Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Sunglasses

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Has Been Spotted Wearing these Sunglasses

  • Giorgio Armani - GA 261S (worn in The Aviator)
  • Marc Jacobs - Marc
  • Carrera - Champion
  • Ray-Ban - 3360

Biography

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11th, 1974 in Hollywood, California. He began acting at age 14, appearing in TV commercials, soap operas, and the TV series Parenthood. In 1991, he played "Luke" on the hit series Growing Pains, and his big film break came in 1992, when he was cast in This Boy's Life.

DiCaprio went on to star in many popular movies, such as the blockbuster, Titanic, which is the all-time highest grossing film. His other movies include The Man in the Iron Mask, Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, and Blood Diamond.

DiCaprio is a committed environmentalist, and founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 to raise awareness of environmental issues. He also wrote, produced, and narrated the documentary The 11th Hour, which illustrates the negative impact mankind has had on the planet, and produced the series Greensburg for the Discovery network, in which a tornado-devastated area is rebuilt as a sustainable community.

Trivia

  • In 2008, Leonardo DiCaprio joined a long list of celebrities (such as Jennifer Aniston, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker and others) in a series of Public Service Announcements to encourage young people to register to vote.
  • Leonardo was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive 2007.
  • In March 2007, Leo was dating the 21-year-old Israeli model, Bar Refaeli.
  • Was on Romper Room when he was 5 years old, but was almost kicked out for bad behavior.
  • Owns a 104 acre island, Blackadore Caye, off the coast of Belize and is planning to build a self-sustaining luxury resort there.
  • Kicked in the womb for the first time while his mother was looking at a painting by Leonardo DaVinci, hence his name.
  • Is of ¾ German and ¼ Italian decent, and can speak a little German.
  • At age 10, was advised by his agent to change his name to Lenny Williams.

Leonardo DiCaprio Sunglasses

Photo Credit: Miramax Films "The Aviator"

Quotes

  • "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'."
  • "I was behind a woman at the checkout counter who was looking at the magazines. She turned to me and goes, 'There he is again, that Leonardo DiCaprio. Don't you wish he'd just disappear?' I said (to myself), this is the moment where I either go, 'Do you know who I am?' or put my hat further down, pay for my corn-nuts and get out of there... I choose to avoid that."
  • "The last thing I want to turn into is a fat Hollywood jerk. I was brought up without much money and I was happy. I don't think that I will strive for money or success and end up greedy or big-headed. That only leads to unhappiness. I can still be down-to-earth and do this job as long as I enjoy it."

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