Leonardo DiCaprio - The Biography

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John Blake Publishing Ltd, Apr 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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It was only the beginning when Leonardo DiCaprio stood astride the bow in Titanic ? the movie that would go on to smash all records, raking in a whopping u1.1 billion worldwide. Now, Leo has rocketed to become the highest paid actor in the world, earning an estimated u50 million in 2011 alone. And his position looks set to be secure for some time to come as the release of a new 3D version of James CameronOCOs epic heralds another sensational year in the life of HollywoodOCOs hottest talent, that will also see him take on the lead role in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby and see him cast as a villain in Quentin TarantinoOCOs new blockbuster Django Unchained. ItOCOs a far cry from the heart-throbOCOs humble beginnings when he had to scrape for parts in TV commercials and soap operas before his eye catching performance in Baz LuhrmannOCOs stylish Romeo + Juliet. Cementing his reputation with captivating performances in films like Catch Me If You Can and The Departed, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. A keen environmentalist and conservationist, he has given millions to good causes around the globe and has never been shy about wearing his political ideals on his sleeve. Yet, although heOCOs spent over 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains something of an enigma. He has famously dated some of the worldOCOs most beautiful women but seems no nearer to settling down and his often daring movie choices suggest someone still striving for perfection despite his stunning successes. Leonardo: The Biography charts DiCaprioOCOs meteoric rise to fame and delves beneath his polished Hollywood image to examine just what makes him tick.

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The Leo Tamer
Owning December
Becoming The Aviator
The Parted
Best Bar None

A Modern Day Romeo
Leo Rising and Falling
Creating a Monster
Going Green
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Douglas Wight has been a journalist for 18 years covering news, features, show business, politics, and investigations.

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