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Leonardo DiCaprio's Birthday: His Best Roles Which Deserved Oscar Win

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well known by his stage name as Leonardo DiCaprio or just Leo is an American actor and film producer. Leo is much more than just a man with a pretty face. He has proved his worth in the industry. From TV to movies, Leonardo has made a remarkable position in Hollywood with superhit movies to his credit.

Leonardo DiCaprio became a superstar after starring in record breaking Titanic. Leo has acted in some of the brilliant and superhit movies like 'The Aviator', 'Inception', and recent one being 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most talented and respected actors in Hollywood. However, even after getting 5 Oscar nominations, the actor has not yet got a chance to own an Oscar. His last release, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' as well won him an Oscar nomination in 2014 for Best Picture as a Producer. However, Leonardo is one of the unfortunate stars in Hollywood who has got nominations at Academy Awards but never won yet.

However, Leo has got 2 Golden Globe Awards for 'The Aviator' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. On his 40th birthday, we decided to take a look at Leonardo DiCaprio's best movies which deserved Oscar for the actor.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Best Roles Which Deserved Oscars:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Leo won his first Academy Award nomination for this heart touching movie where he played a mentally challenged kid. With this movie, Leonardo proved that he was here to stay!

Romeo + Juliet

The movie released before Leo's superhit Titanic which broke all records. However, the romantic Romeo deserved an Oscar for the romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Leo became a sex symbol after starring in this movie.


Titanic was the highest grossing movie of all time after Avatar took over the place. Both Kate Winslet and Leo deserved Oscar for this classic romantic film that is one of the favourite films in everyone's list.

The Aviator

Leonardo DiCaprio won many nominations including Academy Awards, but he won a Golden Globe. Leo played one of the most celebrated Americans of the 20th century, Howard Hughes in the biopic.

Blood Diamond

Leo's role as a gunrunner in the American-German political war thriller film gave him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.


The sci-fi thriller film won him many accolades but no Oscar nomination.

J. Edgar

Many opposed and disliked when Leo was chosen for the role of Edgar in this biopic. But with his charismatic character and acting skills, Leo won the hearts and silenced the critics. His transformation from 36 to 77 year with loads of makeup was impressive. Leo got a Golden Globe nomination for his role in this biopic.

The Great Gatsby

Set in the 20s, Leo played a passionate love, a mysterious business magnate and a party freak.

The Wolf of Wall Street

The passionate Wall Street worker starts small and makes it big. His smart business mind, his different thoughts as a boss and tricks of money making deserved more than just an Oscar nomination for Best Producer.

Django Unchained

Get over his romantic and serious roles. Leo played a strong villain in Django which was really appreciative.

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