Oscar Actors: DiCaprio, Leonardo–

Leonardo DiCaprio is a five-time Oscar Award nominee, and a one-time winner, for The Revenant, in 2015.

He earned an Oscar nod in 2007 for his performance in Edward Zwick’s drama “Blood Diamond,” also receiving Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for his work in the film.

That same year, DiCaprio garnered Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award and SAG Award nominations for his role in the Oscar-winning Best Picture “The Departed,” which marked his third collaboration with director Martin Scorsese. He also shared in a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance with his cast mates from “The Departed.”

He previously earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Scorsese’s acclaimed 2004 biopic “The Aviator.” DiCaprio’s portrayal of Howard Hughes in that film also brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as Critics’ Choice Award and BAFTA Award nominations. In addition, he was honored with two SAG Award nominations, one for Best Actor and another for Outstanding Cast Performance as part of the “The Aviator” cast. In 2004, DiCaprio was named the Actor of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival.

DiCaprio has a wide range of films upcoming, including “Revolutionary Road,” in which he stars with Kate Winslet under the direction of Sam Mendes; and the mystery thriller “Ashcliffe,” which reunites him again with director Martin Scorsese.

Born in Hollywood, California, DiCaprio started acting at the age of 14. His breakthrough feature film role came when director Michael Caton-Jones cast him as Tobias Wolff in the 1993 screen adaptation of Wolff’s autobiographical drama “This Boy’s Life,” in which DiCaprio starred with Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin.

That same year, DiCaprio co-starred with Johnny Depp in Lasse Hallstroem’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” earning his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his performance as a mentally handicapped young man. In addition, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award for his work in the film.

In 1995, DiCaprio had starring roles in three very different films, beginning with Sam Raimi’s Western “The Quick and the Dead,” with Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman and Russell Crowe. He also garnered praise for his performance as drug addict Jim Carroll in the harrowing drama “The Basketball Diaries,” and for his portrayal of disturbed pansexual poet Arthur Rimbaud in Agnieszka Holland’s “Total Eclipse.”

The following year, DiCaprio starred in Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary screen adaptation of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. In addition, he joined an all-star ensemble cast in “Marvin’s Room,” sharing in a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance with his fellow cast members, including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro.

In 1997, DiCaprio starred in the blockbuster “Titanic,” for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. The film shattered every box office record on its way to winning 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains the top-grossing film of all time.

His subsequent film work includes dual roles in “The Man in the Iron Mask”; “The Beach”; Woody Allen’s “Celebrity”; Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can,” for which he earned another Golden Globe nomination; and “Gangs of New York,” which was his first film for director Martin Scorsese.

Apart from his acting career, DiCaprio is well known for his dedication to helping the environment on a global level. He recently wrote, produced and narrated the acclaimed environmentally themed documentary “The 11th Hour.”