Leonardo Dicaprio: From a supporting actor in a TV serial to Super star of Hollywood
Leonardo Dicaprio is among the superstars who had the most diverse career in acting. He started his professional career as a supporting cast member in the sitcom “Growing Pains” which was released in 1985. He then moved onto his first movie appearance in a low-budget horror movie, “Critters 3” which was released in 1991. His role in the noteworthy movie of 90’s “Romeo + Juliet” and “Titanic” helped him attract the attention of big producers and movie directors.
Before making his first big screen appearance, Leonardo did acting in a number of TV series such as “The New Lassie” and “Roseanne.” He appeared on a number of TV commercials during the late 80’s. We all know Dicaprio is an internationally renowned actor now since he worked with the most versatile directors like Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese.
Though his stint in Critters 3 was short, but it helped Leonardo to showcase his acting abilities. Titanic, at its time, broke all the box office records and became the most grossing movie. This was the time when Leonardo became the center of attention for many directors and producers. Leonardo Dicaprio kept a low profile for quite a few years and only appeared in a couple of low-budget movies like “The Man in the Iron Mask” and “The Beach.”
However, the versatile actor proved his acting skills with the roles in different movies like “What’s Eating Gilbert’s Grape” released in 1993, a drug addict in “The Basketball Diaries” released in 1995, and “The Quick and the Dead” released in 1995.
Leonardo became a true movie star not only in United Stated but for his fans around the world after his diverse role as Romeo Montague in “Romeo + Juliet” released in 1996.
Leonardo burst back on the big screen in the early 2000’s with some notable roles in movies like “Catch Me If You Can” released in 2002, and “Gangs of New York” released in 2002. Martin Scorsese paid a total of 20 million dollars to Leonardo for the role in “Gangs of New York.” He is now one of the highly paid actors in the Hollywood.
Since 2002, he has played lead roles in many popular movies like “Departed” released in 2006, “Shutter Island” released in 2010, and “Inception” released in 2010. His only role as a villain in “Django Unchained” was appreciated by millions of his fans around the world. Some other blockbusters include “The Great Gatsby” released in 2013, “Wolf of the Wall Street” released in 2013.
How can we forget to mention the movie which helped him win the Oscars? His role in “The Revenant” released in 2015 got him nominated for the Oscar and finally, he became an Oscar Winner actor. It was a cheerful moment for him and the fans. However, we all agree that Oscar deserved him. He’s a phenomenal actor and a humanitarian who is committed to environmental causes. He is actively involved in environmental causes and donating millions of dollars.