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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio

Birth Date :

November 11, 1974

Birth Place :

Hollywood, California, USA

Claim to fame :

As Tobias 'Toby' Wolff in "This Boy's Life" (1993)

Biography


Born Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, he is known as an actor famous during the 21st century. His first name, Leonardo, was attributed to him by his mother as a result of the 'kick' he gave her at the time she was standing in front of Leonardo Da Vinci painting at a museum in Italy. He is the son of an Italian-American comic books distributor, George DiCaprio and a German former legal secretary, Irmalin Idenbirkin who both got divorced at Leo first year age. Since his parents divorce, Leo spent his time in Echo Park, a particularly dirty and poor, drug-dominated area of Los Angeles where he and his stepbrother named Adam Farrar were raised by his mother and stepfather. During his childhood, Leo used to be a naughty and misbehave child that was nearly kicked out from Romper Room educational program he took when he was 3 years old. Spent time passing his ordinary life just like any young boys of his age, Leo then reached school age and attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before then enrolled at the John Marshall High School in Los Angeles.

It was never came easy for Leo when he began his early acting career as he had ever been rejected by an agent who perceived his name as sounded too foreign so that they suggested him to change his name into Lenny Williams. But he refused it and kept using his name, for which in January 1999 his lawyer even filed an application for Leo to allow him to copyright his "prestigious" name. After that refusal, Leo went on to cast for the role of Garry Buckman in the 1990s TV comedy drama series, "Parenthood" where he met fellow actor Tobey Maguire and so both be best friends ever since. Still in 1990, Leo moved on appearing in an American soap opera "Santa Barbara", as Mason Capwell, which ran on NBC for 2137 episodes from July 30, 1984 to January 15, 1993. During that period of time, Leo was also busy playing the role of a homeless boy, Luke Brower, in the sitcom "Growing Pains." Playing in a bunch of movies, he was mostly famous for his roles in theatrical motion pictures, mainly for his debut role as Josh in "Critters 3" released in 1991.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Appointed Messenger of Peace by United Nations

September 16, 2014 23:24:28 GMT

is now a Messenger of Peace for United Nations. His first duty as a spokesperson to raise awareness about climate change is addressing the opening of the U.N. summit where 120 world leaders are expected to attend later on September 23 in New York.
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Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt Star in Martin Scorsese's Short Film

September 01, 2014 00:58:29 GMT

Three A-list stars, , and , are working together in a campaign for Melco-Crown Entertainment (MCE). Martin Scorsese is directing a short film that promotes the global resorts and casino brand owned by Lawrence Ho and James Packer.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Donates $100,000 to ALS Research

August 26, 2014 06:59:21 GMT

is the latest celebrity who takes the Ice Bucket Challenge. The "" actor took to Facebook on Monday, August 25 to share a video of him taking the challenge together with three other friends in front of Lake Athabasca in Canada.
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Jared Leto, Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne Have Fun at Leonardo Dicaprio's Star-Studded Fundraising

July 25, 2014 06:53:23 GMT

threw a star-studded party in summer hotspot Saint-Tropez, France, on Wednesday, July 23 to raise money for his namesake foundation. Celebrities such as and new BFF , , , and attended the foundation's first-ever annual gala.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Practicing Karate on a Yacht

July 24, 2014 08:56:33 GMT

was spotted practicing karate on a yacht in Saint-Tropez, France on July 22. In some pictures obtained by Us Weekly, the actor of "" is seen doing some high kicks and punches on the deck of the ship.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Challenged to Get Signed Nelson Mandela Photo

July 19, 2014 04:06:08 GMT

reportedly is considering legal action after he learned news that his photo with Nelson Mandela would go under the hammer. The actor apparently took a snap with the late South African leader when he was in the country for "". The photo is inscribed with "To Leo DiCaprio, Best Wishes, Mandela, 4-8-07."
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Dustin Lance Black and Leonardo DiCaprio Team Up for Charles Lindbergh TV Biopic

July 18, 2014 06:08:23 GMT

The life of Charles Lindbergh will be turned into an event series by Paramount Television. The company has hired Dustin Lance Black, who won an Academy Award for writing 2008's film "", to adapt A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer-awarded biography "Lindbergh" into a script.
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Tom Hardy Joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Revenge Movie 'The Revenant'

July 01, 2014 00:59:42 GMT

will star opposite in "" which is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Hardy's name has been linked to the movie several weeks now but he had to straighten out his schedule before committing fully to the project.
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Katie Cleary: My Husband's Suicide Had Nothing to Do With Leonardo DiCaprio or Adrian Grenier

June 25, 2014 02:14:04 GMT

Former contestant of "" Katie Cleary is mourning the death of her estranged husband Andrew Stern who committed suicide on Sunday, June 22. The sad news came a few weeks after Cleary was spotted getting cozy with and "" star .
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Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $7 Million to Marine Conservation Efforts

June 18, 2014 07:01:43 GMT

made a big announcement at the State Department "Our Ocean" conference on June 16. He declared that he pledged $7 million from Leonardo DiCaprio foundation to marine conservation projects for the next two years.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed for Steve Jobs Biopic, Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct

April 22, 2014 01:41:52 GMT

is wanted for an , The Hollywood Reporter learns. The "" actor reportedly has been approached by Danny Boyle who is in negotiation to direct the pic replacing David Fincher.
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Video: Leonardo DiCaprio Loses to Friend in a Playful Fight

April 16, 2014 09:07:39 GMT

A new video featuring which apparently was taken at the Coachella has landed online. In the video obtained by TMZ, the star of "" can be seen losing to a friend when they were having a playful fight on the grassy ground. In the 1-minute clip, some other friends can be seen sitting around the two and clapped when the winner emerged.
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Video: Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Off Dance Moves at the Coachella

April 14, 2014 03:53:03 GMT

apparently had fun when he recently went to the 2014 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif. The star of "", who showed off some dancing skill in the movie, gave his best moves when he hit the festival on Saturday, April 12.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Exits Travis McGee Movie, James Mangold Is in Talks to Direct

March 05, 2014 03:30:29 GMT

is no longer attached to lead "", a movie based on John D. MacDonald's mystery novel. While a new search for the lead actor begins, James Mangold ("") is in negotiations to take the helming duty.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Hopes to Play Roosevelt With Martin Scorsese Directing

February 17, 2014 06:14:22 GMT

wants to develop a Theodore Roosevelt biopic, according to Radar Online. The Oscar nominee reportedly wants to play the former president in the movie, and eyes Martin Scorsese to sit behind the lens for the project.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Hugged at the Crotch by Prankster

February 08, 2014 05:32:46 GMT

has become the latest victim of red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediu. The Golden Globe-winning actor was arriving at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California when the Ukrainian TV reporter suddenly rushed towards him, hugged him in the waist and burried his face in DiCaprio's crotch.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Re-Team for Richard Jewell Story

February 05, 2014 03:18:33 GMT

The acting duo behind "" are going to re-team for a new project. It has been reported that and are to share screen in a movie based on Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article "".
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Leonardo DiCaprio's 6-Year-Old Niece Declared Missing

January 29, 2014 15:05:12 GMT

's six-year-old niece has been put on the missing child list by authorities. Police revealed after arresting DiCaprio's actor step-brother Adam Farrar last Friday, January 24 that Normadie Farrar had been kidnapped by a member of her family and her whereabouts was unknown.
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'SNL' Videos: Leonardo DiCaprio Reenacts 'Titanic' Scene, Jonah Hill Parodies 'Her'

January 27, 2014 03:33:50 GMT

stole the show on "" January 25. The Golden Globe-winning actor made a surprise appearance on the episode hosted by his "" co-star during his monologue.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Get One More Oscar Nod for 'Wolf of Wall Street'

January 23, 2014 07:56:37 GMT

and Martin Scorsese earn an additional Oscar nomination each. In the category of Best Picture which award will go to producers, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just determined that the two are among the producers of the top prize's nominee "".
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2014 Oscar Nominees Led by 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity'

January 16, 2014 14:54:51 GMT

The 86th Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, January 16 morning. "" joins the usual suspects, "", "" and "", in the Best Picture category which includes also "", "", "", "" and "".
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Developing Q-Tip's Hip Hop Drama

January 11, 2014 06:06:41 GMT

and are working together again, but this time behind the scenes. The actors who star in Martin Scorsese's dark comedy "" are teaming up with rapper to develop a hip hop drama series.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie Attend 'Wolf of Wall Street' London Premiere

January 10, 2014 02:13:26 GMT

"" cast went to London for U.K. premiere. Actor and his on-screen leading lady were among the guests at the Odeon Leicester Square on Thursday night, January 9 along with co-star .
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'Gravity' Takes 11 Nominations From 2014 BAFTAs

January 08, 2014 14:27:08 GMT

During the announcement of 2014 British Academy Film Awards nominees on Wednesday, January 8, "" came up several times. The starring film leads the list with 11 nominations, followed by "" and "" with 10 each and "" with 9.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Survived a 'Terrifying' Shark Attack

January 08, 2014 08:04:48 GMT

shared an unforgettable experience with audience members as he stopped by "" on Tuesday, January 7. The star of "" casually mentioned during the show that he was almost eaten by a "gigantic great white" in 2006.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Defend 'Wolf of Wall Street' Characters' Wild Lifestyle

January 06, 2014 09:20:16 GMT

and have explained why drugs and hookers are heavily featured on "". While some have found those scenes disturbing, DiCaprio who takes a lead role of Jordan Belfort defends Martin Scorsese's direction with the film.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Defends 'Wolf of Wall Street' Hedonism

December 31, 2013 04:12:27 GMT

addresses "" controversy. While the Martin Scorsese movie sparks award buzzes, it raises concerns that the plot focuses too much on glorifying the hedonistic lifestyle of Jordan Belfort, a real-life convicted stock market manipulator.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie Attend 'Wolf of Wall Street' N.Y. Premiere

December 18, 2013 03:32:31 GMT

"" cast members flocked to the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City to attend the movie's special screening Tuesday, December 17. Main actor looked dapper in his designer suit as he posed for photographers on the black carpet.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Slammed by PETA Over 'Wolf of Wall Street' Chimp Scene

December 17, 2013 08:01:32 GMT

is under scrutiny by PETA. The animal rights organization criticizes him for appearing with a chimpanzee in "", saying "that chimpanzees are abused and taken from their mothers at an early age before being forced into Hollywood."
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Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $3 Million to WWF to Save Nepal's Tigers

November 22, 2013 05:05:27 GMT

has used his money for a good cause. The actor, through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has awarded $3 million to World Wildlife Fund to support Nepal's attempt to protect and nurture tigers in the country.
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