Leonardo DiCaprio  where  born on November 11 , 1974Based in Los Angeles , California , he is an American film actor , screenwriter , and producer .

Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth

As of 2019, Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth is estimated at $260 million.

Leo is something of a real estate tycoon. In 1998 he spent $1.6 million on his first beachfront home in Malibu. He tried to sell this house in 2015 for $11 million, but ultimately opted to rent it for $25-50,000 per month (depending on length of stay). 

He owns at least two other Malibu beachfront homes, one of which he purchased in 2016 for $23 million. He owns three other houses in Los Angeles, two in the Hollywood Hills and one in Silver Lake. In 2014, he spent $5.2 million on the former Dinah Shore mansion in Palm Springs. 

He owns two apartments in New York City. The first is a 2.5-bedroom bachelor suite that cost him $10 million in 2014. The second apartment is actually the result of two purchases together in the same building, from two transactions totaling $11. 7 million. Leo’s real estate portfolio (including the private island we’ll describe) is worth at least $100 million.

The private island and eco resort: In 2005, Leo spent $1.75 million to purchase a 104-acre private island in Belize. He left the island relatively untouched for many years, but in 2016 he announced that he would transform the property into a private eco-resort called Blackadore Caye (which is also the name of the island). 

Under the latest plans, Blackadore Caye will consist of 36 bungalows and 36 estate-style homes that will be sold to private owners. All homes and facilities on the island will be powered 100% with renewable energy, with no ecological footprint. It has been estimated that private houses will sell for between $5 million and $15 million per unit.

Leonardo DiCaprio Biography

Growing up in Los Angborn on November 11 , 1974In Los Angeles , California , Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is the only son of a surviving couple of hippies from the 1960s . 

His father George Paul DiCaprio (b. 1943) is an Italian (originally from Alife in the province of Caserta in Campania ) and German cartoonist and publisher of satirical comics , and Irmelin Indenbirken (b. 1943), secretary legal. , of German-Russian descent from Oer-Erkenschwickin Germany , whose family immigrated to the United States in the 1950s . His parents divorced in 1975.

According to family legend, his parents told him that he owed his first name to the painter Leonardo da Vinci  : while they were spending their honeymoon in Florence , Italy , and were visiting a museum , his mother, who was admiring a work by the painter, felt several kicks of her child in the womb. Her father thought it was a sign and gave her the artist’s first name. 

His middle name, Wilhelm, which should have been his first before this episode changed things, is that of his maternal grandfather, Wilhelm Idenbirken.

His father remarried in a second marriage to Peggy Ann Saunders, mother of Adam Farrar, three years her senior (born October 4, 1971and with whom he has no biological connection), also an actor , producer , and son of Michael Anthony Farrar. 

Coming from this mix of various cultures, she spends all her vacations in Düsseldorf , Germany, with her maternal grandparents, and lives mainly with her mother Irmelin Idenbirken in the Hollywood district , not far from her father following her parents’ divorce.

Not receiving a strict education, Leonardo DiCaprio is free to pursue any activity from an early age and in particular comedy lessons , an area in which he can fully develop. 

He decides to make a career for himself when he discovers, at the age of fourteen, that his half-brother Adam Farrar has pocketed $50,000 from filming some cereal commercials.eles neighborhoods like Los Feliz and Hollywood , young Leonardo DiCaprio is modeled on his stepmother Peggy Ann Saunders’ son, Adam Farrar, who begins an acting career as a child . 

He then decides to do it too, encouraged by his parents. He quickly showed an obvious talent for comedy and was offered television and later film roles . 

After being chosen from among many candidates to play opposite his favorite actor Robert De Niro in Secret Wounds ( This Boy’s Life) in 1993, he became especially noticeable that same year thanks to his next film, Gilbert Grape ( What’s Eating Gilbert Grape ), where he played a young man with an intellectual disability alongside Johnny Depp, a role for which he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role at the age of 19.

Leonardo DiCaprio Career

After several films on the independent circuit, Leonardo DiCaprio was discovered in 1996 by the general public in the modern and rock adaptation of a play by the playwright William Shakespeare  : Romeo + Juliet ( Romeo + Juliet by William Shakespeare ). 

A year later, he became a global star playing romantic hero Jack Dawson in Titanic , one of the biggest hits in movie history and one of the most Oscar-winning movies with 11 statuettes. 

His career then took a new turn in the 2000s., during which he worked for the best directors and became Martin Scorsese ‘s new favorite actor , as Robert De Niro could be in the years 1970 to 1990 , on the poster of five of his films: Gangs of New York , Aviator ( The Aviator ), The Departed ( The Departed ), Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street ( The Wolf of Wall Street ). 

He won numerous awards throughout his career for movies like The Aviator , Blood Diamond ,Catch Me If You Can ( Catch Me If You Can ), J. Edgar , Django Unchained or The Wolf of Wall Street . But it wasn’t until February 2016 that he won the Oscar for best actor for the first time, for his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant .

In addition to his film works, Leonardo DiCaprio is also known for his strong commitment to ecology , in particular through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation . He linked his two businesses by writing and producing the documentary La eleventh hour, the last corner ( The 11th hour ), on the topic of global warming.

Leonardo DiCaprio Acting Debut (1990s)

As a child, Leonardo DiCaprio was already starting to shoot commercials and quickly landed small roles on television, including What’s New Doctor? ( Growing Pains ) by Neal Marlens , a series in which he will be noticed.

Leonardo DiCaprio landed his first film role in the horror film Critters 3 in 1991. Then in 1993, he played the abused stepson of Robert De Niro ‘s character in Secret Wounds . 

Leonardo DiCaprio is later notable for playing an intellectually disabled person opposite Johnny Depp in the film Gilbert Grape ( What’s Eating Gilbert Grape ); In 1994, he received a double nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes and the Oscars for this film.

He distinguished himself during 1995 in several films, highlighting Rimbaud Verlaine ( Total Eclipse ), in which he played the role of the poet Arthur Rimbaud , then in Basketball Diaries , an adaptation of the autobiographical book of the new poet and musician . Yorker Jim Carroll, where he plays a young drug addict opposite Mark Wahlberg and Juliette Lewis . 

He then connects with Sam Raimi ‘s western , Dead or Alive ( The Quick and the Dead ), alongside Sharon Stone , Gene Hackman , and Russell Crowe , and plays in the family drama Simple Secrets ( Marvin’s Room ), where he shared the poster with Meryl Streep , Diane Keaton , and Robert De Niro.

Leonardo DiCaprio Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of Shutter Island at the Berlinale (2010).

Despite his strong performances, Leonardo DiCaprio only achieved leading man status in 1996 with Baz Luhrmann ‘s Romeo + Juliet ( William Shakespeare ‘s Romeo + Juliet ) , a wacky modern adaptation of playwright William Shakespeare ‘s play .

In 1997, he answered Kate Winslet by playing Jack Dawson, “romantic hero” in the film Titanic , directed by James Cameron . The film is a worldwide success, winning a record 11 Oscars and propelling Leonardo DiCaprio to global star rank, sparking “Leomania” . 

He followed up with a dual role (King Louis XIV and his twin brother and enemy) in The Man in the Iron Mask ( The Man in the Iron Mask ) alongside John Malkovich , Gerard Depardieu , Jeremy Irons and Gabriel Byrne .

His image changes in the following films: he plays in the film The Beach ( The Beach ) released in 2000 by Danny Boyle and he plays a hustler alongside Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can ( Catch Me If You Can ) for Steven Spielberg released  in 2002. Since 2002, his credo is to shoot only with the best directors. Through Robert De Niro , he lands a role in Martin Scorsese ‘s 2002 Gangs of New York , for which he thus becomes the favorite actor.

He made three films in a row under the direction of Martin Scorsese: Gangs of New York released in 2002 with Daniel Day Lewis , Cameron Diaz and Liam Neeson , Aviator ( The Aviator ) released in 2004, where his portrayal of the famous Howard Hughes won him the Globe for Gold for Best Actor in a Drama , and The Departed ( The Departed ) released in 2006, where he plays a Boston State Police officer infiltrated by the Irish mob , alongside Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg . It is thanks to this film that Martin Scorsese won the Oscar for best director and best film for the first time in 2006.

The following year Edward Zwick ‘ s Blood Diamond spell , in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays a Rhodesian diamond trafficker , in Sierra Leone , denouncing the trafficking of blood diamonds .

Ten years after Titanic , Leonardo DiCaprio reunited with Kate Winslet in 2008 in The Rebel Wedding ( Revolutionary Road ), directed by the actress’s then-husband Sam Mendes , and adapted from Richard Yates ‘ novel Revolutionary Road . 

In the same year, the actor stars in Lies ( Body of Lies ), directed by Ridley Scott , an action spy film that takes place in the Middle East in which he starred alongside the British director ‘s favorite actor Russell Crowe .

Leonardo DiCaprio’s collaboration with Martin Scorsese continues for the fourth time with the thriller Shutter Island , adapted from the novel by Dennis Lehane , released in theaters in early 2010.

He continues with filming on Christopher Nolan ‘s Inception , opposite Marion Cotillard. Joseph Gordon . -Levitt , Tom Hardy and Michael Caine . This big-budget ($160 million) sci-fi thriller , dealing with the architecture of dreams and mind manipulation, was a worldwide hit in the summer of 2010.

Leonardo DiCaprio Consecration 

After playing J. Edgar Hoover , founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), under the direction of director Clint Eastwood in the film J. Edgar , released in France in 2012, he played a sadistic landowner a year later in Django Unchained. , a spaghetti western movie set against the backdrop of Quentin Tarantino ‘s Slavery , opposite actors Jamie Foxx , Christoph Waltz , Samuel L. Jackson , and Kerry Washington. 

For his performance in that film, DiCaprio is awarded at the 84th ceremony of the National Board of Review of Awards by the National Board of Critics for Best Actor in a Supporting Role .

It was in Australia that he met director Baz Luhrmann , fifteen years after Romeo + Juliet ( William Shakespeare ‘s Romeo + Juliet ) for the lead role in his new film, The Great Gatsby ( The Great Gatsby ), a new 3D adaptation of F. Scott. Fitzgerald ‘s novel , in which he shares the bill with his childhood friend Tobey Maguire and actress Carey Mulligan . 

The Magnificent Gatsby is chosen as the opening film of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival . in the United States, the film was a resounding success upon its release, racking up $51.1 million in revenue from its first weekend of operation, by far the best start to director Baz Luhrmann’s career. In France, the film quickly dominated the box office with over 760,000 admissions in a single week.

At the end of 2013 on the screens outside the film The Wolf of Wall Street , his 5th collaboration  with director Martin Scorsese , which he also produced. This feature film is an adaptation of the autobiography of American broker Jordan Belfort , founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont , and is inspired by years of ultra – speculation in finance .

Leonardo DiCaprio thus embodies this former merchant, high roller and party animal, who in the 1990s will experience a descent into hell after participating in a gigantic case of fraud. Actors Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey , Margot Robbie and Frenchman Jean Dujardin give you the answer. 

Thanks to this role, Leonardo DiCaprio won his second Golden Globe for Best Actor , but for the first time in the comedy category . Nominated for the fourth time the Oscar for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street , which did not win the famous statuette at the 86th ceremony in 2014 .

In an interview with the German magazine Bild theJanuary 18, 2013, announced his intention to take a “very, very long break” because he said he was exhausted after shooting three films in less than two years. However, he specifies, in an interview broadcast in the 20-hour newspaper of TF1 theMay 15, 2013, which will not be a definitive interruption, but only a pause after two years of incessant filming, being too passionate about his profession to give it up.

In 2015, he starred in The Revenant , as Hugh Glass , a fearless explorer with a thirst for revenge. The film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu , is nominated in 12 categories of the 88th Academy Awards , Leonardo DiCaprio is also nominated in the category of best actor.

Numerous media and film specialists present him as a favorite for the famous statuette that has eluded him for so many years, despite the enthusiasm and support of the public.

Actress Kate Winslet is of this opinion and declares that it is the year of the actor and that everyone would like him to finally win the Oscar he deserves. The January 10, 2016 Thanks to this film he won the Golden Globe for best actor in a dramatic film, also obtaining the award for best dramatic film and the award for best director for Alejandro González Iñárritu. He later won the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Actor the same month.

He receives the January 30, 2016 the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor at the ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles , California , given by the Screen Actors Guild of America. He won the British Academy Film Award (BAFA) for Best Actor in 2016 at the ceremony for February 14, 2016at London ‘s Royal Opera House , the BAFAs are often cited as the British equivalent of the film Oscars in the United States.

The film The Revenant was a historic success at its premiere in Russia , accumulating 1,100 million rubles (14.6 million euros ) in a single month, so much so that part of the Russian population said they were willing to honor the actor if the Academy of the Oscars don’t. Deign to offer him the reward he deserves. 

Tatiana Egorova, a professor at the State Institute of Art and Culture, launched a project called “An Oscar for Leo” that should result in the sculpture of a solid silver statuette worth 100,000 rubles (more than 1,136 euros). )

Many donors have already come forward. Finally, at the 88th Academy Awards, the February 28, 2016, won the Oscar for Best Actor after 4 other nominations, against Matt Damon for Seul sur Mars ( The Martian ), Bryan Cranston for Dalton Trumbo ( Trumbo ), Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs and Eddie Redmayne for Danish Girl ( The Danish) Girl ).

In November 2017, Leonardo DiCaprio joined Patti Smith , Alex Rodriguez , and Jennifer Lopez in an auction preview at Christie’s . There they had the opportunity to see the oil painting Salvator Mundi (the “Savior of the world” , in Latin ), a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was previously believed lost, which is advertised as “The Last Da Vinci” . 

The video The Last da Vinci: The World is Watching was shown at the eventin which, among other attendees who saw the photo, Leonardo DiCaprio himself acted, which is quite symbolic since he is supposed to play Leonardo da Vinci in the upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson ‘s book . 

According to Variety , Paramount acquired the film rights in August and Leonardo DiCaprio was set to star in and co-produce the film, forcing him to grow a beard to an unprecedented length. The start date of filming for Leonardo da Vinci has not yet been announced.

In 2019, he found Quentin Tarantino for the movie Once Upon a Time. In Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt , Margot Robbie, Michael Madsen and Al Pacino . He is considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be one of the most talented actors of the 20th century with the international success of the film Titanic . 

Intensified his image as a youth idol and a charismatic and romantic figure, from which he sought to gradually dissociate himself during his consecrated career.

Leonardo DiCaprio Personal Life

Leonardo DiCaprio is a close friend of actor Tobey Maguire , whom he met in 1990 on the set of the series Parenthood . He is also friends with actors Kevin Connolly and Lukas Haas and rapper Q-Tip . He was a childhood friend of Christopher Pettiet . His best friend is actress Kate Winslet , her partner in Titanic and The Rebel Wedding ( Revolutionary Road ). 

He is also a friend of the actor couple and the French director Guillaume Canet , known in Thailand .on the set of the film La Plage ( The Beach ) in 1999, and Marion Cotillard (her partner in Inception ).

Leonardo DiCaprio dated models Bridget Hall , Kristen Zang, and Amber Valletta . From 2000 to 2005, he dated Brazilian top model Gisele Bündchen . In December 2005, is dating Israeli model Bar Refaeli . The couple separates in June 2009 reform in early 2010, but eventually split into May 2011 maybe October 2011.

He is in a relationship with actress Blake Lively  of december 2011 a October 2012, is in a relationship with model Erin Heatherton . Of May 2013 a december 2014, shares his life with the German Toni Garrn . 

In june 2015, frequents Kelly Rohrbach , but the famous press announces their separation inJanuary 2016. Of May 2016 May 2017, is in a relationship with Danish model Nina Agdal . Since the beginning of 2018, he has been in a relationship with the model Camila Morrone, stepdaughter of actor Al Pacino .

In September 2016, is implicated by the Swiss fund Bruno Manser for the protection of the tropical forest of Borneo in a case of embezzlement in Malaysia , being related to Jho Low who, in particular, provided financial support of 100 million dollars to his movie The Wolf of Wall Street ( The Wolf of Wall Street ). 

The money would come from the public fund Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) destined to finance the economic development of the country, and that would have illegally benefited from Jho Low, without knowing if Leonardo DiCaprio knew the origin. 

However, Leonardo DiCaprio has had to go to the American justice for the Oscar obtained by Marlon Brandofor his role in On the Waterfront ( On the Waterfront ) in 1954, offered to him by the producer Wolf of Wall Street cited in this great political case, financial scandal , as well as paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jean-Michel Basquiat .

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