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Leonardo DiCaprio

FULL NAME Leonard Wilhelm DiCaprio  
BORN 11 November 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 22
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

½

AVERAGE RATING 4.13
STRENGTHS
  • Emotional depth
  • Expressive and authentic appearance

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINK)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1993 This Boy's Life Toby

½

1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Arnie Grape

1995 The Basketball Diaries Jim Carroll

1995 The Quick and the Dead Kid

½

1996 Romeo + Juliet Romeo

1996 Marvin's Room Hank

1997 Titanic Jack Dawson

2000 The Beach Richard

½

2002 Gangs of New York Amsterdam Vallon

½

2002 Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale, Jr.

½

2004 The Aviator Howard Hughes

½

2006 Blood Diamond Danny Archer

½

2006 The Departed Billy Costigan

2008 Body of Lies Roger Ferris

2008 Revolutionary Road Frank Wheeler

½

2010 Shutter Island Teddy Daniels

2010 Inception Cobb

½

2012 Django Unchained Calvin J. Candie

½

2013 The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby

2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort

½

2015 The Revenant Hugh Glass

½

2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Rick Dalton

 

PORTRAIT

From the moment I first saw Leonardo DiCaprio on television's "Growing Pains", I felt certain that this boy would grow up to become a Hollywood star. Although Kirk Cameron and Jason Miller were fantastic actors, DiCaprio even seemed to outglow them. I felt annoyed and intrigued, and some fifteen years later, I am still intrigued.

DiCaprio made a massive breakthrough in 1993, starring in Lasse Hallström's What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and the Robert De Niro vehicle This Boys Life, and giving explosive performances in both. He was even Oscar nominated for the latter, and from these critical successes, DiCaprio went on to enjoy the rest of the 1990s as a teenage idol, dividing his time between appearing in teenage films and enjoying his youth - perhaps influenced by Jim Carroll, the real-life character he played in 1995's The Basketball Diaries.

In 1997, DiCaprio starred alongside Kate Winslet in the biggest box-office hit to date. Titanic was a critics' favourite as well, and the film gathered 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards, although none for DiCaprio. Titanic was arguably the pinnacle of his years as a youth actor, and after a small hiatus, he returned in Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can as a more mature performer.

Throughout the 2000s, DiCaprio has continued to work with renowned directors, including three times with Martin Scorsese (in Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Departed), and he has consolidated his ability as an actor parallell with gradually having to let go of his boyish good-looks. The lanky, delicate boy of the early 1990s has become a more ruggedly good-looking man in his 30s, resembling Richard Burton more and more for each year that passes, both concerning looks and talent. Because it is the innate talent DiCaprio possesses which suggests that we haven't seen the very best of him yet.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1993

Nominated for Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

2004

Nominated for Actor for The Aviator

2006

Nominated for Actor for Blood Diamond

2013

Nominated for Actor for The Wolf of Wall Street

2013

Nominated for Producer for The Wolf of Wall Street

2015

Best Actor for The Revenant

 

WHAT DO THE CRITICS SAY?

This Boy's Life (1993)

"Searing character study is a showcase for masterful performances (including an eye-opener for young DiCaprio)." - Leonard Maltin

"Young DiCaprio makes a very strong impression in this, his first leading role." - CineBooks

 

What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

"Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Arnie, the retarded kid brother, has been nominated for an Academy Award, and deserves it. His performance succeeds in being both convincing and likable. " - Roger Ebert

"Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Arnie, the retarded kid brother, has been nominated for an Academy Award, and deserves it. His performance succeeds in being both convincing and likable." - CineBooks

 

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

"DiCaprio is well cast in a role originally intended for River Phoenix." - Leonard Maltin

 

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