Love and Career of the Famous Leonardo DiCaprio

There were so many famous films and shows that he has done, but it took DiCaprio six consecutive Oscar nominations before he finally got his Best Actor award. He and his fans waited for so long, but it was all nothing for DiCaprio for his career has been a very long journey. Here’s what the Titanic actor has been through!

Image Source: Getty Images| A photo of Leonardo at The Revenant event

Image Source: Getty Images| A photo of Leonardo at The Revenant event


ONLY CHILD OF ESTRANGED COUPLE

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California on the 11th day of November 1974. He is the only child of Irmelin and George DiCaprio who later on divorced when he was just a toddler. He was raised by his mother who was a legal secretary from Germany.

Image Source: Getty Images| A photo of Leonardo

Image Source: Getty Images| A photo of Leonardo

Even though his parents had a tough relationship, it did not get in the way of Leonardo and his father who was a comic book artist. They were close, and it was because of his parents urging that the young man explored his creative side.  

Image Source: Getty Images| Leonardo DiCaprio

Image Source: Getty Images| Leonardo DiCaprio


LOVING HIS HOME-MADE SKITS

As he developed his interest in acting on an early stage, DiCaprio said he has grown to love imitating people and he loved to joke around his parents while creating different characters. He said he also makes his home-made skits and he is adoring all of it.

Image Source: Getty Images| Leonardo DiCaprio getting inside his car

Image Source: Getty Images| Leonardo DiCaprio getting inside his car


GROWING PAINS IN HOLLYWOOD

His career started when he was 5 years old as he debuted in the set of a show called Romper Room, but he was kicked off for being disruptive. It wasn’t until he reached his teenage years that Leonardo finally made a name for himself in Hollywood.

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo at the Oscars

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo at the Oscars

He had trouble finding himself an agent and one of them even recommended that he should change his name to Lenny Williams in order to improve his appeal. He soon landed a regular television work in the early 1990s and his life took a leap forward when he was cast as a semi-regular on the family comedy Growing Pains.

Image Source: Getty Images| Photo of Leonardo DiCaprio

Image Source: Getty Images| Photo of Leonardo DiCaprio


MOST OBSERVANT ACTOR

The first of the many Oscar snubs of DiCaprio happened when he starred in What's Eating Gilbert Grape alongside Johnny Depp. DiCaprio was not supposed to be cast for that role because Director Lasse Hallström was looking for a less-attractive actor. However, the director was blown away by DiCaprio’s acting, labeling him as the "most observant" actor.

Image Source: Getty Images| Leonardo DiCaprio smiling for the camera

Image Source: Getty Images| Leonardo DiCaprio smiling for the camera

In that film, Leonardo turned heads as he portrayed a child with mental disabilities and it earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best-supporting Actor. The accolades he received from this film has solidified the actor’s reputation as the star to watch out for.

Image Source: Getty Images/Jim Smeal| Leonardo DiCaprio

Image Source: Getty Images/Jim Smeal| Leonardo DiCaprio


DIVERSE FILM PROJECTS

The actor never stopped pursuing interesting and different film projects. He was cast on the 1995 coming-of-age drama “The Basketball Diaries”. He also played as the Romeo to Claire Danes’ Juliet in 1996. His popularity rose even more as he played as Jack in Titanic which was was the most expensive film ever made at the time.

Image Source: Getty Images| Titanic/20th Century Studios

Image Source: Getty Images| Titanic/20th Century Studios

After his hit film, DiCaprio went on a career slump as he worked for “The Man in the Iron Mask” (1998) and “The Beach” (2000) for they proved to be disappointments both financially and artistically. He soon bounced back with Steven Spielberg's “Catch Me if You Can” and “Gangs of New York” which earned him the opportunity to work with famed director Martin Scorsese.

Image Source: Getty Images/Archive Photos| Leonardo DiCaprio with airline stewardess surrounding him in a scene from the film 'Catch Me If You Can', 2002

Image Source: Getty Images/Archive Photos| Leonardo DiCaprio with airline stewardess surrounding him in a scene from the film 'Catch Me If You Can', 2002


THE MANY NOMINATIONS

In the long-run of his career, Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated many times for his film performances in Academy awards. Among them are nominations for Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Best Supporting Actor for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo at The British Academy Awards

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo at The British Academy Awards

The actor has also earned one more nomination as Best Actor for the 2020 Academy Awards. He’s nominated for his work with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, together with Joker’s Joaquin Phoenix and Marriage Story’s Adam Driver. The actor who will walk away with the Oscar award this year is still unclear.

Image Source: Getty Images/Jeff Kravitz| Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California

Image Source: Getty Images/Jeff Kravitz| Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California


JACK AND ROSE REUNITED

On the year 2008, Leonardo DiCaprio reunited with Kate Winslet, his co-star in Titanic, as they starred together once again in Revolutionary Road. It was about a suburban couple who faced many problems in the 1950s. After that, he explored a futuristic fantasy film Inception by Christopher Nolan.

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo with Kate in an event

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo with Kate in an event


THE GIRLS THAT JACK DATED

As he rose higher and higher and as the spotlight was trained on him, Dicaprio has gone on to date so many famous women. Some of them are well-known actresses, singers, and models, it even includes some list from the Victoria secret shows. Here are the Roses that Jack of Titanic dated in real-life.

Image Source: Getty Images| Photo of Leonardo DiCaprio

Image Source: Getty Images| Photo of Leonardo DiCaprio


BRIDGET HALL: THE FIRST PUBLIC FLING

The sexy and beautiful cover of Vogue, Bridget Hall, captured the actor’s attention and she was the first fling that DiCaprio showed in public. After some time together, they broke up due to the loss of passion but Hall claimed that nothing happened between them. 

Image Source: Getty Images/Dave Allocca| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio w. model Bridget Hall.

Image Source: Getty Images/Dave Allocca| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio w. model Bridget Hall.


BRITTANY DANIEL: FROM REEL TO REAL

After the two starred together in DiCaprio’s breakout movie “The Basketball Diaries”, they were found dating. On one of the steamy scenes in the show, there was a time when Daniel seduced Leo and it seems like it also worked on real life. They dated off-screen in 1994.

Image Source: Youtube/Joella Vandever| Basketball Diaries/New Line Cinema

Image Source: Youtube/Joella Vandever| Basketball Diaries/New Line Cinema


NAOMI CAMPBELL: BETTER AS A FRIEND

On the year 1995, DiCaprio became a household name, and almost every teenage girl by this time has his poster hanging on their walls. During this time also, DiCaprio was busy flirting with supermodel Naomi Campbell but soon they decided that things would be better if they are just friends. They were seen hanging out in a yacht together in 2013.

Image Source: Getty Images / Konstantin Zavrazhin | Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell attend the International Tiger Conservation Forum on November 23, 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Image Source: Getty Images / Konstantin Zavrazhin | Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell attend the International Tiger Conservation Forum on November 23, 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


KRISTEN ZANG: FIFTEEN MONTHS OF LOVE

It was said that Zang was the love of Leonardo’s life. He dated her for 15 months and flew her to the Titanic set for romantic reunions. He was uncharacteristically candid when he talked about her. "I can’t wait to see her at the end of the day," he said. "She is the cutest girl in the world!"

Image Source: Getty Images/Mirek Towski| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend actress Kristen Zang during "Romeo & Juliet" Los Angeles Premiere on October 27, 1996 at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California

Image Source: Getty Images/Mirek Towski| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend actress Kristen Zang during "Romeo & Juliet" Los Angeles Premiere on October 27, 1996 at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California

He took her as his date in the Romeo + Juliet premier. Unfortunately, they broke up because Zang can’t handle their public relations and it was rumored that Kristen dumped him because of his lack of maturity and “posse of young model-hounds."

Image Source: Getty Images/Michael Bezjian| Kristen Zang

Image Source: Getty Images/Michael Bezjian| Kristen Zang


HELENA CHRISTENSEN: LEO’S VICTORIA’S SECRET MODEL NUMBER THREE

After his split with Zang, DiCaprio dated Helena Christensen on the year 1997 when Titanic came out. They dated for only a few months and Helena became the third Victoria Secret Model the Leonardo dated after Naomi Campbell and Bridget Hall.

Image Source: Getty Images / Mark Rylewski | Circa 1995: Dutch-born model Helena Christensen walking outdoors and smiling (Bryant Park in New York City during New York Fashion Week)

Image Source: Getty Images / Mark Rylewski | Circa 1995: Dutch-born model Helena Christensen walking outdoors and smiling (Bryant Park in New York City during New York Fashion Week)


BIJOU PHILLIPS: BAGGING A ROLE THROUGH LEO

This lady is used to the life of a celebrity even before Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in her life for she is the daughter of John Phillips. Leo dated her when she was just a teenager in the year 1998 and she managed to bag a role in Black and White when Leo introduced her to the film’s director.

Image Source: Getty Images/Time & Life Pictures| Bijou Phillips

Image Source: Getty Images/Time & Life Pictures| Bijou Phillips

After he helped her bag the role, however, she decided that he was not the guy for her when she met her co-star Elijah Wood in Black and white. After that, DiCaprio was reported by the US Weekly to have an affair with Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres’ wife by that time who was a Czech Model.

Image Source: Getty Images/JB Lacroix| Bijou Phillips attends the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California

Image Source: Getty Images/JB Lacroix| Bijou Phillips attends the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California


GISELE BÜNDCHEN: SHARED PASSION FOR RAISING AWARENESS

After his relationship with Phillips and alleged affair, DiCaprio seemed to have sorted out his life when he met Gisele and they dated for 5 long years. She was his date on the Oscars in the year 2005 and they were always spotted at basketball games and they are both passionate in raising awareness for environmental issues.

Image Source: Getty Images/Frank Micelotta| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor for his role in "The Aviator," arrives with girlfriend Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California

Image Source: Getty Images/Frank Micelotta| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor for his role in "The Aviator," arrives with girlfriend Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California

The Brazilian supermodel ended the relationship and revealed to the Access Hollywood that they were not just meant to be boyfriend and girlfriend. No matter what happened in their relationship she said that she respects him enormously and she wishes him nothing but the best.

Image Source: Getty Images/Vince Bucci|Actor Leonardo Di Caprio (C) and model Gisele Bundchen (L) attend the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz on December 7, 2003 in Los Angeles, California

Image Source: Getty Images/Vince Bucci|Actor Leonardo Di Caprio (C) and model Gisele Bundchen (L) attend the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz on December 7, 2003 in Los Angeles, California


THE OTHER GIRLS HE LOVED BEFORE

There are so many girls that have been part of Leo’s life and it’s too long to name them all. Who knows? He may even have partnered off the spotlight. Well, after the actor ended the 5-years relationship he had with Gisele, he dated Bar Refaelion 2005-2011 and they are only friends now.

Image Source: Getty Images/Andrew D. Bernstein| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Supermodel Bar Refaeli attend a game between the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California

Image Source: Getty Images/Andrew D. Bernstein| Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Supermodel Bar Refaeli attend a game between the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California

After that, he dated Anne Vyalitsyna on 2009, Blake Lively who is now the wife of Ryan Reynolds on 2011, Erin Heatherton on 2012, Toni Garrn on 2013-2014, Rihanna and Kelly Rohrbach on 2015, Laura Whitmore, Nina Agdal, and Georgia Fowler on 2016, Juliette Perkins on 2017 and the present one is Camila Morrone.

Image Source: Getty Images/Jesse Grant| Singer Rihanna and actor Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Levi's Brand and RE/DONE Levi's presents NEON CARNIVAL with Tequila Don Julio on April 16, 2016 in Thermal, California

Image Source: Getty Images/Jesse Grant| Singer Rihanna and actor Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Levi's Brand and RE/DONE Levi's presents NEON CARNIVAL with Tequila Don Julio on April 16, 2016 in Thermal, California


CAMILA MORRONE: OH! ANOTHER MODEL!

As DiCaprio grows older, he still is not taken off the list of Hollywood’s most coveted men and right now he belongs to another model Camila Morrone. They sparked dating rumors when they were spotted together in December 2017. They were then seen together on Coachella and had numerous vacations together.

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo with Camilla Morrone

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo with Camilla Morrone

They made their first public appearance as a couple on the Oscars where they took a seat beside Brad Pitt on the front-row of the star-studded awards ceremony. The couple was recently seen linking arms on a sushi date in LA and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Leo will pop the question soon and will finally decide to settle down.

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo with Camilla Morrone

Image Source: Getty Images| Leo with Camilla Morrone

As the actor’s love life and career continue to bloom, he is also one of the top charity givers from Hollywood. He is also a well-known environmental advocate and for all the things that he has done and went through, surely he deserves all the best things that life can offer. 

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