The heartthrob star of the 1997 film 'Titanic' who also starred in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' (2013). He was featured in the movie 'Romeo + Juliet' (1996) as well.
November 11, 1974
Los Angeles, California
Leonardi DiCaprio was widely recognized as Jack Dawson, the love interest of Kate Winslet, in the epic film ‘Titanic’ (1997). She regards him as the greatest actor of his generation. He has won numerous awards but never an Oscar until 2016 for the film ‘The Revenant’ (2015) for Best Actor. This ‘The Great Gatsby’ (2013) lead as the opulent Jay Gatsby stays relevant by staying active with his environmental advocacies that focus on climate change, global warming, and renewable energy through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
His pregnant mother named him after Leonardo da Vinci when he first kicked while she was looking at his painting in the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy.
A European-American of German, Italian, and Russian descent, he is well-versed in German and Italian as his childhood years were spent in Germany. When he was 10, his agent asked him to change his name to a more American-Friendly one, Lenny Williams.