LEONARDO DICAPRIO (Brandon Darrow) at twenty-three, has
achieved the kind of success that most actors strive their entire
career for. In addition to receiving an Academy Award and Golden
Globe nomination for his work in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape,"
DiCaprio was voted Best Supporting Actor by the National Board
of Review for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," Most Promising
Actor from Chicago Film Critics for "What's Eating Gilbert
Grape and "This Boy's Life," and was given the New Generation
Award for both films by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Additionally, he was voted runner-up for Best Supporting Actor
of the year by the New York Film Critics Association and the National
Society of Film Critics. DiCaprio also received a Golden Globe
nomination for "Titanic," Blockbuster nominations for
his work in both "Romeo and Juliet" and "Titanic"
and MTV nominations for "Romeo and Juliet" and "Titanic."
DiCaprio mos recently starred in James Cameron's epic drama, "Titanic"
and MGM's "The Man in the Iron Mask." Last year his
work in Baz Luhrmannn's "Romeo and Juliet" playing Romeo
opposite Claire Danes as Juliet, and in Miramax's "Marvin's
Room," with Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro
won him critical recognition.
A native of Los Angeles, DiCaprio has been acting since he was
fourteen. Beginning with commercial and educational film work,
he was soon working on episodic television. His last work on television
was as a series regular in the last season of the popular ABC
series, "Growing Pains" portraying the homeless boy
In addition to his work in "This Boy's Life" and "What's
Eating Gilbert Grape," DiCaprio received critical acclaim
for his stunning portrayal of Jim Carrol in New Line's "The
Basketball Diaries." He also co-starred with Sharon Stone
in SamRaimi's off-center western, "The Quick and the Dead,"
had a starring role in Touchstone's twenty-minute short entitled
"The Foot Shooting Party" and costarred with David Thewlis
in Anesjka Holland's "Total Eclipse."
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