History Creator / LeonardoDiCaprio

20th May '16 10:41:00 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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!!'''Movies he starred in:'''

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26th Mar '16 12:23:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* FakeNationality: French in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''The Man in the Iron Mask'' (which were cases of NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent); and Rhodesian in ''BloodDiamond''.

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* FakeNationality: French in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''The Man in the Iron Mask'' (which were cases of NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent); and Rhodesian in ''BloodDiamond''.''Blood Diamond''.
14th Mar '16 11:23:44 AM JamesAustin
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* PlatonicLifePartners: With Creator/KateWinslet.



* WhatMightHaveBeen:

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3rd Mar '16 8:21:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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 ''{{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.

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* 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 ''{{Inception}}'' ''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.
29th Feb '16 7:18:12 PM LtFedora
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* PlatonicLifePartners: With Creator/KateWinslet.
29th Feb '16 2:12:20 PM JamesAustin
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* SmokingIsCool: In almost all of his movies his characters smoke, starting from the ''Basketball Diaries'' (age 20). In particular, watch out for the scene in ''Romeo + Juliet'' in which he's sitting by the beach, calmly puffing away while he writes in his diary and droning RadioHead music plays in the background.

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* SmokingIsCool: In almost all of his movies his characters smoke, starting from the ''Basketball Diaries'' (age 20). In particular, watch out for the scene in ''Romeo + Juliet'' in which he's sitting by the beach, calmly puffing away while he writes in his diary and droning RadioHead Music/{{Radiohead}} music plays in the background.
29th Feb '16 8:34:38 AM MyFinalEdits
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Tends to appear in a lot of {{Period Piece}}s (''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', ''Total Eclipse'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/JEdgar'', ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'' and ''Film/TheRevenant'') and to [[ChronicallyKilledActor die in many of his movies]]: [[spoiler:''The Quick and the Dead'', ''Total Eclipse'']], ''Romeo + Juliet'', ''Titanic'', [[spoiler:''Blood Diamond'', ''The Departed'', ''Shutter Island'' (sort of), ''J. Edgar'', ''Django Unchained'', and ''The Great Gatsby'']].

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Tends to appear in a lot of {{Period Piece}}s (''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', ''Total Eclipse'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/JEdgar'', ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'' and ''Film/TheRevenant'') and to [[ChronicallyKilledActor die in many of his movies]]: [[spoiler:''The ''The Quick and the Dead'', ''Total Eclipse'']], Eclipse'', ''Romeo + Juliet'', ''Titanic'', [[spoiler:''Blood ''Blood Diamond'', ''The Departed'', ''Shutter Island'' (sort of), ''J. Edgar'', ''Django Unchained'', and ''The Great Gatsby'']].
Gatsby''.
29th Feb '16 7:23:49 AM JamesAustin
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* AgeLift[=/=]PlayingGertrude: In Film/CatchMeIfYouCan he played 16-year-old Frank Abagnale. Two years later he was playing 40-year old Howard Hughes. A lot of people accuse the casting of being ambitious, to say the least.

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* AgeLift[=/=]PlayingGertrude: In Film/CatchMeIfYouCan ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' he played 16-year-old Frank Abagnale. Two years later he was playing 40-year old Howard Hughes. A lot of people accuse the casting of being ambitious, to say the least.
29th Feb '16 6:47:40 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 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 hasn't won an Oscar for any of them…]] 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, 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 hasn't won didn't win an Oscar for any of them…]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar, Oscar for Best Actor, Actor for ''Film/TheRevenant''.



--->'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/02/28/leonardo-dicaprio-is-really-coming-for-that-oscar/ Michael K.]]:''' Everyone jokes about how [=Leonardo DiCaprio=] is the Susan Lucci of the Oscars, and how he probably had his basement made up to look like the stage of the Dolby Theater so that when he’s feeling down he can pretend to accept an Academy Award while the 18-year-old models he’s going to fuck later sit naked in the audience. Leo is so hard up for Oscar that every now and again he makes [[TheCasanova one of his tricks-of-the-moment]] paint herself up like a gold Oscar statue before they get it on.
** The man himself commented on this, in what may be the only positive example of ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars:

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--->'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/02/28/leonardo-dicaprio-is-really-coming-for-that-oscar/ Michael K.]]:''' :]]''' Everyone jokes about how [=Leonardo DiCaprio=] is the Susan Lucci of the Oscars, and how he probably had his basement made up to look like the stage of the Dolby Theater so that when he’s feeling down he can pretend to accept an Academy Award while the 18-year-old models he’s going to fuck later sit naked in the audience. Leo is so hard up for Oscar that every now and again he makes [[TheCasanova one of his tricks-of-the-moment]] paint herself up like a gold Oscar statue before they get it on.
** The man himself commented on this, in what may be the only positive example of ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars:ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: [[invoked]]
29th Feb '16 6:46:38 AM JamesAustin
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'''Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=]''' (born 1974) is an Academy Award winning 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'', ''BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he hasn't won an Oscar for any of them…]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar, Best Actor, for ''Film/TheRevenant''.

[=DiCaprio=] received another Academy Award nomination for his role as Howard Hughes in ''TheAviator'', directed by Creator/MartinScorsese. He has also worked with Scorsese in films such as ''GangsOfNewYork'', ''TheDeparted'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'' and ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''. This partnership was compared to the earlier working relationship between Scorsese and RobertDeNiro.

Tends to appear in a lot of [[PeriodPiece Period Pieces]] (''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', ''Total Eclipse'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/JEdgar'', ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'' and ''Film/TheRevenant'') and to [[ChronicallyKilledActor die in many of his movies]]: [[spoiler:''The Quick and the Dead'', ''Total Eclipse'']], ''Romeo + Juliet'', ''Titanic'', [[spoiler:''Blood Diamond'', ''The Departed'', ''Shutter Island'' (sort of), ''J. Edgar'', ''Django Unchained'', and ''The Great Gatsby'']].

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'''Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=]''' (born November 11, 1974) is an Academy Award winning 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'', ''BloodDiamond'' ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/BloodDiamond'' (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. [[MemeticMutation And he hasn't won an Oscar for any of them…]] until 2016 when he finally won an Oscar, for Best Actor, for ''Film/TheRevenant''.

[=DiCaprio=] received another Academy Award nomination for his role as Howard Hughes in ''TheAviator'', directed by Creator/MartinScorsese. He has also worked with Scorsese Creator/MartinScorsese, the director of ''The Aviator'', in films such as ''GangsOfNewYork'', ''TheDeparted'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'' and ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''. This partnership was compared to the earlier working relationship between Scorsese and RobertDeNiro.

Tends to appear in a lot of [[PeriodPiece Period Pieces]] {{Period Piece}}s (''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', ''Total Eclipse'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/JEdgar'', ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'' and ''Film/TheRevenant'') and to [[ChronicallyKilledActor die in many of his movies]]: [[spoiler:''The Quick and the Dead'', ''Total Eclipse'']], ''Romeo + Juliet'', ''Titanic'', [[spoiler:''Blood Diamond'', ''The Departed'', ''Shutter Island'' (sort of), ''J. Edgar'', ''Django Unchained'', and ''The Great Gatsby'']].



At the 88th Academy Awards which took place on February 28th, 2016, DiCaprio finally received his long overdue award as best actor for his performance in ''Film/TheRevenant''.

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At the 88th Academy Awards which took place on February 28th, 28, 2016, DiCaprio [=DiCaprio=] finally received his long overdue award as best actor Best Actor for his performance in ''Film/TheRevenant''.



!!Tropes associated with:
* AgeLift /PlayingGertrude: In Film/CatchMeIfYouCan he played 16-year-old Frank Abagnale. Two years later he was playing 40-year old Howard Hughes. A lot of people accuse the casting of being ambitious, to say the least.
* AntiHero: Tends to play this type of character in most of his movies

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!!Tropes associated with:
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* AgeLift /PlayingGertrude: AgeLift[=/=]PlayingGertrude: In Film/CatchMeIfYouCan he played 16-year-old Frank Abagnale. Two years later he was playing 40-year old Howard Hughes. A lot of people accuse the casting of being ambitious, to say the least.
* AntiHero: Tends to play this type of character in most of his moviesmovies:



** ''TheAviator'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'': Plays characters with [[spoiler: delusional behaviors and a warped sense of reality.]]
** ''TheDeparted'': Plays a character who has to do some really shady things while undercover, such as participating in murder.
** ''BloodDiamond'': Plays a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]] South African merc who kills and cheats his way across Africa for his personal gain.
* [[invoked]]AwardSnub: For the longest time, mocking him for not winning the Academy Award for Best Actor was something of a running joke on the Internet. Leo was nominated five times before he won the Best Actor Oscar at the 2016 Academy Awards for his role in ''Film/TheRevenant''.
-->'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/02/28/leonardo-dicaprio-is-really-coming-for-that-oscar/ Michael K.]]:''' Everyone jokes about how [=Leonardo DiCaprio=] is the Susan Lucci of the Oscars, and how he probably had his basement made up to look like the stage of the Dolby Theater so that when he’s feeling down he can pretend to accept an Academy Award while the 18-year-old models he’s going to fuck later sit naked in the audience. Leo is so hard up for Oscar that every now and again he makes [[TheCasanova one of his tricks-of-the-moment]] paint herself up like a gold Oscar statue before they get it on.

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** ''TheAviator'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'': Plays characters with [[spoiler: delusional behaviors and a warped sense of reality.]]
** ''TheDeparted'': ''Film/TheDeparted'': Plays a character who has to do some really shady things while undercover, such as participating in murder.
** ''BloodDiamond'': ''Film/BloodDiamond'': Plays a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]] South African merc who kills and cheats his way across Africa for his personal gain.
* [[invoked]]AwardSnub: AwardSnub: [[invoked]]
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For the longest time, mocking him for not winning the Academy Award for Best Actor was something of a running joke on the Internet. Leo was nominated five times before he won the Oscar for Best Actor Oscar at the 2016 Academy Awards for his role in ''Film/TheRevenant''.
-->'''[[http://dlisted.--->'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/02/28/leonardo-dicaprio-is-really-coming-for-that-oscar/ Michael K.]]:''' Everyone jokes about how [=Leonardo DiCaprio=] is the Susan Lucci of the Oscars, and how he probably had his basement made up to look like the stage of the Dolby Theater so that when he’s feeling down he can pretend to accept an Academy Award while the 18-year-old models he’s going to fuck later sit naked in the audience. Leo is so hard up for Oscar that every now and again he makes [[TheCasanova one of his tricks-of-the-moment]] paint herself up like a gold Oscar statue before they get it on.



-->"I am really moved by all the people on the internet demanding that I should win an Oscar, but to be honest, I only did this job [[DoingItForTheArt because I love it]], not to win prizes."
* {{Badass}}: One need only look at what he went through to film ''Film/TheRevenant'' to confirm this.
* BigBad: In ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' and ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.

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-->"I --->'''Leonardo [=DiCaprio=]:''' I am really moved by all the people on the internet demanding that I should win an Oscar, but to be honest, I only did this job [[DoingItForTheArt because I love it]], not to win prizes."
prizes.
* {{Badass}}: One need only look at what he went Many of his characters through to film ''Film/TheRevenant'' to confirm this.
his career, most recently Hugh Glass in ''Film/TheRevenant''.
* BigBad: In He's played the Big Bad of ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' and ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.



* FakeNationality: French in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''The Man in the Iron Mask'' (which were cases of [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent not even bothering with the accent]]); and Rhodesian in ''BloodDiamond''.
* {{Heterosexual Life Partners}}: With Creator/TobeyMaguire.

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* FakeNationality: French in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''The Man in the Iron Mask'' (which were cases of [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent not even bothering with the accent]]); NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent); and Rhodesian in ''BloodDiamond''.
* {{Heterosexual Life Partners}}: With Creator/TobeyMaguire.
''BloodDiamond''.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Calvin Candie from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is regarded as the most evil character that LeonardoDiCaprio 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.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Calvin Candie from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is regarded as the most evil character that LeonardoDiCaprio 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.



* OldShame:
** Any mention of ''Critters 3'' would most likely result in a dropkick.
** He and Tobey Maguire sued to keep ''Don's Plum'' from being commercially shown in North America.
** Not so much a movie, but modern Leo would probably punch out 90s Leo if they ever met.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looked 14 in ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' (real age 18), 16 in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''Basketball Diaries'' (real age 20), 16 in ''Romeo + Juliet'' (real age 21), 16 in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' (real age 28). Based on [[http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2518030/leonardo-dicaprio-j-edgar-filming-01/ recent set pictures from ''J. Edgar'']], the 36-year-old Leo looks right at home playing a 21-year-old Hoover. As one person put it, he looks about a decade younger clean-shaven.

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* OldShame:
** Any mention of ''Critters 3'' would most likely result in a dropkick.
** He and Tobey Maguire sued to keep ''Don's Plum'' from being commercially shown in North America.
** Not so much a movie, but modern Leo would probably punch out 90s Leo if they ever met.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looked 14 in ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' (real age 18), 16 in ''Total Eclipse'' and ''Basketball Diaries'' (real age 20), 16 in ''Romeo + Juliet'' (real age 21), 16 in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' (real age 28). Based on [[http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2518030/leonardo-dicaprio-j-edgar-filming-01/ recent the set pictures pictures]] from ''J. Edgar'']], Edgar'', the 36-year-old Leo looks right at home playing a 21-year-old Hoover. As one person put it, he looks about a decade younger clean-shaven.



** In ''TheWolfOfWallStreet'', he plays a hedonistic VillainProtagonist. Furthermore, it's his first comedy role (aside from his cameo in ''Celebrity'').

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** In ''TheWolfOfWallStreet'', ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', he plays a hedonistic VillainProtagonist. Furthermore, it's his first comedy role (aside from his cameo in ''Celebrity'').



* PromotedFanboy: Often cites 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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* PromotedFanboy: Often cites RobertDeNiro 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.



* SmokingIsCool: He smokes in almost all of his movies, starting from the ''Basketball Diaries'' (age 20). In particular, watch out for the scene in ''Romeo + Juliet'' in which he's sitting by the beach, calmly puffing away while he writes in his diary and droning RadioHead music plays in the background.

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* SmokingIsCool: He smokes in In almost all of his movies, movies his characters smoke, starting from the ''Basketball Diaries'' (age 20). In particular, watch out for the scene in ''Romeo + Juliet'' in which he's sitting by the beach, calmly puffing away while he writes in his diary and droning RadioHead music plays in the background.



* 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 GenreSavvy 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 ''{{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.

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* 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 GenreSavvy 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 ''{{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.



** [=DiCaprio=] was set to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in 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''.

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** [=DiCaprio=] was set to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in AmericanPsycho ''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 almost played Spider-Man when JamesCameron was still involved with the [[Film/SpiderMan1 film]] before Cameron departed and was replaced by SamRaimi, which resulted in [=DiCaprio=]'s best friend TobeyMaguire to play the character.

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** He almost played Spider-Man when JamesCameron Creator/JamesCameron was still involved with the [[Film/SpiderMan1 first film]] before Cameron departed and was replaced by SamRaimi, Creator/SamRaimi, which resulted in [=DiCaprio=]'s best friend TobeyMaguire Film/TobeyMaguire to play the character.



[[Film/{{Inception}} ''... We have to go deeper.'']]

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