The man was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked. He made his little break into the TV line at the age of five and ever since then it has only been an upward career movement for him.
I do not watch love stories or any type of gooey movies and so I have never watched the movie completely which was Leo's big break into Hollywood- Titanic. He began shedding his chocolate boy image post that phase by phase. The movie won eleven out of fourteen Oscar nominations.
I have watched Catch me if you can where he literally convinced me how becoming a con man and earning millions before turning 19 is such a piece of cake. The movie was nominated for two Oscars.
The Departed, where Leo played an undercover officer. The movie blew minds all over and he played huge a part in doing so. The movie won four Oscars out of five nominations.
Blood Diamond, I can't refrain from writing just a couple of lines about this movie. The movie almost makes you think twice before buying the shining stone after the watching the movie. What makes the movie so real is the cast's portrayal of their characters. Leonardo's borderline role of Danny Archer, leaves you to decide if was the hero or villain till the very end. It's a shame the movie although nominated for five Academy Awards failed to win any.
What happens when a top class actor meets a top class director? Inception! I don't know if it really was the movie or it was me convincing myself; but I did have a dream within a dream! The movie won four out of the eight Oscar nominations.
Leo played the elegant slave owner of Candieland, Calvin Candie in Django Unchained. I was routing for Django throughout the movie but the villain appealed more to me. The movie won two out of five Oscar nominations.
Had it not been for Mr. DiCaprio, I would've never watched The Great Gatsby and his impeccable portrayal of the mysterious yet a hopeless romantic, Jay Gatsby. The novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been adapted by six movies, with Leo turning out to be best acclaimed Gatsby of all. The movie was had two Oscar nominations.
It has been my raw deal that I haven't yet watched Aviator(Won Five Oscars out of eleven nominations), Gangs of New York (Ten Oscar nominations; Both these are being downloaded as I type this!), Revolutionary Road (Three Oscar nominations; where he reunited with his Titanic co-star) and Romeo + Juliet (One Oscar nomination; Not keen on watching this one!)
^MY POINT FOR MENTIONING ALL OF THE ABOVE^
- JUST GIVE HIM HIS DAMN OSCAR ALREADY!
As far as his movies are considered, he has chosen them very carefully and his acting has only leveled up with age.
All in all, his dozen movies have racked up as much as 66 Nominations out of which they've won 26 Academy Awards! I'm not saying he was the sole body responsible for this achievement. Hell no! I give the Director and his technical team most of the credit. What I'm saying is that, him playing the lead role in most of these movies- deserves an Oscar and not just five nominations that he has!
All of this before the The Wolf of Wall Street! The movie has five nominations; Leo is competing with Christian Bale for the Best Actor's!
I have watched American Hustle and I have watched Wolf of Wall Street too; I most definitely won't say that Christian Bale doesn't deserve an Oscar, sure he does but Leo deserves it more! There is no bias in my opinion. I'm a Dark Knight fan first!