History Creator / LeonardoDiCaprio

13th Apr '17 1:16:09 PM xcountryguy
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Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=] (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer whose career rose with his role in the television sit-com ''Series/GrowingPains''. His critically acclaimed breakthrough film performance came in ''This Boy's Life'', and was quickly followed by ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. His performance as the mentally handicapped brother of Creator/JohnnyDepp, in the title role, brought him nominations for the Golden Globe and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor. He gained fame for his role in ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet Romeo + Juliet]]'' before ascending superstardom for playing Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and has starred in many other successful films including ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he didn't win an Oscar for any of themů]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for ''Film/TheRevenant''.

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Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=] (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer whose career rose with his role in the television sit-com ''Series/GrowingPains''. His critically acclaimed breakthrough film performance came in ''This Boy's Life'', and was quickly followed by ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. His performance as the mentally handicapped brother of Creator/JohnnyDepp, in the title role, brought him nominations for the Golden Globe and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor. He gained fame for his role in ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet Romeo + Juliet]]'' before ascending superstardom for playing Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and has starred in many other successful films including ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he didn't win an Oscar for any of themů]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for ''Film/TheRevenant''.
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4th Mar '17 11:27:55 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheDeparted'' (2006): plays [[TheWoobie Billy Costigan]] alongside Creator/MattDamon and MarkWahlberg

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* ''Film/TheDeparted'' (2006): plays [[TheWoobie Billy Costigan]] alongside Creator/MattDamon and MarkWahlbergCreator/MarkWahlberg
4th Mar '17 9:58:29 AM HBarnill
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* LargeHam: He's a pretty... [[https://youtu.be/p53CZtamFsU intense actor]].
11th Dec '16 7:03:52 AM JamesAustin
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'''Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=]''' (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer whose career rose with his role in the television sit-com ''Series/GrowingPains''. His critically acclaimed breakthrough film performance came in ''This Boy's Life'', and was quickly followed by ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. His performance as the mentally handicapped brother of Creator/JohnnyDepp, in the title role, brought him nominations for the Golden Globe and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor. He gained fame for his role in ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet Romeo + Juliet]]'' before ascending superstardom for playing Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and has starred in many other successful films including ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he didn't win an Oscar for any of themů]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for ''Film/TheRevenant''.

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'''Leonardo Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=]''' [=DiCaprio=] (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer whose career rose with his role in the television sit-com ''Series/GrowingPains''. His critically acclaimed breakthrough film performance came in ''This Boy's Life'', and was quickly followed by ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. His performance as the mentally handicapped brother of Creator/JohnnyDepp, in the title role, brought him nominations for the Golden Globe and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor. He gained fame for his role in ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet Romeo + Juliet]]'' before ascending superstardom for playing Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and has starred in many other successful films including ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he didn't win an Oscar for any of themů]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for ''Film/TheRevenant''.



* FakeNationality: [[invoked]] French in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''The Man in the Iron Mask'' (which were cases of NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent); and Rhodesian in ''Blood Diamond''.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Calvin Candie from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is regarded as the most evil character that Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] ever played. In fact, it got to the point that even [=DiCaprio=] felt uncomfortable with a role this time, and shows genuine disgust in the character.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: When his mother was pregnant with him, she went to an art gallery, and felt her baby kick when she got to a Creator/LeonardoDaVinci painting.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]] Calvin Candie from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is regarded as the most evil character that Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] ever played. In fact, it got to the point that even [=DiCaprio=] felt uncomfortable with a role this time, and shows genuine disgust in the character.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: When his mother was pregnant with him, she went to an art gallery, and felt her baby kick when she got to a Creator/LeonardoDaVinci painting.
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* PlayingAgainstType: [[invoked]]
** Funnily enough, his role as carefree, charming Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. He usually plays tortured souls with either a heavy past or troubled personality. Ironically, Jack Dawson seems the closest character Leo has ever played that resembles his real personality off-screen or Arnie from ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''.
** In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', he plays a sadistic slaveowner, and one of the main villains.
** In ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', he plays a hedonistic VillainProtagonist. Furthermore, it's his first comedy role (aside from his cameo in ''Celebrity'').


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* PromotedFanboy: [[invoked]] Often cites Creator/RobertDeNiro as one of his favorite actors, and co-starred with him in ''This Boy's Life'' (one of his first big breaks in film) and ''Marvin's Room''. He was also a huge Creator/MartinScorsese fan as a teenager, and now he's part of his ProductionPosse.


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* StarMakingRole: [[invoked]] Although he had an Oscar nomination and hit film beforehand, Jack Dawson in ''Titanic'' is remembered as what made him a star.
* TypeCasting: [[invoked]] DoubleSubverted. After his StarMakingRole in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', media pundits almost unanimously predicted that Leo would be another flash-in-the pan celebrity, typecast as a PrettyBoy [[TeenIdol teenage heart-throb]] before forever vanishing from the limelight after hitting 35. Unusually, he was savvy enough to move away from pretty boy roles into [[DarkerAndEdgier something grittier]] and started a very fruitful creative partnership with Creator/MartinScorsese. Ironically, this led [=DiCaprio=] to being typecast in crime and/or business dramas, Scorsese's signature genre, where he usually plays intense, morally ambiguous types. Leo's lead role in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film ''Film/{{Inception}}'' was seen as an attempt at broadening his acting range... right until it turned out he was playing an intense, morally ambiguous mind thief.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]]
** Creator/QuentinTarantino wrote the part of Hans Landa in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' with Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] in mind, but later decided it was best given to a natural-born German with [[{{Omniglot}} the necessary language skills]]. Tarantino would eventually work with [=DiCaprio=] in ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
** He was originally supposed to voice Jack Frost in ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', which [[spoiler:would have been one hell of an ActorAllusion to Jack Dawson, as both Jacks drowned/froze to death in their movies.]]
** [=DiCaprio=] was set to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' at the height of his Titanic teen idol fame, but backed out from the urging of his publicist, and to star in ''Literature/TheBeach''.
** He was at one point attached to play Anakin Skywalker in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' before he backed out due to unknown reasons (either he backed out after reading the script or was let go by Lucas after spilling the beans about his casting during an interview with a media outlet) and was replaced by Hayden Christensen.
** He was Warner's choice to play Robin in ''Film/BatmanForever'' before Chris O'Donnell was cast.
** He almost played Spider-Man when Creator/JamesCameron was still involved with the [[Film/SpiderMan1 first film]] before Cameron departed and was replaced by Creator/SamRaimi, which resulted in [=DiCaprio=]'s best friend Creator/TobeyMaguire to play the character.
** At 15, he was almost cast as Hobie Buchannon on ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''. However, an image-conscious Creator/DavidHasselhoff overruled the producers, as he felt [=DiCaprio=] playing his son would make him look too old.
4th Dec '16 10:47:07 AM DrSleep
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* PromotedFanboy: Often cites Creator/RobertDeNiro as one of his favorite actors, and co-starred with him in ''This Boy's Life'' (one of his first big breaks in film) and ''Marvin's Room''. He was also a huge Creator/MartinScorsese fan as a teenager, and now he's part of his ProductionPosse.



* StarMakingRole: Although he had an Oscar nomination and hit film beforehand, Jack Dawson in ''Titanic'' is remembered as what made him a star.
* TypeCasting: DoubleSubverted. After his StarMakingRole in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', media pundits almost unanimously predicted that Leo would be another flash-in-the pan celebrity, typecast as a PrettyBoy [[TeenIdol teenage heart-throb]] before forever vanishing from the limelight after hitting 35. Unusually, he was savvy enough to move away from pretty boy roles into [[DarkerAndEdgier something grittier]] and started a very fruitful creative partnership with Creator/MartinScorsese. Ironically, this led [=DiCaprio=] to being typecast in crime and/or business dramas, Scorsese's signature genre, where he usually plays intense, morally ambiguous types. Leo's lead role in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film ''Film/{{Inception}}'' was seen as an attempt at broadening his acting range... right until it turned out he was playing an intense, morally ambiguous mind thief.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/QuentinTarantino wrote the part of Hans Landa in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' with Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] in mind, but later decided it was best given to a natural-born German with [[{{Omniglot}} the necessary language skills]]. Tarantino would eventually work with [=DiCaprio=] in ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
** He was originally supposed to voice Jack Frost in ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', which [[spoiler:would have been one hell of an ActorAllusion to Jack Dawson, as both Jacks drowned/froze to death in their movies.]]
** [=DiCaprio=] was set to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' at the height of his Titanic teen idol fame, but backed out from the urging of his publicist, and to star in ''Literature/TheBeach''.
** He was at one point attached to play Anakin Skywalker in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' before he backed out due to unknown reasons (either he backed out after reading the script or was let go by Lucas after spilling the beans about his casting during an interview with a media outlet) and was replaced by Hayden Christensen.
** He was Warner's choice to play Robin in ''Film/BatmanForever'' before Chris O'Donnell was cast.
** He almost played Spider-Man when Creator/JamesCameron was still involved with the [[Film/SpiderMan1 first film]] before Cameron departed and was replaced by Creator/SamRaimi, which resulted in [=DiCaprio=]'s best friend Film/TobeyMaguire to play the character.
** At 15, he was almost cast as Hobie Buchannon on ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''. However, an image-conscious Creator/DavidHasselhoff overruled the producers, as he felt [=DiCaprio=] playing his son would make him look too old.
4th Dec '16 10:46:03 AM DrSleep
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* FakeNationality: French in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''The Man in the Iron Mask'' (which were cases of NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent); and Rhodesian in ''Blood Diamond''.



* PlayingAgainstType:
** Funnily enough, his role as carefree, charming Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. He usually plays tortured souls with either a heavy past or troubled personality. Ironically, Jack Dawson seems the closest character Leo has ever played that resembles his real personality off-screen or Arnie from ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''.
** In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', he plays a sadistic slaveowner, and one of the main villains.
** In ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', he plays a hedonistic VillainProtagonist. Furthermore, it's his first comedy role (aside from his cameo in ''Celebrity'').
25th Nov '16 6:44:49 PM NWolfman
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* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: When his mother was pregnant with him, she went to an art gallery, and felt her baby kick when she got to a Creator/LeonardoDaVinci painting.
25th Nov '16 10:21:58 AM Saveelich
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** ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'': Plays characters with [[spoiler: delusional behaviors and a warped sense of reality.]]

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** ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'': Plays characters with [[spoiler: delusional behaviors and a warped sense of reality.]]
12th Nov '16 4:04:23 PM nombretomado
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'''Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=]''' (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer whose career rose with his role in the television sit-com ''Series/GrowingPains''. His critically acclaimed breakthrough film performance came in ''This Boy's Life'', and was quickly followed by ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. His performance as the mentally handicapped brother of JohnnyDepp, in the title role, brought him nominations for the Golden Globe and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor. He gained fame for his role in ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet Romeo + Juliet]]'' before ascending superstardom for playing Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and has starred in many other successful films including ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he didn't win an Oscar for any of themů]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for ''Film/TheRevenant''.

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'''Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=]''' (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer whose career rose with his role in the television sit-com ''Series/GrowingPains''. His critically acclaimed breakthrough film performance came in ''This Boy's Life'', and was quickly followed by ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. His performance as the mentally handicapped brother of JohnnyDepp, Creator/JohnnyDepp, in the title role, brought him nominations for the Golden Globe and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actor. He gained fame for his role in ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet Romeo + Juliet]]'' before ascending superstardom for playing Jack Dawson in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and has starred in many other successful films including ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he didn't win an Oscar for any of themů]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for ''Film/TheRevenant''.
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