Leonardo DiCaprio

(Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio)

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Born: November 11, 1974
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Film Producer With Appian Way Productions

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor, film producer, and environmentalist. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s. He next had recurring roles in various television series, such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains.

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Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me. It gives me a yucky feeling.
Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other - they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.
Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.
Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don't know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I'm a weirdo.
Hoover was incredibly ambitious as a young man. He was highly motivated to succeed in Washington, primarily due to his mother's expectations of him.
I am friends with Demi. Don't believe anything you read.
I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know?
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role. Time ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It's crazy.
I don't think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of. Truth ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I get a friend to travel with me... I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It's hard to be alone. Travel
I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand. Humor
I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I've asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That's really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I have learned from my experiences in this industry that there is absolutely no way to control people's opinions on your performance in your movie. You go out there, promote your film and hope people like the work you did. Hope ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don't get the opportunities that I'm getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully people will watch my movies. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life. Life
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
I realise that I do not change the course of history. I am an actor, I do a movie, that's the end of it. You have to realise we are just clowns for hire. After I had success it was great, at first, not to worry about money. It was on my mind when I was growing up. Success ;Money, Coins & Minting
I really don't know what I'm doing... I don't. It's terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that's all I really do.
I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now.
I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay.
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people. Life
I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I'm definitely an individual.
I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did.
It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that's written about you... Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting... That's why I'm really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera. Business, Commerce & Finance
I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It's been a much slower process for me each time I've gone into a relationship. Time
Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding.
My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that's not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat. Families, Children & Parenting
My father, George, has also affected the choices in my life regarding films. I like films that take chances or say something different or experiment. Growing up with him, I was surrounded by different artists - not just actors or film-makers but cartoonists, poets, writers. Life
My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II. Life ;War & Peace
My mother is a walking miracle.
Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever. Time ;Environment & Environmentalism
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am - it seems I change every day.
The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out. Life
The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes... It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.
The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.
To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.
With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
You do need parental guidance and I was in a great position with both my mum and dad. They split when I was a baby but even though I stayed with my mom they were both very much involved in my upbringing. Families, Children & Parenting