Leonardo DiCaprio Overview
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, known as Leonardo DiCaprio, was a renowned American actor and producer known for his good looks and exceptional acting skills. Making his entry through television in 1991, with Santa Barbara, he went on to become an international star. He ventured into the film world through a horror flick Critters 3 and continued with many more like This Boy’s Life, Titanic, The Man in the Iron Mask, Romeo + Juliet, The Basketball Dairies, and Catch Me If You Can, who brought him tremendous acclaim. He has received some of the most coveted honors, such as the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama, Musical or Comedy for his performance in films like The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Academy Award for Best Actor for the movie The Revenant.
Leonardo DICaprio was only 1 year old when his parents separated and he spent his childhood with his mother who changed several residences to earn a living. Though living away from his father, he was always close to his father who urged him to explore the creative side of his personality. He spent a part of his childhood with his maternal grandparents in Germany and was sent to Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for 4 years, after which he joined the Seeds Elementary School. He joined John Marshall High School which he eventually left after three years and ended up attaining only a general equivalency diploma (GED). He was also a philanthropist, whose concern for the society and the environment was clearly evident from the donations he made towards wildlife and environment conservation groups.
Leonardo DICaprio has been one of Hollywood's most famous leading men for almost three decades. He has undergone quite the physical transformation since his days as a budding young actor in the 1990s. He made his screen debut on the TV series The New Lassie in 1989 and rose to prominence with roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Romeo + Juliet. Now 48, he was often seen sporting a trimmed goatee and a sleek quiff on the red carpet. After he recently showcased his buff physique on a superyacht in Sardinia in May, let’s take a look at his changing looks over the years.
Throwback On His Looks
Leonardo DiCaprio looked worlds away from his current self when he rose to fame in the early 1990s as a fresh-faced actor in his late teens. One of his most recognisable looks was in the 2000 film The Beach, which he appeared in as a 26-year-old. A few years later, Leonardo DiCaprio had a more buff physique as he reunited with his Titanic co-star Kate Winslet in the film Revolutionary Road. Although the film made a moderate $76million at the box office, the performances of both Leo and Kate received wide praise. Four years later, Leonardo DiCaprio looked dramatically different for his role in Quentin Tarantino's Djano Unchained. He played the owner of a slave plantation in the film and sported a long, scruffy beard and a thick mane of hair. Only a year later in 2013, he was back to a more sleek look for one of the most memorable roles of his career: Jordan Barrett in The Wolf of Wall Street. He sported a clean shaven look in the film along with a thick dark brown quiff. His latest film, Killers Of The Flower Moon, has received a high amount of praise and critical acclaim since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.