Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s. He began his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3 before starring in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy's Life(1993) alongside Robert De Niro. DiCaprio was praised for his supporting role in the drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), and gained public recognition with leading roles in the drama The Basketball Diaries (1995) and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron's epic romance Titanic (1997), earning him his first Drama Golden Globe Award. Titanic also became the highest grossing film to that point. Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. His subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002) and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002) which also marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. As well as these DiCaprio was also acclaimed for his performances in the political war thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006), the espionage thriller Body of Lies (2008), the drama Revolutionary Road (2008), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), the science fiction thriller Inception (2010), biographical film J. Edgar (2011), the western Django Unchained (2012), and the period drama The Great Gatsby (2013). DiCaprio's portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004) and Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) won him the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, respectively. In addition to acting, DiCaprio owns a production company named Appian Way Productions. He is also a committed environmentalist.
- En 1998, donó una sala llena de computadoras y equipos para la nueva Biblioteca Los Feliz, construida en el sitio donde se encontraba su casa de la infancia.
- Antes de que firmara contrato para protagonizar Titanic de James Cameron, admitió que tuvo dudas al principio, ya que esta no era el tipo de película que él había dicho que quería hacer.
- En 2005, compró una isla de 104 acres en la costa de Belice.
- Leonardo habla alemán con fluidez.
- El primer beso en pantalla de Leonardo fue con Claire Danes.
- Leonardo fue considerado para el papel de Peter Parker en Spider-Man.
- Leonardo estuvo a punto de morir en un accidente de paracaidismo.