Leonardo DiCaprio

Biography: While myriad actors dream of becoming Hollywood icons, DiCaprio has spent a lot of time and energy distancing himself from his megastar image, which was born when he starred in one of the highest-grossing blockbusters of all time: the 1997 epic Titanic. As a charismatic and resourceful artist who wins the heart of the society gal played by Kate Winslet, DiCaprio became an international heartthrob. But the media's sudden and obsessive fascination with the young actor's private life prompted him to step back and carefully plan the rest of his career so he wouldn't forever be pigeonholed. Interestingly, his romantic Titanic role was markedly different than the troubled characters he usually played: a junkie in The Basketball Dairies, an absinthe-drinking poet in Total Eclipse, a juvenile delinquent in Marvin's Room. After starting out in commercials and TV as a child (he was the homeless kid taken in by the Seavers on the last season of Growing Pains), DiCaprio concentrated on theWhile myriad actors dream of becoming Hollywood icons, DiCaprio has spent a lot of time and energy distancing himself from his megastar image, which was born when he starred in one of the highest-grossing blockbusters of all time: the 1997 epic Titanic. As a charismatic and resourceful artist who wins the heart of the society gal played by Kate Winslet, DiCaprio became an international heartthrob. But the media's sudden and obsessive fascination with the young actor's private life prompted him to step back and carefully plan the rest of his career so he wouldn't forever be pigeonholed. Interestingly, his romantic Titanic role was markedly different than the troubled characters he usually played: a junkie in The Basketball Dairies, an absinthe-drinking poet in Total Eclipse, a juvenile delinquent in Marvin's Room. After starting out in commercials and TV as a child (he was the homeless kid taken in by the Seavers on the last season of Growing Pains), DiCaprio concentrated on the big screen. But 1993 became his breakthrough year: In addition to winning raves for his turn as a rebellious '50s youth clashing with his abusive stepfather in This Boy's Life, he also earned his first Oscar nod as Johnny Depp's sweet but slow brother in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. DiCaprio subsequently appeared in modest hits (Romeo + Juliet) and outright flops (The Quick and the Dead), but nothing prepared him for Titanic's reception and the subsequent hysteria. He poked fun at his situation by appearing as a grossly distorted version of himself in Woody Allen's Celebrity, and set out to prove himself as a serious actor. In the '00s, he began a successful collaborative relationship with director Martin Scorsese, and the two went on to make numerous critically acclaimed films together. Under Scorsese's guidance, he first played a tough Irish thug out to avenge his father's murder in Gangs of New York; the pair have subsequently re-teamed for numerous successful films. Off-screen, DiCaprio maintains an avid interest in environmental causes and actively campaigns for changes in environmental policy. Expand

Leonardo DiCaprio's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 95 Virunga
Lowest Metascore: 29 Red Riding Hood
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
43 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Akira May 21, 2021 Producer tbd
68 Richard Jewell Dec 13, 2019 Producer / Producer tbd
83 Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood Jul 26, 2019 Principal Cast / Rick Dalton 7.5
72 Sea of Shadows Jul 12, 2019 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
tbd Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski Dec 21, 2018 Producer tbd
32 Robin Hood Nov 21, 2018 Producer 3.7
49 Live by Night Dec 25, 2016 Produced By / Producer 7.9
73 The Ivory Game Nov 4, 2016 Executive Producer 7.9
63 Before the Flood Oct 21, 2016 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Producer / Producer / Himself / Himself tbd
tbd Catching the Sun Apr 1, 2016 Executive Producer tbd
76 The Revenant Dec 25, 2015 Hugh Glass / Hugh Glass 8.0
95 Virunga Nov 7, 2014 Executive Producer 8.3
75 The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Producer / Producer / Jordan Belfort / Jordan Belfort / Jordan Belfort / Jordan Belfort 5.1
63 Out of the Furnace Dec 4, 2013 Producer 7.4
36 Runner Runner Oct 4, 2013 Producer 5.5
55 The Great Gatsby May 10, 2013 Jay Gatsby / Jay Gatsby 7.2
81 Django Unchained Dec 25, 2012 Calvin Candie / Calvin Candie 8.6
65 The Love We Make Nov 11, 2011 Himself 6.1
59 J. Edgar Nov 9, 2011 J. Edgar Hoover / J. Edgar Hoover 6.0
67 The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Executive Producer 7.1
29 Red Riding Hood Mar 11, 2011 Producer 4.4
74 Inception Jul 16, 2010 Cobb / Cobb 6.1
79 IMAX: Hubble 3D Mar 19, 2010 Narrator / Narrator tbd
63 Shutter Island Feb 19, 2010 Teddy Daniels / Teddy Daniels 6.5
42 Orphan Jul 24, 2009 Producer 8.8
69 Revolutionary Road Dec 26, 2008 Frank Wheeler 7.4
57 Body of Lies Oct 10, 2008 Roger Ferris / Roger Ferris 7.4
54 Everything's Cool Nov 23, 2007 Himself 9.3
63 The 11th Hour Aug 17, 2007 Producer / Producer / Writer / Writer / Narrator / Narrator 6.5
64 Blood Diamond Dec 8, 2006 Danny Archer 8.7