Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor, film producer, and humanitarian. Roles on commercials led to parts on television series and roles in films. In 1993, his first film role was in the straight to video Critters 3. Also released in 1993 were roles in This Boy’s Life and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. More film roles followed including 1997’s high-grossing Titanic.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. His parents separated when he was a toddler and he lived with his mother. He spent part of his childhood in Germany with his maternal grandparents. Back living in California, he dropped out of high school before graduating and ended up earning his GED.
Previously, he began appearing in commercials when he was grade school age. Roles that were recurring came as did other roles and success in films. Nominations and awards followed, including his Academy Award for The Revenant.
In 1998, Leo founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. This non-profit organization is devoted to helping save and preserve the environment. His organization helps places all over Earth, including oceans. Leonardo supports other environmental organizations and has received and other accolades for his work. Leonardo’s philanthropy extends to giving in response to natural disasters as well.
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