THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
At 23 years of age, LEONARDO DICAPRIO
(King Louis XIV/Philippe) has developed into one of his generation's
most gifted and versatile talents. DiCaprio most recently starred
as Jack Dawson opposite Kate Winslet in James Cameron's international
DiCaprio earned an Academy Award® nomination
for Best Supporting Actor at 19 for his portrayal of an ebullient,
mentally impaired youngster in What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
His performance also garnered awards from the National Board of
Review, Chicago Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics,
as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
DiCaprio rose to national attention in his
role opposite Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin in This Boy's
Life and has subsequently appeared in a variety of features,
from the western The Quick and the Dead, with Sharon Stone
and Gene Hackman, to The Basketball Diaries, a harrowing
account of a young man's spiral into heroin addiction, to Total
Eclipse, in which he starred as the poet Rimbaud opposite
In 1996, he starred with Claire Danes in the
critically acclaimed modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's
Romeo + Juliet, as well as the screen adaptation of the successful
play Marvin's Room, opposite Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton.
A native of Los Angeles, DiCaprio began his
acting career at age 14, appearing in commercials and educational
films. He soon moved into parts on episodic television, including
a role on Growing Pains in the popular series' last season.
He also appeared in the short film The Foot Shooting Party,
released by Touchstone Pictures.
DiCaprio will next appear in Woody Allen's
latest project, slated for release in 1998.
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