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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor/Producer
Born : 11 Nov 1974
Birth Place : Hollywood, California
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American film actor. He gained fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic and has starred in many other successful films, including Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, and Blood Diamond.... ReadMore
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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American film actor. He gained fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic and has starred in many other successful films, including Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, and Blood Diamond.

He has appeared in Martin Scorsese's films Gangs of New York, The Aviator, and The Departed, causing people to compare this relationship to that from which actor Robert De Niro benefited early in his career. DiCaprio has also been nominated two times for BAFTA, three times for SAG and is a Silver Bear Award winner.

Early Life

DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Irmelin (née Indenbirken), a former legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an underground comic artist and producer/distributor of... Read more
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    His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.
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    He is named after the artist Leonardo da Vinci, as his pregnant mother was standing in front of a da Vinci painting the first time she felt him kick.
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    His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany.
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    In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.
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    His father was a comic book dealer.
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    In 1998 he was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World".
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    He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.
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    One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.
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    The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.
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    Leo owns a giant pet tortoise.
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