Born Leonardo Wilhelm Dicaprio on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, Leo is celeb for his selection of big roles which he has won numerous awards for. His most notable roles include his breakthrough performance in Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Romeo + Juliet, Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Departed, This Boy’s Life and his most latest movie, Revolutionary Road.
Leonardo Dicaprio has been nominated in all major award giving bodies including Academy Awards, SG, and BAFTA. Many people know him as being full of spirit and zest. His parents named after the great Leonardo Da Vinci. His mother was admiring one of Da Vinci painting when her baby kicked her while still in her womb.
Leo does not have siblings since his parents divorced when he was just a year old. He is half-Italian and half-German. These two backgrounds influence greatly his upbringing. He liked collecting comic books and baseball cards, and visiting museums. When he was at school he was known to be less concentrating on his studies and more interested in entertaining his classmates. He began acting at five years old for the TV show Romper Room. However, he did not last long in the show because of his uncontrollable attitude on set. Many auditions rejected him until he starred in educational movies and obscure advertisements when he was fourteen years old.
After numerous guest appearances on several TV shows, Leonardo got his big break through the role of Tobias Wolff in the movie This Boy’s life.