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Leonardo DiCaprio Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Biography & More

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

About Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor known for his edgy, unconventional roles. He started out in television before moving on to film, scoring an Oscar nomination for his role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). In 1997, DiCaprio starred in James Cameron’s epic drama Titanic, which made him a star. The actor has also paired up with iconic director Martin Scorsese for several projects, including The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006). His more recent films include Inception (2010), Django Unchained (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Revenant (2015), winning his first Oscar for the latter.

Bio/Wiki

Full Name Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Nickname(s) • Leo
• Lenny D [1]
• LDC [2]
Profession(s)

 

Religion

Education

• Actor
• Film Producer
• Environmentalist• Agnosticism• GED

Family

Wife/Spouse N/A
Parents Father– George DiCaprio (an underground comix writer, publisher, and distributor of comic books)

Mother– Irmelin Indenbirken (a legal secretary)

Step-mother– Peggy Farrar

Siblings Brother– Adam Farrar (step brother)

Personal Life

ate of Birth November 11, 1974 (Monday)
Age (as of 2021) 47 Years
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Signature/Autograph N/A
Nationality American
Hometown Los Angeles, California, U.S.
School • Seeds Elementary School (now UCLA Lab School), Los Angeles, California,
• John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, California,
• Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles, California
College/University Did Not Attend [3]
Educational Qualification Although he eventually earned a GED, it wasn’t until years after he dropped out of high school. [4]
Religion/Belief DiCaprio was raised as a Catholic in California, but has no religion, although he has expressed an interest in Buddhism and says he is not an atheist. In an interview, he said, “I’m not an atheist, I’m agnostic.” [5] [6]
Ethnicity • Italian-American (from his father’s side) [7]
• Russian-German (from his mother’s side) [8]
Blood Group B (Rh-negative) [9]
Food Habit Vegan [10]
Political Inclination Democratic [11]
Address (Fan Mail) Leonardo Dicaprio Appian Way Productions 9255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 615 West Hollywood, CA 90069 USA
Hobbies Riding Bicycle, Scuba Diving, Collecting Action Figures, Playing Video Games, and going to places in the world that are pristine and untouched by man
Controversies • In 2005, he was severely injured when a model named Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party. Wilson, while protesting her innocence, claimed she thought Mr DiCaprio was, in fact, an ex-boyfriend who had been bad-mouthing her. DiCaprio needed 17 stitches for the gashes on his face and ear. Later, Wilson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison in 2010. [12]
Leonardo DiCaprio's Injured Face After Being Attacked by Wilson• In June 2017, he returned Marlon Brando’s best actor Oscar statuette to the US government as part of an investigation into the money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund. He also returned Picasso painting and other artifacts that he had received as his 38th birthday gift in 2012 from business associates at Red Granite Pictures, which also funded his film “Wolf of Wall Street.” Reportedly, Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz may have helped his stepfather, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, embezzle USD 4.5 billion from a political development scheme, reported Los Angeles Times. The misappropriated funds were used to form the production company that funded the Martin Scorsese-directed movie “Wolf of Wall Street.” [13]• In September 2019, various climate activists from India urged him to withdraw support for a controversial tree-planting program in India, which could result in catastrophic environmental damage. In an open letter, more than 90 Indian environmental and rights groups, warned DiCaprio and his endorsement of the Cauvery Calling campaign was ill-advised. They said the campaign could lead to the “drying up of streams and rivulets and destruction of wildlife habitats.” [14]

Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio won 101 Awards with Oscar (2016), BAFTA Film Award (2015), Felix (1993), AACTA International Award (2015),  EDA Award (2015) & more

Relationships & more

Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends • Bijou Phillips (American actress, model, socialite, and singer)- In the late 90s

• Kristen Zang, American Actress

• Emma Miller, Actress and Model

• Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian Model (2000-2005)

• Bar Refaeli, Israeli Model (2005-2011)

• Blake Lively, Actress (2011)

• Erin Heatherton, Model (2012)

• Toni Garrn, German Model (2013-2014)

• Kelly Rohrbach, Model (2015)

• Camila Morrone, American Model and Actress (April 2018-present) [15]

Favorite Things

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Actor(s) Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson
Actress(es) Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep
Food Pasta
Beverage Lemonade
Movies The Bicycle Thief (1949), Taxi Driver (1976), 8 ½ Women (1999), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), East of Eden (1955)
Color(s) Green, Black
Sport Basketball

Money Factor

Salary (approx.) $25 million per starring role (as of 2018) [16]
Assets/Properties • Tudor in hip Los Feliz, CA (bought from musician Moby for $4.9 million)

• The Hollywood Hills compound, Oriole Way (purchased in 1994 from pop legend Madonna for $4 million)

• The ‘Billionaire’s Beach’ bungalow (worth $10.95 million; purchased in 1998)
• An island near Belize (worth $1.75 million; purchased in 2005)

• The Battery Park twofer, New York City (two apartments worth $3.67 million and $8 million; purchased in 2008 and March 2014, respectively)
• Palm Springs spread, CA (worth $5.2 million; purchased in March 2014)
• The Malibu Mini (worth $23 million; purchased in January 2017)

 

Net Worth (approx.) $245 million (as of 2019) [17]

Some unknown facts about Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Does Leonardo DiCaprio smoke?
  • : Yes
  • Does Leonardo DiCaprio drink alcohol?
  • : Yes
  • Leonardo DiCaprio is a popular American actor, producer, and environmentalist. The actor has won an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards and is counted among the world’s highest-paid actors.
  • His father, George, a fourth-generation Italian-American, was a comic book artist who met DiCaprio’s German-born mother, Irmelin, while attending college in the early sixties in New York.
  • After completing their graduation, Leonardo’s parents moved to Los Angeles, where the penniless pair ended up living in a run-down house, off Hollywood Boulevard, dubbed “syringe alley.”
  • There is an interesting story behind his name. Reportedly, his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in the Uffizi museum in Florence, Italy, when DiCaprio first kicked, and thus her mother named him after this great Italian polymath.
  • When Leonardo was just two, his parents split after eight years of marriage. Although initially, they agreed to live next door to each other so that Leonardo could not feel the absence of his father, his mother, Irmelin, moved to multiple neighborhoods in Los Angeles such as Echo Park and Los Feliz while doing several jobs, working first as a childminder, and later as a legal secretary. She struggled to make ends meet.
  • Reportedly, Irmelin had also taken her husband to court to force him to pay just $16 a week for little Leo’s upkeep. [18]
  • During Leo’s school holidays, Irmelin would send him to Germany to stay with Leo’s maternal grandparents in their tiny flats. There, he would go for cycling and mushroom-picking with his grandfather, away from the sordid and drug abuse problems of LA. While describing Leo’s stay in Germany, his maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken, once said,

    From the age of about eight, Leonardo spent all his vacations with us here in Germany. “He even got his first taste for the sea when his grandfather and I took him on a cruise. We went all over – to the Bahamas and Canada. We also took him skiing in Austria.”

  • In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the actor talked about being “very poor” and said he had experienced life at both ends of the income spectrum. He revealed that he had spent the first nine years of his life in a run-down Hollywood neighborhood, and his own upbringing was poverty-stricken. He said,

    There was a major prostitution ring on my street corner, crime, and violence everywhere. It really was like ‘Taxi Driver’ in a lot of ways.” [19]

  • In his childhood, Leonardo hated attending public schools and would beg his mother to take him to auditions.
  • While it came to his career choice, Leonardo had decided either to become a marine biologist or an actor and eventually becoming the latter.Leonardo DiCaprio in His Teenage
  • Reportedly, it was a stage performance at the age of two, where he danced spontaneously and received a cheerful response from the crowd, which had sparked his interest in performing arts, and the fuel to the fire was added by his older step-brother who earned $50,000 for a television commercial, and it furthered Leo’s interest to become an actor.
  • When he was a kid (five years old), he was kicked off the set of ‘Romper Room,’ a children’s show aimed at very young children that began in 1953 and lasted until 1994. While describing the situation in an interview, DiCaprio said,

    My mom got me on Romper Room when I was five — it was my favorite show. But they couldn’t control me. I would run up and smack the camera, and I’d jump around and do my little flips and routines. I wish I could get that tape now.”

  • By the age of 14, Leonardo had appeared in several commercials for ‘Matchbox cars by Mattel,’ which he considers his first role, and later for ‘Kraft Foods,’ ‘Bubble Yum,’ and ‘Apple Jacks.’
  • At the age of 10, an agent had advised him to change his name to something more familiar to Americans like Lenny Williams, which he refused.
  • At the beginning of his career, even after 100 auditions, he remained jobless for more than a year, which had even led him to decide to quit acting. However, it was his father who encouraged him to never give up.
  • By the early 1990s, Leonardo had become a regular face on television and appeared in popular shows like ‘The Outsiders’ (1990) and ‘Santa Barbara’ (1990). In the same year, he was cast in ‘Parenthood’ in which he essayed the character of a troubled teenager ‘Garry Buckman.’ In an interview, he said that to essay the character of Garry Buckman, he had analyzed Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in the original film.
  • Before making his film debut in the low-budget horror direct-to-video film ‘Critters 3’ (1991), Leo had played an uncredited role in one episode of ‘Roseanne.’ However, he doesn’t like to remember his role in ‘Critters 3,’ which he describes as-

    possibly one of the worst films of all time. I guess it was a good example to look back and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

  • In 1992, to play a supporting role in the film ‘This Boy’s Life,’ Robert De Niro allegedly hand-picked DiCaprio from hundreds of boys. [20]

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