From Gilbert Grape to The Wolf of Wall Street, we look back at 20 glorious years of Leo in the limelight
Can you believe it’s been over 20 years since the incredible Leonardo DiCaprio first hit our screens?
The actor’s had so many iconic roles, it’s hard to pin down his very best. Whether it’s as Romeo, Titanic’s Jack or even Gatsby that you remember him best, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite snaps of Leo over the years – and there are quite a few. We could have been here all day!
So, from Gilbert Grape to The Wolf of Wall Street – sit back, relax and take in a whole lot of Leo. Enjoy!
Enter Leo… and what an entrance it was. Leo took up the challenge of playing Johnny Depp’s mentallly ill younger brother in the heartwrenching What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. His memorable performance really put this young star on the map.
Not one to just opt for an easy script, Leo’s next role was to play a schoolboy addicted to heroin in 1995’s Basketball Diaries. Here we first get a glimpse of those famous curtains!
‘Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo?’ Getting teenage girls all over the world into Shakespeare is no easy task, but chuck a 22-year-old DiCaprio in the mix and suddenly a new found love was formed!
And who could forget that famous fishbowl scene in the Baz Luhrmann classic. Swoon.
Come 1997, Leo was becoming big news and the film to catapult him into super-stardom? James Cameron’s Titanic. Never. Let. Go.
He scrubs up well, doesn’t he? We can all remember seeing his character Jack in Titanic in a tux for the first time. It still makes our knees wobble today!
How different do Leo and Kate look? They’re both so baby-faced! The couple of the moment attended The Golden Globes in 1997. Is that a choker we spy there Kate?
Come 2000 and Leo was stripping off for the film adaptation of cult novel, The Beach and ladies everywhere flocked to the cinema to see Leo in his swim-shorts!
… And to see him in this white vest, with a killer tan…
… and maybe just to gawp at his beautifully-toned bod on the sand a little too.
Another challenging role for Leo as he plays the part of Danny Archer, a man tangled up in the dangerous business of conflict diamonds. A harrowing film that sees Leo roughing it around the South African bush.
2006 was a busy year for Leo as he also starred alongside Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Jack Nicolson in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. A buffed-up DiCaprio took on another complex part for his role as undercover cop, Billy Costigan.
Aww, we love a man who loves his mum and Leo is certainly one of those. Often his guest to industry events and here seen watching a spot of tennis, mum Irmalin certainly reaps the rewards from having a mega-star son.
Leo, where have the blonde locks gone? We’re not sure about a darker look for Mr D. He definitely looks dapper, but a quick straw poll in the office says we prefer Leo’s scruffy blonde do.
Django…. Django… Quentin Tarantino’s latest bloodbath movie got mixed reviews at the box office, but we thought Leo was spectactular in it. Biased? Us?
Slightly more groomed than his Django self, but still with that dashing beard. We’re liking a more mature look for Mr DiCaprio.
The moment we heard about The Wolf of Wall Street, we knew we were going
to love it and it didn’t disappoint – if you haven’t seen it, see it!
Leo plays Jordan Belfort who becomes an incredibly successful
stockbrocker making millions of dollars – millions more than we could
ever dream about. But it doesn’t all run so smoothly for Jordan, with
more money than he knows what to do with and it’s not long before his
life takes a downward spiral.
Leo is his usual brilliant self and plays the part stupendously.