Leonardo DiCaprio has turned 40! The actor, who made his debut screen performance in 1991’s Critters 3, has become one of Hollywood’s biggest ever stars. Top 10 Films takes a look at the actor growing up in film…
1991 – Critters 3
DiCaprio makes his screen debut as the kid who won’t take crap from a bunch of aliens!
1993 – This Boy’s Life
DiCaprio delivers an exceptionally strong performance opposite the incomparable Robert De Niro in this brilliant familial drama
1995 – The Basketball Diaries
Proving This Boy’s Life was no one-off, DiCaprio is again incredible in this tough drama about a drug-addled teenager.
1996 – Romeo + Juliet
DiCaprio’s fame rises to new heights in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play.
1997 – Titanic
In James Cameron’s epic retelling of the Titanic disaster, lead star DiCaprio becomes Hollywood’s most bankable asset.
2000 – The Beach
The fact DiCaprio was by now Hollywood’s most desirable male star – in many women’s eyes – it was fitting that in Danny Boyle’s The Beach he’d spend much of his time with his top off.
2002 – Catch Me If You Can
DiCaprio plays Frank Abagnale Jr., a real-life con artist who became a jet-setting millionaire thanks, primarily, to cheque fraud. Tom Hanks is the FBI agent hot on his heels.
2006 – The Departed
In Scorsese’s best film in years, DiCaprio plays undercover cop Billy Costigan who is tasked with infiltrating an organised crime gang led by Irish-American mobster Jack Nicholson’s Frank Costello.
2010 – Inception
Christopher Nolan again showed why he is one of Hollywood’s most dynamic and intelligent blockbuster storytellers with this thrilling action-adventure about thieves who use an ability to enter a subject’s subconscious to enact their crimes.
2013 – The Wolf of Wall Street
In perhaps a sly parody of himself, DiCaprio’s 2013 collaboration with Martin Scorsese saw him play womanising, egotistical and money obsessed rich former real life Wall Street banker Jordan Belfort.