An insight into the life of Leonardo DiCaprio


Leonardo DiCaprio is a worldwide known actor, popular for his jumpy and unusual roles. He has quite a diverse career as an actor and producer. He is born in Los Angeles, California in November 11, 1974. His father George DiCaprio was a comic writer and producer. He initially started his acting career in television as a child artist, later he moved to films only to have supporting roles in low budget horror movies. After starring in Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet in 1996 he gained popularity and became a teenage darling. In 1997 DiCaprio got his major breakthrough as Jack Dawson in James Cameron’s Titanic which brought him international glory. For few years he didn’t get to his benchmark and kept his profile low by doing some low-priced movies. By the mid of 2002, he burst back to fame with leading roles in Catch Me If You Can and Gangs of New York. DiCaprio charge 20 million dollars per movie which made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. He got 5 Oscar nominations but in 2016 he won the Oscar for best actor in leading role in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant (2015) which is about a fur dealing colonist in 1820s who combats for survival after being viciously attacked and injured by a bear and left on the mercy of his own hunting team. While addressing to the crowd holding his Oscar he said, “The Revenant is about the relationship between a man and his environment. Climate change is for real and as an evidence 2015 was recorded to be the hottest year. It is the most crucial hazard for our entire species. We need to stand together to protect out mother earth and its dwellers and stop adjourning.
DiCaprio was always involved in affairs and controversies. In 2005 Leonardo was attending a Hollywood Hills party, upon leaving Aretha Wilson a former model drenched him in liquor and then hit a broken bottle on his face. DiCaprio was abruptly sent to the hospital, where he had 17 sutures on his face and neck to restore cuts and scratches. Leonardo was also accused in Malaysian money scandal. According to U.S. justice sector the donations for his charity foundation came from a multibillion dollar fraud case. DiCaprio later said that he would return all the gifts or money presented to him came from Malaysian fund.
Besides acting and producing movies DiCaprio was actively working as an environmentalist. He addresses many environmental issue including global warming. He raised many funds and donations under his Leonardo DiCaprio foundation for the safety and welfare of earth’s dwellers. Leonardo DiCaprio foundation collaborated with Emerson Collective and Global Wildlife Conservation through their global work emphases on the entangled fears of climate change followed by loss of biodiversity. They urges the world to look after their environment and support native rights to benefit all life on Earth. Upon winning his Oscar, DiCaprio received standing ovation from the crowd for his exceptional work as an environmentalist.

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