Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer who is widely known for his work in biopics and period films. As of 2019, his films have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid actors. In 2016, DiCaprio appeared in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. He portrayed Howard Hughes in “The Aviator” and received acclaim for his performances in the political thriller “Blood Diamond”, the crime drama “The Departed”, and the romantic drama “Revolutionary Road”. Most of us have become his fans after watching the 1997 movie “Titanic”. Many of us love to watch his movies for his wonderful performance.
Let’s have a look at the best movies of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, with Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen and Nathalie Baye in supporting roles. The screenplay by Jeff Nathanson is based on the autobiography of Frank Abagnale, who allegedly, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. The truth of his story is questionable. [Source: www.esquire.com]
The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator is a 2004 American epic biographical drama movie directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn, and Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner. The supporting cast features Ian Holm, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Gwen Stefani, Kelli Garner, Matt Ross, Willem Dafoe, Alan Alda, and Edward Herrmann. Based on the 1993 non-fiction book “Howard Hughes: The Secret Life” by Charles Higham, the film depicts the life of Howard Hughes, an aviation pioneer and director of the film “Hell’s Angels”.
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, it is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS “Titanic”, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. The film also stars Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, and Bill Paxton.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 American action drama film directed, produced and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, Jeremy Irons as Aramis, John Malkovich as Athos, Gérard Depardieu as Porthos and Gabriel Byrne as D’Artagnan. The film uses characters from Alexandre Dumas’s D’Artagnan Romances and is very loosely adapted from some plot elements of his 1847-1850 novel “The Vicomte de Bragelonne”.
Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Michael Parks, and Don Johnson in supporting roles. Set in the Old West and Antebellum South, it is a highly-stylized, heavily-revisionist tribute to Spaghetti Westerns, in particular the 1966 Italian film “Django” by Sergio Corbucci, whose star Franco Nero has a cameo appearance. The story follows a black slave who trains under a German bounty hunter, with the ultimate goal of reuniting with his long-lost wife. [Source: www.cinemablend.com]
Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island is a 2010 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels, who is investigating a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island after one of the patients goes missing. Mark Ruffalo plays his partner and fellow deputy marshal, Ben Kingsley is the facility’s lead psychiatrist, Max von Sydow is a German doctor, and Michelle Williams is Daniels’ wife. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2010.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a 2019 comedy-drama movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Produced by Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, and Visiona Romantica and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, it is a co-production between the United States, United Kingdom, and China. It features a large ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the film follows a fading actor and his stunt double as they navigate the rapidly changing film industry, with the looming threat of the Tate murders hanging overhead.
J. Edgar (2011)
J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film based on the career of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, directed, produced and scored by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dustin Lance Black, the film focuses on Hoover’s life from the 1919 Palmer Raids onward. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, and Judi Dench. It marked Adam Driver’s film debut.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Great Gatsby is a 2013 historical romantic drama movie based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki. Jay-Z served as executive producer. The film follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick Carraway, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties on Long Island in New York.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter, based on the 2007 memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. It recounts Belfort’s perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm, Stratton Oakmont, engaged in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street, which ultimately led to his downfall. Leonardo DiCaprio, who was also a producer of the film, stars as Belfort, with Jonah Hill as his business partner and friend, Donnie Azoff, Margot Robbie as his wife, Naomi Lapaglia, and Kyle Chandler as FBI agent, Patrick Denham, who tries to bring Belfort down. [Source: www.rollingstone.com]