Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles) - American actor.
DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California as an only child Irmelin (nee Indenbirken) and George DiCaprio. His mother moved from Oer-Erkenschwick Germany to the United States in 1950 and his father is half Italian and half German. And his grandmother, Helene Indenbirken, who was born Yelena Smirnova, was Russian.
The film debuted at the age of 5 years in a series Romper Room. Later appeared in commercials. Officially, his first major role it is performance in the film Critters 3 In 1993 he won a role in the film This Boy's Life opposite Robert De Niro.
Career breakthrough was the role of handicapped boy in the movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape, for which he was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor.
Then twenty-two as the boy played in the movie Romeo and Juliet. By contrast, his greatest success was the movie called Titanic directed by James Cameron, who won 11 Oscars. He played the role of main character - Jack Dawson.
His career died down for several years, until in 2002, Leonardo DiCaprio played a major role in the film Catch Me If You Can, and later in 2004 and 2006 and the award-winning The Departed Aviatorze.
Until recently, his partner was a world famous model Gisele Bundchen. They were together for about 5 years. His current partner is the Israeli model Bar Refaeli.