Thursday 17 September 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor. He is also a producer and an environmentalist. He was born on 11th November, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the son of George DiCaprio who is an American writer, editor, publisher, distributor and former performance artist. His mother is Irmelin who was a legal secretary. Leonardo DiCaprio started his career with television commercials and later went on to work in television series such as Parenthood and some movies. He got his international fame and stardom with the epic romance saga Titanic in the year 1997 which was the highest grossing movie of that time. He then worked in many other movies such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, and The Great Gatsby to name a few. 

Leonardo DiCaprio Religion 

Leonardo DiCaprio belongs to a Catholic family. However, he is now believed to be into Buddhism and Judaism. He claimed himself to be not religious like other Catholics but he believes in God's existence. Although he does not have a religion, we cannot say he is an atheist as he is afraid of death and is concerned what the afterlife holds. DiCaprio was rumoured to have a Jewish partner which could make him convert to Judaism but they separated. He was also spotted in a Buddhist centre in Los Angeles where he was seen meditating. Therefore, some celebrity websites listed him as “Buddhist”. He comes from the Italian, German and Russian ancestry. 

Leonardo DiCaprio Political Views 

Leonardo believes in democracy. He donated a whopping amount of dollars to the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign in 2008 and also to the re-election of Barack Obama as the President in the year 2012. He is a dedicated and uncompromising environmentalist. Environment is the top most priority to him. Many environmental groups have applauded and praised DiCaprio for his commitment and dedication towards the environment. He also received many accolades for his contribution. DiCaprio claimed Global Warming to be the world top challenge. He cares about the surrounding and has also made his house and car solar powered.

Who is he dating? 

He is currently dating model Camila Morrone for two years now. Prior to Camila, he dated Brittany Daniel, Kristen Zang, Amber Valleta, Eva Herzigova, Giselle Bundchen, Bar Rafaeli, Demi Moore, and Rihanna.

Leonardo DiCaprio Hobbies

Leonardo loves to play pool, basketball and video games. PlayStation seems to be his favourite. Moreover, he is also fascinated about collecting action figures and he has quite an amazing collection of them. Star Wars seems to be one of his favourites. 

Interesting Facts

He was born Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio. He was named after the famous Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci when his pregnant mother was standing near one of his paintings when DiCaprio kicked for the first time. 

He is the only child and was raised by a single mother as his parents separated when he was very young.

Matthew McConaughey was initially the choice to play Jack in the movie, Titanic, but director James Cameron held on to Leonardo DiCaprio. 

He was nominated for an Academy award for his role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape at the age of only 19. He was therefore the seventh youngest actor for Academy nomination.