Timeline Leonardo DiCaprio | Timepath
1974
November
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1991
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1991
December
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1993
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1993
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2002
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2002
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2004
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2006
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2011
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Leonardo DiCaprio

Timeline of Leonardo DiCaprio. Overview of his acting career and achievements throughout his life. Best known for Jack in Titanic. View his complete life story here.

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The Birth of Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974. The actor was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the only child of George DiCaprio and Irmelin DiCaprio. George DiCaprio is a former comic book artist.

DiCaprio Acts in ‘Growing Pains’

Young Leonardo DiCaprio was featured in a number of television commercials and educational shows. It is said that he developed an interest in acting after seeing one of his cousins appear in a television commercial. The young actor landed a role in ‘Growing Pains’. He played Luck Brower.

DiCaprio’s First Movie Appearance

The actor’s debut film role was ‘Critters 3’. This was a comedic sci-fi horror film. 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s First Big Screen Appearance

‘This Boy’s Life’ was DiCaprio’s first major film. He was selected by Robert De Niro out of 400 young actors. This great movie featured an incredible performance from Leonardo DiCaprio. The young actor actually grew a few inches while shooting ‘The Boy’s Life’. He had to slouch in some of the scenes to keep a consistent size beside DeNiro.

DiCaprio Earns 2 Nominations for His Role in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grapen’

Leonardo DiCaprio’s supporting role in the film ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grapen’ led to the actor receiving two major nominations. He was nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar) for Actor in a Supporting Role. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. 

DiCaprio Stars in Titanic

The movie, ‘Titanic’, performed very well. The actor’s role in this movie led to what has been called “Leo-Mania”. This role led to DiCaprio earning a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama. Interestingly, Leonardo originally declined the offer to play the character in Titanic. He was later encouraged by Cameron to take up the role.

DiCaprio Collaborates with Scorsese for ‘Gangs of New York’

‘Gangs of New York’ is the first in a slew of incredible collaborations between Scorsese and DiCaprio. The actor’s performance was well received by critics and fans; however, he was outshined by the performance of Daniel Day-Lewis.

DiCaprio Stars in ‘Catch Me if You Can’

This movie covers the true experience of Frank Abagnale Jr. Abagnale successfully raked in millions of dollars from fake checks as a fake Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. Abagnale did not originally have confidence in DiCaprio’s ability to play him in the film, but he was eventually impressed by how well DiCaprio portrayed his life. Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for the Golden Glove Award for his role in this film. 

DiCaprio Lands His First Golden Globe Award

Leonardo DiCaprio landed his first Golden Globe Award from another collaboration with Scorsese. ‘The Aviator’ was a huge success. The actor received incredible reviews for his performance. The Golden Globe Award that DiCaprio won was for Best Actor. ‘The Aviator’ also led to DiCaprio receiving another Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA nomination. 

DiCaprio Stars in ‘The Departed’

In this film, DiCaprio played the role of an undercover state cop who infiltrated an Irish gang. This film received overwhelming support upon its release. It became one of the highest-rated wide release films of the year in which it was released. The movie won the Best Picture Oscar. 

DiCaprio Stars in Blood Diamonds

Leonardo DiCaprio was praised for his role in the film. 

Leonardo DiCaprio Plays Cobb in ‘Inception’

Inception was a thought-provoking movie. With a budget of $160 million, the movie raked in $832,584,416 at the box office.

DiCaprio Produces the ‘Red Riding Hood’

Leonardo DiCaprio added producer to his resume after becoming a successful actor. He produced a number of films; however, his most successful film was ‘Red Riding Hood’.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Stunning Performance in ‘Django Unchained’

Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. ‘Django Unchained’ received positive feedback from fans and critics. This led to DiCaprio’s eighth nomination from the Golden Globes. 

Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Great Gatsby’

Leonardo DiCaprio played ‘Jay Gatsby’ in the big-screen adaptation of the famous novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’. The movie and Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in it received rave reviews. DiCaprio was pleased to take up this role because he appreciated the life experience of Jay Gatsby.

DiCaprio Wins His Second Golden Globe with ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is another collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio. This is the fifth time they were working together on a film. As a result of DiCaprio’s performance, he won his second Golden Globe Award. 

Leonardo DiCaprio Wins His First Oscar

After being nominated for six times, the actor finally won his first Oscar on February 28, 2015. 

Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant

DiCaprio’s performance in this film received incredible reviews. The actor played High Glass in the film. Leonardo has shared that this was his most difficult film. The film earned $533 million worldwide. DiCaprio won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and SAG and a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actor as a result of this role.

DiCaprio Narrates ‘Ice on Fire’

In 2019, Leonardo DiCaprio narrated a documentary on global warming called ‘Ice on Fire’. The actor also came out of a four-year break from acting and played a role in Quentin Tarantino’s comedy-drama ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.

Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Documentary Series About Voting Rights

Released on Netflix, ‘Whose Vote Counts, Explained’ features the voice of Leonardo DiCaprio. It is a short form limited series by Vox Media and Appian Way Productions.