Wilhelm DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 1974.
His name, Leonardo, was given to him by his mother as a consequence of a ‘kick’ he gave her when she was standing in front of a Leonardo Da Vinci picture at an Italian museum.
He is the son of George DiCaprio, an Italian-American comic-book distributor, and Irmalin Idenbirkin, who divorced when Leo was a year old.
Leo’s early acting career was never simple since he was often rejected by agents who thought his name sounded too foreign and advised him to alter his name to Lenny Williams.
His breakthrough is so evident today that he is often termed as one of the famous actors of the 21st century.
What is the Titanic movie about?
The film is based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio feature in it. The two actors play characters from different socioeconomic classes. They fell in love after meeting on the ship, but it was against the rules in 1912 for a rich girl to fall in love with a poor lad.
Top 5 Titanic movie cast
- KATE WINSLET (ROSE DEWITT BUKATER)
- LEONARDO DICAPRIO (JACK DAWSON)
- BILLY ZANE (CAL HOCKLEY)
- KATHY BATES (MOLLY BROWN)
- BILL PAXTON (BROCK LOVETT)
How old was Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic?
Leonardo was 22 during the production of the 1997 drama/romance .