10 Movies That Shaped Leonardo DiCaprio’s Career

It is well known that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most versatile actors in the history of filmmaking. Over the years, he has got a plenty of opportunities to play characters that were entirely different from one another. Here are the movies that helped in moulding his amazing Hollywood journey.

1) What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

After playing minor roles on the small screen. The actor got the attention of the audiences for the first time with his performance in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. The actor played the role of Arnie, the younger brother of Johnny Depp’s titular character. At the age of 19, he was nominated for an Oscar.

2) Romeo + Juliet

In 1996, he paid a role of Romeo in Baz Luhrmann’s modern take on Romeo + Juliet. The movie was a big hit with audiences. And everybody got interested in this Romeo.

3) Titanic

In the following year, Titanic kicked ass at the box office. And till date, it remains the most successful film on DiCaprio’s resume. DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are so perfect together, that even the happy moments their characters share are heartbreaking. Playing Jack put him on a trajectory and made him star he is today.

4) Catch Me if You Can


2002′ s movie Catch Me if You Can is based on a story of a real-life conman. Audiences were thrilled to watch their beloved actor in a completely different role. In 2002 only, Martin Scorsese cast him in his movie Gangs of New York. 2002 became a pretty good year for Leo.

5) The Aviator

The Aviator won five of the eleven Oscars it was nominated for. And he even managed to get the Golden Globe for Best Actor. The critics praised the complexity of his performance.

6) Shutter Island

2010 was another banner year for the actor. He collaborated with Christopher Nolan for Shutter Island, and audiences were left captivated.

7) Inception

He again partnered with Christopher Nolan for Inception and it proved to be the coolest one. He gives his character Cobb a depth.

8) Django Unchained

Jamie Foxx, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio in Columbia Pictures' "Django Unchained," also starring Christoph Waltz.

In 2012’s Django Unchained, the Quentin Tarantino flick follows two men as they got out and try to recover from Candie’s slaves. And his character is definitely unsettling.

9) The Wolf of Wall Street

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In 2013, the actor again partnered with Scorsese for the movie the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. The movie is so offensive that it’s even been banned in multiple countries.

10) The Revenant

In 2015, after appearing in nearly thirty movies, the actor finally won the Academy Award for his work on the Revenant. The filming condition was horrible.

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