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Leonardo DiCaprio

DOB: November 11, 1974

Background: After appearing in several commercials and educational films, he was cast in the short-lived 1990 series based on the movie "Parenthood." After "Parenthood," DiCaprio landed parts on several shows, including "The New Lassie" and "Roseanne" as well as a role on the soap opera "Santa Barbara." In 1991, he joined the hit sitcom "Growing Pains" in the recurring role of Luke Brower, a homeless boy taken in by the Seavers. In 1992, he won the lead role of a troubled youth in "This Boy's Life" co-starring Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin.

Filmography: In 1993, he co-starred as the mentally handicapped brother to Johnny Depp in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" and his performance earned him both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Baz Luhrmann cast him opposite Claire Danes in an updated version of "Romeo + Juliet" in 1996 which was a worldwide hit. Later that year he starred in "Marvin's Room ," reuniting with Robert De Niro and appearing alongside Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton. In 1997, DiCaprio starred with Kate Winslet in the blockbuster "Titanic" which became the highest-grossing film of all time with takings of over $1.8 billion. The film won a record-tying eleven Academy Awards.

In 1998, he skewered his reputation as a party boy with an appearance in Woody Allen's savage satire "Celebrity " and played dual roles in the costume drama "The Man in the Iron Mask." In 2000, he starred in "The Beach" for director Danny Boyle. In 2002, DiCaprio headlined two big critical and commercial hits -- "Gangs of New York" (directed by Martin Scorsese) and "Catch Me If You Can" (directed by Steven Spielberg). The actor reteamed with Scorsese in 2004 for "The Aviator," a biopic of Howard Hughes, which earned DiCaprio his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

DiCaprio reunited with Scorsese for the 2006 film "The Departed" playing an undercover cop in Boston. His other film that year was "Blood Diamond" in which he played a Zimbabwean mercenary. Both the Golden Globes and Broadcast Film Critics Association nominated DiCaprio twice as best actor for "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed." At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he received a lead actor nomination for "Blood Diamond" and a supporting actor nomination for "The Departed." He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in "Blood Diamond" and a BAFTA nod for Best Actor for "The Departed."

In 2008, he reunited with Russell Crowe in "Body of Lies" directed by Ridley Scott and with Kate Winslet for "Revolutionary Road" directed by Sam Mendes earning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (Motion Picture Drama) nomination for the latter. In 2010, he worked once again with Scorsese on "Shutter Island," a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. He also headlined the science-fiction film "Inception," directed and produced by Christopher Nolan.

Academy Awards:

Best Picture Nomination
"The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013); lost to "12 Years a Slave"

Best Actor Nominations
"The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013); lost to Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")
"Blood Diamond" (2008); lost to Forest Whittaker ("The Last King of Scotland")
"The Aviator" (2004); lost to Jamie Foxx ("Ray")

Best Supporting Actor Nomination
"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993); lost to Tommy Lee Jones ("The Fugitive")

Golden Globes: Wins - Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor ("The Wolf of Wall Street," 2014); Best Film Drama Actor ("The Aviator," 2005)

Best Film Comedy/Musical Nomination
"The Wolf of Wall Street" (2014); lost to "American Hustle"

Best Film Drama Actor Nominations
"J. Edgar" (2012); lost to George Clooney ("The Descendants")
"Revolutionary Road" (2009); lost to Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler")
"Blood Diamond" (2007); lost to Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland")
"The Departed" (2007); lost to Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland")
"Catch Me If You Can" (2003); lost to Jack Nicholson ("About Schmidt")
"Titanic" (1998); lost to Peter Fonda ("Ulee's Gold")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nominations
"Django Unchained" (2013); lost to Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," 2013)
"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1994); lost to Tommy Lee Jones ("The Fugitive")

SAG Awards:

Best Film Ensemble Nominations
"The Departed" (2007); lost to "Little Miss Sunshine"
"The Aviator" (2005); lost to "Sideways"
"Titanic" (1998); lost to "The Full Monty"
"Marvin's Room" (1997); lost to "The Birdcage"

Best Film Actor Nominations
"J. Edgar" (2012); lost to Jean Dujardin ("The Artist")
"Blood Diamond" (2007); lost to Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland")
"The Aviator" (2005); lost to Jamie Foxx ("Ray")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nomination
"The Departed" (2007); lost to Eddie Murphy ("Dreamgirls")

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