Cover of Titanic
I first saw Leonardo Dicaprio in the movie TITANIC like other million people, though it was not his first movie and he has been acting since his childhood. But Titanic proved to be the biggest blockbuster of all time and only after that movie i started my hunt for his earlier movies and obviously followed his subsequent films. What made him my favorite was the fact the release of that movie many commented that we have a resemblance and l as a teen found a sense of proud to hear that, though now i laugh at that. but the Dicaprio remained one of my favorite new generation actor specially after the movies like Gangs of New York , Catch me if you can, The Aviator, The Departed and Blood diamond to name a few.
DiCaprio’s career took off with his appearing in several commercials and educational films. He got his break on television in 1990 when he was cast in the short-lived series based on the movie Parenthood. After Parenthood, Dicaprio had bit parts on several shows, including The New Lassie and Roseanne, as well as a brief stint on the soap opera Santa Barbara, playing the young Mason Capwell.
His debut film role was Critters 3, a B-grade horror film, which later went straight to video. Soon after, in 1991, he became a recurring cast member on the hit ABC sitcom Growing Pains, playing Luke Brower, a homeless boy who is taken in by the Seavers.
His breakthrough came in 1992, when he beat out hundreds of other boys for the role of Toby Wolff in This Boy's Life, co-starring Robert De Nero and Ellen Barkin. His performance as the troubled, abused teenager was critically acclaimed and Hollywood soon took notice. Later in 1993, he co-starred as the mentally handicapped brother to Johnny Depp in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. His performance earned him both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actor.
The move from "star" to "superstar" came when Dicaprio played Jack Dawson in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, alongside Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, which soon became the highest grossing film of all time and received 11 Oscars
Apart from the movies he is a very responsible human being and does his bit for the mother earth, Spends a lot in charity and campaining against the Global warming.