and “This Boy’s Life”.
Leonardo DiCaprio has a net worth of $260 million as of this writing.
DiCaprio’s starring role in the film adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s book was selected by then-president Bill Clinton (who is also a fan of the book) to open the 2000 Democratic National Convention. He received his second Academy Award nomination for his performance as a teen drug dealer in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”.
Does Leonardo DiCaprio have a wife?
Leonardo DiCaprio has dated many beautiful women. He was romantically linked to model Bar Rafaeli and singer Lourdes Leon. But their relationship didn’t last long. He also romanced Téa Leoni, who is his co-star in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”.
Leonardo DiCaprio is single at the moment. He is currently not in a relationship with anyone. Leonardo DiCaprio likes to smoke weed sometimes but he doesn’t like it all the time because it makes him feel stoned and he hates feeling stoned when he goes out and meets people.