Today's cinema is impossible to imagine without a few stars who have conquered our hearts. One of these is - Leonardo DiCaprio. But how did he win his multimillion audience? Let's remember.
What’s eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
In this movie Leonardo DiCaprio played his first serious role. According to the script, Leo had to play a mentally retarded boy. To prepare for the shooting, the actor had to go to orphanages for children with slow mental development for several days. According to the young actor, children in these places are not at all like mentally ill people, they just have their own view of the world and their own way of thinking. For the well-played role, Leo won two prestigious awards for Best Supporting Actor.
It is hard to imagine, but initially a completely different person had to play one of the main roles in the movie.
The director of the movie needed actors who could be reincarnated as their heroes, and this is what DiCaprio gave him. At first, Leo refused to play this role, because he believed that he could play a more complex character, so Cameron needed to put a lot of effort into getting the actor to agree. They both did not lose, because after the premiere of Titanic James Cameron became the most popular director of America, and Leonardo received worldwide fame and success.
Catch me, If you can (2002)
At the beginning of the 21st century, DiCaprio spent a lot of time in the company of “big” directors. After some time, the great director of all times - Steven Spielberg invited the actor to play another role in the tragicomedy that will bring success and recognition to the actor. The movie Catch Me If You Can was about a young and charismatic criminal from America. DiCaprio turned out to be gorgeous, to play a swindler, even the members of the Golden Globe jury, who nominated an actor in the category Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, noticed this.
Gangs of New York (2002)
As it turned out, the actor perfectly reincarnates not only in cute romantics, but also in more brutal heroes. Having played the role of a bold and daring Irishman in a large-scale story about the struggle of Americans against immigrants, DiCaprio laid the foundation for many years of cooperation with the famous classic of Hollywood - Martin Scorsese.
Shutter Island (2009)
In addition to gangsters and romantics, Leonardo once again proved that he copes well with the roles of maniacs and sociopaths. This movie was accepted by critics, and even the most ardent haters of DiCaprio began to take him seriously, but even that was not enough to get the long-desired award.