Leonardo DiCaprio, April 2007
|Born||Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio|
November 11, 1974
Los Angeles, California
|Years active||1988 — present|
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor. Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works He garnered worldwide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), and he has since starred in many other successful films including Romeo + Juliet (1996), Catch Me If You Can (2002), and Blood Diamond (2006). The following is a list of Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic'' William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet is an Academy Award -nominated 1996 American film and the 10th on-screen adaptation of William Catch Me if You Can is a 2002 Black comedy film loosely based on Frank Abagnale Jr Blood Diamond is an Academy Award nominated 2006 adventure Drama film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick and He has appeared in Martin Scorsese's recent films, including Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), and The Departed (2006), causing people to compare this relationship to that from which actor Robert De Niro benefited early in his career. Gangs of New York is a 2002 Bildungsroman film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The Departed is a 2006 crime thriller Film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Mario De Niro Jr (born August 17 1943 is a two-time Academy Award -winning American Film Actor, director and producer  DiCaprio is a three time Academy Award-, two time BAFTA Award-, and one time SAG Award-nominee, as well as a Golden Globe Award-, NBR Award-, and Silver Bear Award-winner. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor The Silver Bear for Best Actor is the Berlin International Film Festival 's award for the greatest achievement by an Actor.
DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California to Irmelin Indenbirken, a former legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an underground comic book distributor. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. George DiCaprio is an American Comic book writer editor and major west coast underground comic book distributor
He was named after artist Leonardo da Vinci, as his pregnant mother was standing infront of a da Vinci painting in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( April 15 1452 – May 2 1519 was an Italian Polymath, having been a scientist Mathematician, Engineer Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest
His father is an Italian American, while his mother was born in Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany and moved to the US during her childhood. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship Oer-Erkenschwick is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. His parents met while attending college together and later moved to Los Angeles where they married. They divorced when Leonardo was a year old.
Leonardo grew up in Hollywood, and lived in several rough neighborhoods. He recalls looking out of his bedroom window and seeing drug dealers and prostitutes hanging around outside. He once even got beat up while on his way home from school. Money was also scarce for them, his mother had to work two jobs to support them.
He attended Seeds Elementary School, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies and then enrolled at John Marshall High School in the Los Feliz part of town. History LACES was founded as the "Center for Enriched Studies" (minus the "LA" in September 1977 as the first magnet school in the Los Angeles Unified School There are several high schools in the United States named after the early United States politician and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall Los Feliz, also Rancho Los Feliz ("Feliz Ranch" is a district of the City of Los Angeles California, named for its land grantee José Vicente Feliz
He developed an interest in acting when his father began a relationship with a woman who's son, Adam Farrer, was a working actor.
Leo then began looking for an agent at age 13, but was initially turned down. One agent rejected him because of his haircut, while another advised him to anglicize his name to "Lenny Williams", which DiCaprio shunned.
In school, he joined the drama club and also took summer acting classes.
After signing up with an agency, Leo went on audition after audition, resulting in him missing a lot of school. He was eventually kicked out of the drama club, because he was hardly ever there. He quit school at 16.
DiCaprio's acting career began as appearing in several commercials. He got his break on television when he was cast in the three-episode series, Parenthood, where he met child actor Tobey Maguire, with whom he remains best friends and they made a pact to help each other find roles in TV and movies. Parenthood is a 1989 film starring Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Dugan, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is a Canadian Actor. After Parenthood, DiCaprio had bit parts on several shows, including The New Lassie and Roseanne, as well as a brief stint on the soap opera Santa Barbara, playing the young Mason Capwell. Parenthood is a 1989 film starring Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Dugan, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards The New Lassie was an American Television series which aired in first-run syndication for two seasons beginning in 1989, reviving Santa Barbara was an American decade long and award-winning Television Soap opera, first broadcast in United States on NBC
His debut film role was Critters 3, a B-grade horror movie, which later went straight to video. Critters 3 is a 1991 Horror film directed by Kristine Peterson Soon after, he became a recurring cast member on the hit ABC sitcom Growing Pains, playing Luke Brower, a homeless boy who the Seavers take in. Growing Pains is an American Television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from 1985 to 1992
His breakthrough came in 1992, when he beat out hundreds of other boys (including friend Tobey Maguire) for the role of Toby Wolff in This Boy's Life, co-starring Robert DeNiro and Ellen Barkin. Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is a Canadian Actor. This Boy's Life was a film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by Tobias Wolff. Robert Mario De Niro Jr (born August 17 1943 is a two-time Academy Award -winning American Film Actor, director and producer Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an Emmy Award -winning and Golden Globe Award -nominated American Actress. His performance, as the troubled, abused teenager was critically acclaimed and Hollywood took noticed. Later in 1993, he starred as the mentally handicapped brother to Johnny Depp in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Mental retardation is a generalized triarchic disorder characterized by subaverage cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors with onset before the age John What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 Drama movie directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette His performance earned him both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor. OSCAR is an acronym for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner
1995 was an eventful year for DiCaprio. That year he starred in four movies; the first one, The Quick and The Dead, he played Gene hackman's alleged son, Fee, starring alongside Sharon Stone(who was reported to have helped pay his salary, as she was so desperate to have him in the movie) and a soon-to-be-famous Russell Crowe. The Quick and the Dead is a Western film directed by Sam Raimi, released in 1995. Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award -winning American actor and author Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning Actress, producer, and former Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964 is an Academy Award - BAFTA - Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning New Zealand and
After The Quick and The Dead, he starred in The Basketball Diaries, the story of Jim Carroll's downward spiral to drugs, alcohol and eventually prostitution. The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 Drama film based on the book of the same name by Jim Carroll. This article is not about corporate consultant and author Jim Carroll
The black-and-white movie Dom's Plum, a low budget drama featuring the actor and his friends (including Tobey Maguire) was filmed between 1995 and 1996. Its release was blocked by DiCaprio and Maguire, who argued that they never intended to make it a theatrical release. Nevertheless, it premiered in Berlin in 2001. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany.
Afterward, he starred as 19th Century French poet Arthur Rimbaud in Total Eclipse. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar "Rimbaud" redirects here For other uses see Rimbaud (disambiguation Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (ræm'boʊ or in French aʁtyʁ Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film Romeo + Juliet,again featured DiCaprio as the male lead , with Claire Danes as Juliet. Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on 17 September 1962 is an Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated Australian Film director, Screenwriter William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet is an Academy Award -nominated 1996 American film and the 10th on-screen adaptation of William Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is a Golden Globe Award -winning and Emmy Award -nominated American Film Later than year he starred in Marvin's Room, playing the son of Meryl Streep. Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an award-winning American Actress who has worked in Theatre,
The move from "star" to "superstar" came when DiCaprio played Jack Dawson in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, which became the highest grossing movie in the history of film. Jack Dawson may refer to Jack Dawson, fictional character in the 1997 film Titanic Jack Dawson (rugby league player, Australian Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic'' The movie also received 11 Academy Awards. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Over the course of the next few years he would become a household name worldwide, synonymous with labels such as "teenage heart-throb" and sex symbol. A sex symbol is a famous person of either gender typically an Actor, Musician, model, Teen idol, or Sports star People placed him in their annual "Most Beautiful People" issue on numerous occasions. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published At the peak of his celebrity in 1998, DiCaprio fronted scores of magazine covers ranging from Vanity Fair to Rolling Stone, and was once the most searched for personality in the early years of the Internet. Vanity Fair is an American magazine of Culture, Fashion, and Politics published by Condé Nast Publications. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks In 1998, DiCaprio agreed to play the spoof role of his real life "teen idol" persona during this period, in Woody Allen's satirical parody, Celebrity. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and Celebrity is a 1998 American Comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen and shot in Black-and-white. Also that year he played dual roles as evil King Louis XIV and his imprisoned twin brother Philippe in The Man in the Iron Mask which was a loose adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's novels. Early years Birth and ancestry Louis XIV was born in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye on September 5 1638 and bore the Heir apparent The Man in the Iron Mask ( 1998) is a film directed by Randall Wallace: it uses characters from Alexandre Dumas ' D'Artagnan Romances
What came apropos with fame were tales in the tabloids of excesses and indulgence. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest In the Japanese media, he was referred to as Leo-sama, with the "sama" suffix given to show the utmost respect. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Time summed up the fame superhighway and its trappings in an interview with the actor in 2000, reporting:
DiCaprio still thinks of himself as an edgy indie actor, not the Tiger Beat cover boy. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and Tiger Beat is an American Fan magazine marketed primarily to Adolescents "I have no connection with me during that whole Titanic Phenomenon and what my face became around the world," DiCaprio commented, adding, "I'll never reach that state of popularity again, and I don't expect to. It's not something I'm going to try to achieve either. "
Nonetheless, the headlines and controversy failed to let up, peaking when he starred in a project by Danny Boyle based on Alex Garland's backpacker cult classic The Beach that year. Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956 is an English director and Film producer, best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting Alex Garland (born 1970 is a British Novelist and screenwriter The Beach is a 2000 Drama film by the Trainspotting team of writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald and Because of clashes with the Thai authorities over the use of the island of Ko Phi Phi in 1999, the film garnered more bad press than expected. The Phi Phi Islands (หมู่เกาะพีพี are located in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western It was reported that permission granted to the film company to physically alter the environment inside Phi Phi Islands National Park was illegal. In the end, the film also did not score as well as expected at the box office, losing mainstream commercial appeal due to its content. A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for Admission to a venue
In 2002, DiCaprio began a shift away from his stereotypical image and moved to engage himself with critically acclaimed directors by starring in two epic movies: Gangs of New York (directed by Martin Scorsese), and Catch Me If You Can (directed by Steven Spielberg). Gangs of New York is a 2002 Bildungsroman film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. Catch Me if You Can is a 2002 Black comedy film loosely based on Frank Abagnale Jr Both films were very well received by critics. Forging a collaboration with Scorsese, the two paired again for a biopic of American businessman Howard Hughes in The Aviator, a film that scored DiCaprio a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
DiCaprio continued his run with Scorsese (some claim him to be Scorsese's "new De Niro") in the 2006 film The Departed as Billy Costigan, a smart undercover cop in Boston. Gangs of New York is a 2002 Bildungsroman film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. The Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes founded in 1946 is one of the world's oldest most influential and prestigious Film festivals alongside Venice, Cameron Michelle Díaz (born August 30 1972 is a Golden Globe - BAFTA - and SAG -Award nominated U The Departed is a 2006 crime thriller Film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, William M "Billy" Costigan Jr was a Fictional character and a Protagonist in the 2006 film The Departed. His next film was Blood Diamond, released on December 8, 2006. Blood Diamond is an Academy Award nominated 2006 adventure Drama film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick and Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. While the film itself received mixed reviews, DiCaprio was praised for the authenticity of his Zimbabwean Afrikaaner accent, known as a difficult accent of English to emulate. See also Great Zimbabwe National Monument. For information about the March and June 2008 presidential elections see Zimbabwean presidential election The term Afrikaner people refers to white Afrikaans -speaking people who have been established in Southern Africa since the 17th century and are mainly of northwestern He is also reported to have purchased the rights to Blink, Malcolm Gladwell's book on the power and validity of first impressions, in order to produce a film based on it. Blink The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a 2005 book by Malcolm Gladwell, in which he explores the power of the trained mind to make split second Malcolm Gladwell (born September 3, 1963) is a United Kingdom -born Canadian -raised Journalist and author now based in New York City
Cruise/Wagner Productions, Tom Cruise's film production company, is said to be developing a screenplay based on Erik Larson's New York Times bestseller The Devil in the White City, about H. H. Holmes, a serial killer at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Cruise/Wagner Productions is a American independent Film production company Thomas Cruise Mapother IV ( born July 3 1962 better known by his screen name Tom Cruise, is an American Actor and Film producer Filmmaking is the process of making a Film, from an initial story idea or commission through scriptwriting shooting editing and finally distribution to an audience The New York Times Best Seller List is widely considered to be the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America ( Random House, ISBN 9780375725609 is a 2003 Non-fiction Herman Webster Mudgett ( May 16, 1860 &ndash May 7, 1896) better known under the alias of Dr A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based The World's Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago World's Fair) a World's Fair, was held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary Meanwhile, DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way Productions, is also developing a film about Holmes and the World's Fair, in which DiCaprio will star. Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of Performing arts, Film, Radio or a Television program
In 2006, the Golden Globes and Broadcast Film Critics Association nominated DiCaprio twice in the same category: Best Actor for Blood Diamond and The Departed, which is an extremely rare honor for actors. The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the U Also in the same year, he received two nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a lead actor nomination for Blood Diamond and a supporting actor nomination for The Departed. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members A leading actor, leading actress, or simply lead, plays the role of the Protagonist in a film or play A supporting actor performs roles in a play or movie other than that of protagonist The Departed is a 2006 crime thriller Film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, He earned an Oscar nomination for lead actor in Blood Diamond and a BAFTA nod for lead actor for The Departed.
After working in two Warner Brothers films, DiCaprio will again star in a WB production for a film about the collapse of Enron, based on the book Conspiracy of Fools. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation (formerly Enron Corporation, former NYSE ticker symbol ENE was an American Energy company based in Conspiracy of Fools is a book by Kurt Eichenwald detailing the Enron scandal The film's script is currently under negotiations. 
He is also reportedly attached to a number of other upcoming projects, including The Chancellor Manuscript, Stephen Gaghan’s Blink, a biopic of LSD-spokesperson Professor Timothy Leary, and two projects in collaboration with Martin Scorsese, Ashecliffe, an adaptation of a novel by Dennis Lehane, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, and Ridley Scott directed Low Dweller. The Chancellor Manuscript is a 1977 novel written by Robert Ludlum, about the "alleged" secret files of J Stephen Whorton Gaghan (born May 6, 1965 in Louisville Kentucky) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award -winning American Blink is a 1994 Neo-noir thriller film starring Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn. Timothy Francis Leary ( October 22, 1920 &ndash May 31, 1996) was an American Writer, Psychologist, Futurist Shutter Island, also known as "Ashecliffe" is an upcoming American thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo Dennis Lehane (born August 4, 1965) is an American author He has written several award-winning Novels including A Drink Before The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979 is a Pulitzer Prize winning biography of President Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris.  All projects are in the developmental stages.
DiCaprio re-teamed with his Titanic co-stars Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates in the adaptation of Richard Yates' critically-lauded 1961 novel Revolutionary Road. Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975 is a five-time Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe -nominated Emmy Award -nominated Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award two-time Golden Globe and two-time Screen Actors Guild Richard Yates ( February 3 1926 &ndash November 7 1992) was an American Novelist and Short story writer Revolutionary Road, the first novel of author Richard Yates, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1962 along with Catch-22 The film of the same name was adapted for the screen by Justin Haythe and was directed by Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes. Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American Drama film directed by Sam Mendes. Justin Haythe (born September 16 1973) is an American Novelist Short story writer and Screenwriter. Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and Film director. It is scheduled for release in December 2008.
DiCaprio currently is ranked the 9th Best Working Actor Today by The Screen Directory.  In May 2007, he was listed among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in The World. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and
DiCaprio along with Mark Wahlberg is slated to star in the remake of the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys, which chronicles the story of the largest cocaine trafficker in Miami in the 1970s and 1980s. Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5 1971 is an Academy Award -nominated BAFTA -winning American actor rapper and Producer of Cocaine Cowboys is a Documentary film directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben through their Miami-based media studio rakontur Wahlberg will play the drug kingpin Jon Roberts with DiCaprio as “the airplane pilot who travels with Mark’s character to obtain kilos of cocaine from Pablo Escobar. Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria', aka El Patrón or El Doctor ( December 1, 1949 – December 2, 1993) gained ”
A committed environmentalist, DiCaprio has received praise from environmental groups for opting to fly on commercial flights instead of chartering private jets, which use more fuel. Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment. He has also mentioned that he drives a hybrid car and that his house has solar panels. A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to propel the vehicle In the field of Photovoltaics, a photovoltaic module is a packaged interconnected assembly of photovoltaic cells also known as Solar cells An installation of  His actions have inspired other celebrities, such as Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English Actor. Penélope Cruz Sánchez (pe̞ˈne̞ˑlo̞pe̞ ˈkɾuθ̟ ˈs̺änʲʨe̞θ̟ born April 28 1974 better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress In an article in Ukula about his new film 11th Hour (which he co-wrote, co-produced and narrated), DiCaprio cites global warming as "the number one environmental challenge. UKULA Magazine is an independent arts and culture quarterly founded in 2004 and currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Global warming is the increase in the average measured temperature of the " DiCaprio and former vice-president Al Gore announced at the 2007 Oscar ceremony that the Oscars had incorporated environmentally intelligent practices throughout the planning and production processes, thus affirming their commitment to the environment. Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former On July 7, 2007, DiCaprio presented at the American leg of Live Earth. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Running order In order of appearance Live Earth is an annual event developed to to combat climate change. During the 2004 Presidential election, DiCaprio campaigned and donated to John Kerry's presidential bid. In March 2008, DiCaprio endorsed Barack Obama for the presidency.
In 1998, he and his mother donated $35,000 dollars for a state-of-the-art “Leonardo DiCaprio Computer Center” at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (1874 Hillhurst Avenue) which happens to be the site of his childhood home. This library serves the city of Los Angeles For the library serving the county, see County of Los Angeles Public Library. It was rebuilt after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and opened in early 1999. There are commemorative placards and curious fans are welcomed at the library. 
During the filming of Blood Diamond, DiCaprio worked with 24 orphaned children from the SOS Children's Village in Maputo, Mozambique, and was said to be extremely touched by his interactions with the children. SOS Children's Villages is an independent non-governmental international development organisation which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Moçambique or República de Moçambique, ʁɛ'publikɐ d musɐ̃'bik is a country in southeastern Africa 
DiCaprio owns a home in Los Angeles and an apartment in New York. He bought an island in Belize where he is planning to create an eco-friendly resort, as well as an apartment in Riverhouse, an eco-friendly building overlooking the Hudson River. Belize (bəˈliːz formerly British Honduras, is a country in Central America. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami
In January, 2008, extradition processes began against Aretha Wilson, 37, who escaped to Toronto, Ontario, Canada after seriously injuring Leonardo DiCaprio with a broken beer bottle at a June 20, 2005 Hollywood Hills party. Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Events 451 - Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius ' defeats Attila the Hun. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Hollywood Hills, an unofficial designation of part of Los Angeles, California, United States, are part of the eastern section of the low transverse She also has pending aggravated assault cases. Assault is a Crime of Violence against another person. In some Jurisdictions including Australia and New Zealand, 
He was recently invited to The Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh, Scotland, to talk about his foundation which is to raise awareness of our environment. The Scottish Parliament ( Scottish Gaelic: Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: Scottish Pairlament) is the devlolved national unicameral Holyrood is an area in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Located immediately to the east of the city centre at the end of the Royal Mile, Holyrood was Edinburgh ( ˈɛdɪnb(ərə Dùn Èideann) is the Capital of Scotland and is its second largest city after Glasgow. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is not yet known if he has accepted the offer, due to his busy schedule in Hollywood.
He has been in several high profile relationships, including with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen and actress/model Kristen Zang. Gisele Caroline Bündchen (born July 20 1980 is a Brazilian model. He has been dating Israeli model Bar Refaeli since 2006. Bar Refaeli ( בר רפאלי, born June 4, 1985) is an Israeli model, known for her modeling work and for her relationship with
|1993||This Boy's Life||Tobias "Toby" Wolff|
|What's Eating Gilbert Grape||Arnie Grape||First Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominations at age 19|
|1995||The Quick and The Dead||Fee Herod "The Kid"|
|The Basketball Diaries||Jim Carroll|
|Total Eclipse||Arthur Rimbaud|
|1996||Romeo + Juliet||Romeo Montague|
|Marvin's Room||Hank||SAG nomination for best ensemble|
|1997||Titanic||Jack Dawson||Nominated for Best Actor at 1998 Golden Globe and 2 SAG Awards; This Film won 11 Academy Awards|
|1998||The Man in the Iron Mask||King Louis XIV/Philippe|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Frank William Abagnale Jr.||Nominated for Best Actor at 2003 Golden Globe|
|Gangs of New York||Amsterdam Vallon|
|2004||The Aviator||Howard Hughes||Nominated for Best Actor at 2005 Academy Award and 2 SAG Award; won a Golden Globe. Critters 3 is a 1991 Horror film directed by Kristine Peterson Poison Ivy is a 1992 thriller and Drama film directed by Erica Nadler. This Boy's Life was a film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by Tobias Wolff. What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 Drama movie directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The Quick and the Dead is a Western film directed by Sam Raimi, released in 1995. The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 Drama film based on the book of the same name by Jim Carroll. Total Eclipse is a 1995 film directed by Agnieszka Holland, based on a 1967 play by Christopher Hampton, who also wrote the screenplay "Rimbaud" redirects here For other uses see Rimbaud (disambiguation Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (ræm'boʊ or in French aʁtyʁ William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet is an Academy Award -nominated 1996 American film and the 10th on-screen adaptation of William Romeo Montague is a fictional character in William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet. Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic'' Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic'' The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Man in the Iron Mask ( 1998) is a film directed by Randall Wallace: it uses characters from Alexandre Dumas ' D'Artagnan Romances Early years Birth and ancestry Louis XIV was born in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye on September 5 1638 and bore the Heir apparent Celebrity is a 1998 American Comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen and shot in Black-and-white. The Beach is a 2000 Drama film by the Trainspotting team of writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald and Don's Plum ( 2001) is a low-budget black and white drama directed by R Catch Me if You Can is a 2002 Black comedy film loosely based on Frank Abagnale Jr The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Gangs of New York is a 2002 Bildungsroman film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Howard Robard Hughes Jr (December 24 1905 – April 5 1976 was an American Aviator, Industrialist, Film producer / director, Philanthropist "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members|
|2006||Blood Diamond||Danny Archer||Nominated for Best Actor at 2007 Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Awards|
|The Departed||William "Billy" Costigan Jr.||Nominated for Best Actor at 2007 Golden Globe and for 2 SAG Awards (best supporting actor and ensemble)|
|2007||The 11th Hour||Narrator/Producer|
|2008||Revolutionary Road||Frank Wheeler||awaiting release|
|Body of Lies||Roger Ferris||awaiting release|
|2009||Ashecliffe||Edward "Teddy" Daniels||filming|
|Akira||Producer/ Shotaro Kaneda (Akira)||announced|
|The Chancellor Manuscript||Peter Chancellor||announced|
|The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt||Theodore Roosevelt||announced|
|1991||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series||No||Santa Barbara|
|1992||Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series||No||Growing Pains|
|1993||Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards||New Generation Award||Yes|
|National Board of Review||Best Supporting Actor||Yes||What's Eating Gilbert Grape|
|1994||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||No|
|Academy Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||No|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Most Promising Actor||Yes|
|1997||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||No||Marvin's Room|
|Chlotrudis Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Yes|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best On-Screen Duo (with Claire Danes)||No||Romeo + Juliet|
|Best Male Performance||No|
|Best Kiss (with Claire Danes)||No|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||Favorite Actor||Yes|
|Berlin International Film Festival||Best Actor||Yes|
|1998||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||No||Titanic|
|Satellite Awards||Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||No|
|Golden Globes||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||No|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best On-Screen Duo (with Kate Winslet)||No|
|Best Kiss (with Kate Winslet)||No|
|Best Male Performance||Yes|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||Favorite Actor - Drama||Yes|
|1999||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Hissy Fit||No||Celebrity|
|Razzie Awards||Worst Screen Couple||Yes||The Man in the Iron Mask|
|2001||Worst Actor||No||The Beach|
|2003||MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss (with Cameron Diaz)||No||Gangs of New York|
|Best Male Performance||No||Catch Me If You Can|
|Golden Globes||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||No|
|Visual Effects Society Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||No|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Liar||Yes|
|2004||Hollywood Film Festival||Actor of the Year||Yes|
|2005||Visual Effects Society Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Visual Effects Film||No||The Aviator|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||No|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actor||No|
|Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Actor||No|
|Golden Globes||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Yes|
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||No|
|Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||No|
|BAFTA Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||No|
|Academy Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||No|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Male Performance||Yes|
|2007||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actor||No||Blood Diamond|
|Golden Globes||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||No||Blood Diamond|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||No||Blood Diamond|
|Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role||No||The Departed|
|Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||No|
|BAFTA Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||No|
|Academy Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||No||Blood Diamond|
|National Board of Review Award|
for A Few Good Men
|Best Supporting Actor|
for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
for Forrest Gump
|Golden Globe Award|
for Mystic River
|Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama|
for The Aviator
Philip Seymour Hoffman