Born 11.10.1974 in Hollywood, California in the family hippies.
His mother, by birth - a German, his father was an artist of comic. His parents separated soon after his birth: he lived with his mother in the poor neighborhoods of Los Angeles and so far, has already become a professional film actor, listened to her advice. Leonardo DiCaprio
- Slavic roots (his grandmother from the Russian emigrants who settled in Germany).
is one of the youngest galaxy of Hollywood celebrities, his star was lit on the international horizon after the success of the movie 'Romeo and Juliet' (at the Berlin Festival 1997
. actor received a prize for best male role), and 'Titanic' made him ride on top of popularity.
For the first time the same on the big screen DiCaprio
appeared in 1991. in tape '3 ubastiki 3 ', depicting a teenage boy. Surprise for many was the nomination of 19-year-old DiCaprio
on the 'Oscar' for supporting actress in the film 'What's Eating Gilbert Geypa'. He played here a young man, withdrawn into himself after the death of his father. In subsequent films DiCaprio
varies similar type of young man - a teenager who enters the adult world, nevedovy and even hostile to it. His characters, finding no understanding of others, or oppressed and depressed, or behave provocatively. This is Jim Carroll, a talented basketball player, addicted to drugs' Basketball Notes' or 17-year-old Hank, who suffers from a lack of father and mother's heartlessness in the film "Marvin's Room 'and the role of Arthur Rimbaud in the film A. Holland's 'Total Eclipse' (1995).
. 'Total Eclipse' provoked mixed reactions, . and the first time the young actor received a critical evaluation, . mainly, . because of the general concept of the authors, . tpagicheskih show the history of the personal relationship between the two great poets Verlaine and Rimbaud, . completely removing all of it, . associated with their art,
. And DiCaprio
is not primarily a poet and innovator, and an eccentric young man, arrogant and hysterical, who likes to shock society, and which entirely subordinates in love with him Varley.
is rarely removed in a purely genre film, but feels confident and in a cowboy costume in Western The Quick and the Dead, "which he got thanks to Sharon Stone, the other he has a great future
. The star was not mistaken, that confirmed the enormous popularity DiCaprio
, especially among young viewers, after the screen "Romeo and Juliet". Here happily came together - design director of the Australian base Luhrmann (author of the musical film "In the dance hall") to give ultramolodezhnoe reading of the classic Shakespeare, . modern aesthetic movie with her klipovoy manner of shooting and the identity of the actor - a young man today, with its frenzied musical rhythm, . which pulsates violence,
plays a Romeo in the same breath - is easy and very emotional. An ordinary boy from the colorful and bright as a farce of the world of Verona Beach, . that somewhere on the border with Latin America, . World, . inflamed hatreds and intoxicated drug, . love turns into a poet, . No wonder so natural sounds in his mouth Shakespearean lines,
. Romeo, . fully captured by a passion for Juliet, . trying in vain to break the cycle of violence, the actor shows, . his hero's growing desperation covers, . - And in the end only death, he can protect his love and prove, . that it is above all else.,
. The light image of Romeo falls on the following activities DiCaprio
- the role of a lover's self-taught artist in "Titanic" J
. Cameron, who brought the actor a huge success
. Like a hurry to use the growing public interest in the new star, . DiCaprio
invited to appear in the next version of the adventure picture "Man in the Iron Mask" (USA - France) - in two roles: the young King Louis and his twin brother,
. Sam Leonardo DiCaprio
, which is compared to James Dean, idol of the 50's, believes that it is not yet fully mastered the craft of the actor, knowing that his creativity is not disclosed.
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