His name allegedly derives from his German mother Irmalin's having experienced a sudden kick from her unborn boy while enjoying a DaVinci painting at the Uffizi! In the year following his birth, she and his Italian father George were divorced. He grew up in Echo Park, then a particularly seedy, drug-dominated area of Los Angeles. At five he appeared on his favorite TV show, 'Romper Room,' and was nearly thrown off for misbehaving!




Leonardo Di Caprio

After a string of commercials, educational films ('Mickey's Safety Club'), occasional parts in TV series, a debut film role as Josh in 'Critters 3' (1991), a continuing role as the homeless boy Luke in the TV series 'Growing Pains,' he got his break-through part as Toby in 'This Boy's Life' (1993), co-starring with Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin. The part led the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics to name him runner-up for Best Supporting Actor.


Date of birth (location)  11 November 1974    Hollywood, California, USA


Sometimes Credited As:  Leonardo Di Caprio



Leonardo Di Caprio - Golden Globe Awards



Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Actor - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)

  1. The Departed (2006) (pre-production)

  2. The Aviator (2004) .... Howard Hughes

  3. Catch Me If You Can (2002) .... Frank Abagnale Jr.

  4. Gangs of New York (2002) .... Amsterdam Vallon

  5. Don's Plum (2001) .... Derek

  6. The Beach (2000) .... Richard

  7. Celebrity (1998) .... Brandon Darrow

  8. The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) .... King Louis XIV/Philippe

  9. Titanic (1997) .... Jack Dawson

  10. Marvin's Room (1996) .... Hank

  11. Romeo + Juliet (1996) .... Romeo
    ... aka Romeo and Juliet
    ... aka William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (USA: complete title)

  12. Total Eclipse (1995) .... Arthur Rimbaud
    ... aka Eclipse totale (France: DVD title)
    ... aka Poeti dall'inferno (Italy)
    ... aka Rimbaud Verlaine (France)

  13. The Basketball Diaries (1995) .... Jim Carroll

  14. The Quick and the Dead (1995) .... The Kid

  15. Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma, Les (1995) .... Un acteur muet ŕ Hollywood
    ... aka A Hundred and One Nights
    ... aka A Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema
    ... aka Cent et une nuits, Les (France: short title)

  16. The Foot Shooting Party (1994)

  17. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) .... Arnie Grape

  18. This Boy's Life (1993) .... Toby

  19. Poison Ivy (1992) (as Leonardo Di Caprio) .... Guy

  20. "Growing Pains" (1985) TV Series .... Luke Brower (1991-1992)

  21. Critters 3 (1991) .... Josh
    ... aka Critters 3: You Are What They Eat (USA)

  22. "Santa Barbara" (1984) TV Series .... Young Mason Capwell (1990)

  23. "Parenthood" (1990) TV Series .... Garry Buckman


The Aviator - Leonardo Di Caprio takes to the skies



Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Producer - filmography
(In Production) (2000s)

  1. Gardener of Eden (2005) (pre-production) (producer)

  2. The Aviator (2004) (executive producer)

  3. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) (executive producer)


Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography

  1. Bad Santa (2003) (special thanks)
    ... aka Badder Santa (USA: longer version)

  2. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions (2002) (TV) (thanks)


Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Himself - filmography
(2000s) (1990s)

  1. The Affliction of Howard Hughes: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (2005) (V) .... Himself

  2. The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV) .... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role/Presenter: Best Documentary Feature

  3. 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) (TV) .... Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role/Outstanding Performance by a Cast of a Motion Picture/Co-presenter: Film Clip from "The Aviator"

  4. The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV) .... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture [Drama]

  5. Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope (2005) (TV) .... Himself

  6. The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture [Drama]

  7. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro (2003) (TV) .... Himself

  8. 'Catch Me If You Can': Behind the Camera (2003) (V) .... Himself

  9. The 100 Greatest Movie Stars (2003) (TV) .... Himself

  10. Inside the Playboy Mansion (2002) (TV) .... Himself

  11. The Concert for New York City (2001) (TV) .... Himself

  12. Titanic: The Premiere (2000) (V) .... Himself

  13. "Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Himself

  14. Celebrities Caught on Camera: Volume 1 (1999) (V) .... Himself

  15. Titanic: Breaking New Ground (1998) (TV) .... Himself/Jack Dawson

  16. Directors: James Cameron (1997) (V) .... Himself

  17. David Blaine: Street Magic (1996) (TV) .... Himself (Host)

  18. Total Eclipse (1995/II) (TV) .... Himself



    Leonardo Di Caprio as Howard Hughes



Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Archive Footage


  1. 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV) .... Himself - #68: Box Office Hit to Box Office Flop: The Beach

  2. Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself

  3. Growing Pains: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) (TV) .... Himself

  4. Beyond Titanic (1998) (TV) .... Himself (at premiere of Titanic (1997))

  5. Leo Mania (1998) (TV) .... Himself

  6. To Leo with Love (1998) (V) .... Himself

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Notable TV Guest Appearances

  1. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" playing "Himself" 1 February 2005

  2. "History vs. Hollywood" playing "Himself" in episode: "The Aviator" 15 December 2004

  3. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" playing "Himself" 6 December 2004

  4. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 2.6) 24 March 2004

  5. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 2.3) 25 February 2004

  6. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 2.1) 4 February 2004

  7. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 1.15) 26 November 2003

  8. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 1.9) 10 September 2003

  9. "Celebrities Uncensored" playing "Himself" (archive footage) (episode # 1.4) 9 July 2003

  10. "Larry King Live" playing "Himself" 25 January 2003

  11. "Wetten, dass..?" playing "Himself" in episode: "Wetten, dass..? aus Böblingen" (episode # 1.140) 25 January 2003

  12. "Leute heute" playing "Himself" in episode: "Cannes Festival 2002" 21 May 2002

  13. "HBO First Look" playing "Himself" in episode: "Catch Me If You Can" 2002

  14. "The Priory" playing "Himself" (episode # 1.13) 15 February 2000

  15. "The Directors" playing "Himself" in episode: "The Films of James Cameron" (episode # 1.8)

  16. "Roseanne" playing "Darlene's Classmate" in episode: "Home-Ec" (episode # 3.16) 5 February 1991

  17. "The New Lassie" in episode: "Livewire" (episode # 1.23) 17 November 1990

  18. "Fun House" playing "Himself" 21 September 1990





The Aviator - poster


Now He's The King of the Skies!'

His first Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations came for the difficult role of Arnie in 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' (1993). Equally challenging parts were a drug-troubled Jim Carroll in 'The Basketball Diaries' (1995), the tormented homosexual poet Rimbaud in 'Total Eclipse' (1995) and the male lead in a very updated 'Romeo + Juliet' (1996). True superstardom came to DiCaprio playing Jack Dawson in 'Titanic' in 1997.

Dreams do not come true to all who have such lofty ambitions, and in an industry riddled with rejection, the actor says that his father was a great influences during his formative years. "I remember the casting session that I had where I was a break dancer, having this punk hair cut. They rejected me and I became really disillusioned with the business and said well this is what it's all about, and I haven't even got in to read a line.














Anthony Hopkins

Arnold Shwazenneger

Arnold Vosloo

Brad Pitt

Brendan Fraser

Bruce Willis

Charlize Theron

Chris Cooper

Clint Eastwood

Daniel Craig

Demi Moore

Denzel Washington

Eric Bana

Eva Green

George Clooney

Gerard Depardieu

Goldie Hawn

Gregory Peck

Halle Berry

Harvey Keitel

Humphrey Bogart

Ian Holm

Ingrid Bergman

Jack Black

Jack Nicholson

James Cromwell



Jean Reno

Jeff Bridges

Jim Carrey

Joaquin Phoenix

John Hurt

John Travolta

John Wayne

Johnny Depp

Judi Dench

Julia Roberts

Julie Andrews

Kate Winslett

Keanu Reeves

Keira Knightley

Kevin Spacey

Kirsten Dunst

Kurt Russell

Leonardo di Caprio

Liam Neeson

Linda Kozlowski

Mads Mikkelsen

Marlon Brando

Mel Gibson

Michael Cain

Michael Douglas

Michael J Fox



Michael Keaton

Naomi Watts

Nicholas Cage

Nicole Kidman

Orlando Bloom

Paul Bettany

Paul Hogan

Pierce Brosnan

Rachel Weisz

Robert de Niro

Roger Moore

Russell Crowe

Sam Neil

Sandra Bullock

Sean Connery

Sigourney Weaver

Stanley Baker

Steve Martin

Steven Segal

Slyvester Stalone

Tobey Maguire

Tom Cruise

Tom Hanks

Tommy Lee Jones

Willem Dafoe








Solar Cola - a taste for adventure







This website is Copyright © 1999 & 2006  NJK.   The bird logo and name Solar Navigator are trademarks. All rights reserved.  All other trademarks are hereby acknowledged.       Max Energy Limited is an environmental educational charity.