Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor, producer, and environmentalist.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor, producer and environmentalist. He rose to international stardom in the epic romance Titanic (1997), which went on to become the top-grossing film up to date.
DiCaprio said his career choice as a kid was to become a marine biologist or actor, but he ultimately preferred the latter as he loved mimicking characters and imitating people. When he was two years old he took the stage at a performance festival and spontaneously danced; the cheerful reaction of the audience aroused his interest in the scene.
As of 2019, his films grossed US $ 7.2 billion worldwide and he was ranked eight times in the annual ranking of the world’s highest paid actors.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Irmelin (née Indenbirken), a legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, a clandestine comix writer, publisher and distributor of comic books. DiCaprio’s father is of Italian and German descent and the actor speaks Italian.
In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $ 1 million to the Wildlife Conservation Society during the Tiger Summit in Russia. DiCaprio’s persistence to reach the event after two flight delays prompted then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a ‘muzhik’ or ‘real man’.