Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Celebrity Birthdays: Leonardo DiCaprio Turns 40 Today

Leonardo in 2013's Great Gatsby

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is 40 years old today. He began his rise as a major motion picture star after a start in television with What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)- which earned him his first Academy Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He continued his rise and gained wide acclaim for leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Romeo & Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with hugely successful Titanic (1997), which arguably made him the sex symbol of a generation.

Leonardo as World-Wide Heartthrob in 1997's Blockbuster Movie Titanic

Although Leonardo has not yet earned an Academy Award, he is past due for one. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards and ten Golden Globe Awards including winning Golden Globes for Best Actor The Aviator (2004) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). He continues to star in and produce films, and is very active in social and environmental causes. Leonardo is an activist for gay rights, in April 2013, he donated $61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.

note: Information taken from Wikipedia

Leonardo as a Tough Guy in 2008


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1 comment:

  1. He was my Idol. Thanks and Hope he has a Great Birthday.


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