Monday, December 6, 2010

Leonardo DiCaprio biography by Kate Johns

 Leo DiCaprio was born on Nov. 11, 1974, in Los Angeles.

 His real name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, and he is almost six feet tall.
 His father is an Italian-American comic distributor, and his mother was a German-American secretary, later became his manager.
At age 5, DiCaprio appeared on the TV show, "Romper Room."
 DiCaprio had a tough time in school, suffering from attention deficit disorder.
Leo's classmates called him---"Leo the Tardo."

 At age 14, DiCaprio hired an agent. Soon he starred in milk and Matchbox toy car ads.
 He quickly won a part in a spinoff of "Dallas," the soap opera "Santa Barbara."
 Next, he appeared as the kid who fights with Heather McComb in the TV adaptation of the movie "The Outsiders."
  You may remember DiCaprio acting in the TV show "Roseanne" as one of Darlene's classmates in the 1990's.
 In 1991, DiCaprio appeared in the horror flick "Critters 3" and on the TV show "Growing Pains."
 His hard work did not go unnoticed; he was nominated and then won a Young Artist Award in 1991.
  After starring in "This Boys Life" with Robert De Niro, blockbuster hits soon rolled his way, creating the megastar we know today.
 In 1995, DiCaprio played author Jim Carroll in the "Basketball Diaries."
 In 1996, he starred opposite Claire Danes in "Romeo and Juliet."
  In 1997, DiCaprio starred in  blockbuster hit "Titanic" with Kate Winslet, portraying a poor, young man who fakes being rich, to win the heart of Winslet's character, Rose De Witt Bukater. He won several Golden Globe Awards for his portrayal of poor but giving Jack Darwin in the Titanic.
 Leonardo did some serious dating with supermodels such as Gisele Bundchen, Helena Christensen and Amber Valetta.
 In 2003, DiCaprio starred in two movies, "Catch Me if You Can" and "Gangs of New York."
 DiCaprio supported John Kerry in the presidential election of 2004.

DiCaprio and Winslet paid for Titanic survivor Millvina Dean to live in a nursing home, after it was reported she had to sell Titanic mementos to afford to live. Copyright 2010, written by talented author Kate Johns who began her career creating greeting card sayings back in 2004.

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