Leonardo DiCaprio Facts
American actor and film producer
- Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer.
- He was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California.
- He has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award eight times as an actor, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004).
- He has also been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
- He started his career by appearing in television commercials prior to landing recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s.
- He made his film debut in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3 (1991) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in This Boy's Life (1993).
- He got international fame in James Cameron's Titanic (1997).
- He owns a production company named Appian Way Productions, whose productions include the films Gardener of Eden (2007) and Orphan (2009).
- He is a committed environmentalist and has received praise from environmental groups for his activism.