Leonardo DiCaprio Biography-Career, Facts & Life Style

Award-winning celebrity, actor, and humanitarian Leonardo DiCaprio had a pretty assorted career. Leo started with quite modest beginnings as a supporting role in the sitcom Growing Pains.

Get achievement through a breakthrough with Romeo+Juliet and Titanic movies, and become an international star. Leo has always been recognized as an eccentric and complex character on the Hollywood planet.

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Leo DiCaprio

Personal Status

BornNovember 11, 1974, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth ID         Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Height  Height  
Zodiac Sign      Scorpio
ResidenceLos Feliz, California
Marital StatusMarital Status

What Do You Know About Leonardo DiCaprio?

Leo is an actor and producer and is most renowned for his edgy and unconventional roles, making him different and epic in the industry.

He stepped into his career early by appearing in the children’s television show Romper Room before taking a step into the movie.

Not only industry also famous for his humanitarian services due to his interest in environmentalists. This actor is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe Award. 

Early Stage

Lenny D is the only child of Irmelin, a producer, and George DiCaprio, a former comic book artist. Regardless of his parents’ early divorce, DiCaprio remained close to his father, who pushed him to look at the creative side of his personality.

He spent his childhood with his maternal grandparents in Germany. He briefly goes to the UCLA Lab School, formerly known as Seeds Elementary School.

Afterward, LD joined John Marshall High School in Los Angeles for his primary education. Leo then went to Los Angeles Centre for Enriched Studies for his higher education but dropped out soon to start his career as an actor.

 DiCaprio started his career with numerous commercials and side roles in drama series. Later, he debuted first in low-budget horror movies like Critters 3 to become a major teen idol in the early 90s and got a breakthrough in the Romeo+Juliet production.

For an acting career, Lenny D was also advised by a friend to change his name to take place in the industry, but he didn’t and later became a worldwide star with his unbelievable talent.

Acting Career

Leonardo acting Career
Leonardo Acting Career


  • Growing Pains (1985), Leonardo was cast as the young homeless boy who moves in with the Seavers.
  • Roseanne (1988) and The New Lassie (1989), Lenny D plays supporting roles in several series where he grabs the audience’s attention.
  • Critters 3 (1991) performed as the stepson of the building’s unethical landlord.
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) appeared as a mentally challenged young brother of Johnny Depp.
  • In The Quick and the Dead (1995), Leo is an arrogant young gunslinger who hopes to amaze Herod, his rude father.
  • The Basketball Diaries (1995) performed as a school kid passionate about his basketball career but eventually entered the drug addiction world.
  • Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) movie, along with Claire Danes in the title roles of two teenagers who fall in love, regardless of their being members of feuding families.
  • Titanic (1997), Leo starred opposite Kate Winslet in the highest-grossing movie of all time, which beat all box office records of Hollywood history and tiled DiCaprio’s status as a teen heartthrob.


  • In The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) and the low-budget, The Beach (2000), DiCaprio kept a low profile with his few notable roles during this period.
  • Catch Me If You Can and Gangs of New York (2002), he burst back on screens worldwide as a lead actor with director Martin Scorsese.
  • The Departed (2006), with exceptional roles DiCaprio starred as a leading all-star cast in action thrillers movies to wow audiences.
  • In Django Unchained (2012), LD appeared as a mustache-twirling villain.
  • The Great Gatsby (2013) performed as the tragic literary character Jay Gatsby.
  • In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), DiCaprio portrayed real-life former stockbroker Jordan Belfort alongside Margot Robbie and Jonah Hill in Martin Scorsese’s film.
  • The Revenant (2015) chronicles the travails of Hugh Glass, performed as a fur trapper whose companions murder his son and leave him for dead following an attack by a bear.
  • Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood (2019), co-starred with Brad Pitt star in a Tarantino film about the 60’s film industry and the infamous Manson murders.


  • DiCaprio was also involved in the movie The Aviator (2004), apart from acting as Executive Producer.
  • The 11th Hour (2007) documentary movie involved seeing a Producer about the natural environmental state.
  • In 2016, Leo played an essential part in producing the documentary Before the Flood about climate change.

Trendy Movies

  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) received the Chicago Film Critics Association Award.
  • Titanic (1997) holds various awards worldwide, including MTV Movies & TV Awards.
  • The Aviator (2004) received MTV Movies & TV Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) embraces MTV Movies & TV Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
  • For the Revenant (2015), DiCaprio holds a BAFTA award as Best Actor, and González Iñárritu won an Oscar for his direction of the drama in the category for Best Picture.

Standing Honors

dicaprio honors
dicaprio honors
1994Best Supporting ActorWhat’s Eating Gilbert GrapeWon
1998Best Male PerformanceTitanicWon
2005Best Actor in Motion PictureThe AviatorWon
2014Best Actor in Motion PictureThe Wolf of Wall Street Won
2014Favorite Dramatic Movie ActorThe Great Gatsby Won
2016Best Actor in Motion PictureThe RevenantWon
2007Ranked #36Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars_
2015Ranked#13  on Forbes’Highest-Paid Actors List_

Net worth

Leonardo DiCaprio has assets of $260 million approximately. In the 25 years between 1995 and 2020, Lenny D has earned $300 million from salaries and backend points alone.

For instance, he grossed $2.5 million in base salary from 1997’s Titanic; he eventually earned $40 million. Leo owes a 1.8% cut of gross backend points.

LD has also earned an additional $ 10 million from endorsements, real estate investments, and venture capital stakes.

Humanitarian & Environmental Work

  • Leonardo contributed $61000 to GLAAD. He also donated $35000 to Leonardo DiCaprio Computer Center at Los Feliz’s Los Angeles Public Library branch in 1998.
  • DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to earthquake relief efforts in 2010; the similar year, he aided $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
  • He won the Do Something Award in 2010 for the VH1 in environmental issues.
  • Lenny D was appointed as the United Nations climate change representative in 2014.
  • He has made several donations for various societal concerns.
  • Leo has also been actively involved on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
  • LD is also closely allied with the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at California Community Foundation as the non-profit association that works on various environmental issues.
  • In 2000, he hosted an Earth Day celebration and interviewed former President Bill Clinton for a television segment about global warming. 
  • Recently, DiCaprio was called by the Mayor’s Summit in Paris for climate action.

Hit with a Broken Bottle by a Model

Hit with a Broken Bottle
Hit with a Broken Bottle

This incident occurred at a 2005 Hollywood party where a model Aretha Wilson hit a broken bottle on Leo’s head and got injured severely. DiCaprio had 17 stitches on his face and ear. Later, Wilson pleaded guilty for two years through his ex-boyfriend, claiming to show her innocence.

Money Laundry Case

Leonardo DiCaprio returned Brando’s Oscar, and Picasso’s painting returned to France Updated the Oscars are not the only big winners in the international fight against money laundering.

In 2017, he returned Oscar’s statuette to the US government as part of the investigation, which was taking place by state-owned Malaysian investment funds.

Leo also returned the birthday gifts which is given on his 38th level-up day in 2012 from business associates at Red Granite Pictures, which also funded his film “Wolf of Wall Street.”

The US Department of Justice suspects Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz may have assisted his stepfather, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in embezzling USD 4.5 billion from a political development scheme, reported the Los Angeles Times.

A lavish lifestyle was funded with the laundered money, including purchasing artwork and jewelry, acquiring luxury real estate and yachts, paying for gambling expenses, and hiring musicians and celebrities to attend parties.

Among the multimillion-dollar artworks in question are Picasso paintings, Diane Arbus photographs, and a Jean-Michel Basquiat collage, which are allegedly gifts from Red Granite’s financier, Jho Low.

Real Estate & Private Island

  • To some extent, Leonardo is a real estate tycoon. His first oceanfront is a Malibu home with an investment of $1.6 million in 1998.
  • On Dinah Shore’s former mansion in Palm Springs, he spent $5.2 million in 2014.
  • Leo invested $14 million in a mansion on a bluff looking out the ocean in Malibu in September 2021.
  • DiCaprio paid $9.9 million for a home in Beverly Hills in December 2021.
  • With more assets and properties, the real estate portfolio, including the 104-acre Private Island value, is at least $100 million. Recently LD decided to turn his island into an eco-friendly private resort called Blackadore Caye; which is also the name of the island.

Hanging Out with Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

To date, this nearly 50 man can still impress the feminine with his good looks, but he doesn’t get married and have various affairs. Once Camila’s breakup is final, he seems to be hanging around with GIGI HADID recently.

From Leo’s side, it is casual so far; Hadid somewhat seems more affectionate with the actor. According to people, Leonardo has plus points to shoot up his career rapidly with the hottest industry model. Still, their relationship has not been confirmed yet for the future.

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