From the most humble of beginnings, Leonardo DiCaprio has become one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood with several massive blockbusters, such as “Inception” and “Titanic” to his name. Leonardo DiCaprio has shown that he isn’t just some heartthrob but, instead, is a true actor capable of assuming any role with wit and style. With incredible grace, every movie he’s in seems to be improved by his presence and that’s the sign of a true Hollywood star.
In order to best reflect on the life and success of his movie career, it is important to take a peek at his past life. From there we can see what influences and challenges sharpened to become the Hollywood star that he is today.
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1974, it was obvious from even a young age that Leonardo DiCaprio would have a future in the arts. His father, George DiCaprio, was a famous comic-book artist who helped push Leonardo to greatness by signing him up with a talent agent when he was quite young. After appearances on several commercials and educational programs, Leonardo’s career got elevated into film when he got a role on “Critters 3”, a low-budget horror movie. Though the movie was considered lousy by most, it helped the young Leonardo to get the exposure he needed for bigger roles.
One of the main roles that helped him achieve the success he enjoys was on the show “Growing Pains.” Though the show was cancelled the season after his debut, he incredible performance proved to his peers that this was a man to watch, leading to his role in what is considered one of the greatest films of our generation.
The film that cemented Leonardo DiCaprio’s status as an A-list star was the mega blockbuster “Titanic.” This film was the first movie to ever break a billion dollars worldwide and, even now, as touted as one of Hollywood’s biggest successes. A young Leonard DiCaprio, cast as the penniless Jack Dawson, surely had no idea how incredible a movie “Titanic” would be.
This movie catapulted Leonard DiCaprio from B-list actor, to the top of the Hollywood Elite almost overnight. Suddenly everyone knew his name and face, and he quickly became a famous heartthrob of women everywhere. While many people expected him to stay in the role as a simple Hollywood hunk, Leonardo DiCaprio surprised everyone with his next performance.
“Inception” another massive Hollywood blockbuster proved that Leonardo DiCaprio was no 1-trick pony. His character, Dominick Cobb, was mysterious, haunted and endlessly fascinating. With this performance DiCaprio showed everyone that he was truly a force to be reckoned with in the acting world, capable of creating blockbusters. This relatively young actor shows no signs of quitting anytime soon and surely there are many more engaging movies that he will star in to come.
DiCaprio’s climb to stardom started at a young age and has continued ever since. His characters are always fascinating, diverse and dynamic making him one of the more talented actors in Hollywood. His acting skills and charisma have served him well in Hollywood and we can’t wait to see what he’s in next.