Leonardo DiCaprio: His Career In Pictures

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  • From Romeo + Juliet to The Wolf Of Wall Street, a look back at Leonardo DiCaprio's stellar career...

    Leonardo DiCaprio: It’s a name known around the world, and one that’s guaranteed to elicit a few squeals. Everyone remembers the moment they fell in love with the actor – either as Romeo in Romeo + Juliet, when he glimpsed fair Juliet across the fish tank (‘Did my heart love ’til now? Forswear its sight. For I never saw true beauty ’til this night.’) or in THAT car scene from Titanic. Leo had ‘A-list’ written all over him ever since he first walked on-screen.

    Hailing from Hollywood itself, the son of German-Italian immigrants was destined for stardom, winning a role in TV series Growing Pains when he was just a teen. But it wasn’t until 1997’s Titanic that he really made a name for himself, causing ‘Leo-mania’ to explode amongst teen girls (pre-Bieber Fever, obvs).

    But even with Leo’s good looks, there’s one thing nearly everyone – not just teen girls – can agree on: he’s an incredible actor. From playing a mentally handicapped brother in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape to tranforming into the epitome of a villain as a slave-owning landowner in Django Unchained, there isn’t a role Leo isn’t keen to take on. No wonder his career has lasted so long – but we’ll always be a sucker for his romantic films.

    With four Academy Award nominations under his belt and a string of box office hits, it doesn’t look like this star is going anywhere soon. But though his critically-acclaimed career has failed to gain him an Oscar (his losses have become memes, gifs, vines), we know that Leo is one of the best actors of our generation.

    So in honour of his 41st birthday today, we’ve decided to turn the spotlight back on Leo’s stellar career – with pictures of course.

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