Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November
11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated
for three Academy Awards and nine Golden Globe Awards. He won the Golden
Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004). He
has also been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and
the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California,
DiCaprio started his career by appearing in television commercials prior
to landing recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara
and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s. He made his film debut
in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3 (1991) and received first notable
critical praise for his performance in This Boy's Life (1993). DiCaprio
obtained recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in What's
Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Marvin's Room (1996), as well as leading
roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Romeo + Juliet (1996), before
achieving international fame in James Cameron's Titanic (1997).
Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has been
nominated for awards for his work in such films as Catch Me If You Can (2002),
Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The
Departed (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), Django Unchained (2012) and
The Great Gatsby (2013). His films Shutter Island (2010) and Inception (2010)
rank among the biggest commercial successes of his career. DiCaprio
owns a production company named Appian Way Productions, whose productions
include the films Gardener of Eden (2007) and Orphan (2009). The
Wolf of Wall Street (2013) won him the Golden Globe Awards for Best
Actor in a Drama.
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