Di Caprio, who makes Arnie's many tics so startling and vivid that at first he is difficult to watch.The performance has a sharp, desperate intensity from beginning to end." Di Caprio's first effort of 1995 was Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead, a western film.the film became a critical success, resulting in various accolades for Di Caprio, who was awarded the National Board of Review Award and nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal.New York Times critic Janet Maslin praised Di Caprio's performance, writing "the film's real show-stopping turn comes from Mr.Later in 1993, Di Caprio co-starred as the mentally handicapped brother of Johnny Depp's character in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, a comic-tragic odyssey of a dysfunctional Iowa family.Director Lasse Hallström admitted he was initially looking for a less good-looking actor but finally settled on Di Caprio as he had emerged as "the most observant actor" among all auditionees.He gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and the romantic drama Romeo Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron's epic romance Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film of all time to that point.
His involvement in Parenthood and the daily soap earned him a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor each.
Di Caprio's subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002), and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002), which marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese.
He was acclaimed for his performances in the political war thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006), the espionage thriller Body of Lies (2008), the drama Revolutionary Road (2008), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), the science fiction thriller Inception (2010), the biographical film J.
He replaced River Phoenix, who died during pre-production on the project.
When Robb decided to expand the black-and-white film to feature length, however, Di Caprio and costar Tobey Maguire had its release blocked by court order, arguing that they never intended to make it a theatrical release, as it would have commercial value thanks to their stardom.
I’m just like, ‘Yeah, you’re right, you look gigantic, you need to lay off those bolied bits of chicken you’ve been eating because have you seen your arse? I’m no stranger to the occasional dodgy juice, but it doesn’t taste very nice and it is bloody boring.