Held as the best actor of his generation when he was only 20 years old, Leonardo DiCaprio shocked Hollywood by initially turning down a movie with Sharon Stone because he thought it was too commercial. In another figure, such confidence might be read as arrogance, but DiCaprio seems set to prove the depth of his cool assurance.
His stunning good looks were what first brought him to the public eye, but his fourth film, the off-the-wall surprise hit 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', showed that he possessed a rare acting talent. His role as Arnie won him an Oscar nomination. Rapturous critical acclaim followed when he took the male lead in 'The Basketball Diaries', but DiCaprio refused to rest on his laurels. Justifying his reputation as a risk taker, his next film, 'Total Eclipse', had him giving a no-holds-barred performance as the poet Rimbaud at nineteen, homosexual love scenes and all.
He starred opposite Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep in 'Marvin's Room' and went on to strike gold in the hip, modern screen version of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet', winning the "Silver Berlin Bear Award" for his wild Romeo. He played another doomed lover in James Cameron's epic disaster movie, 'Titanic'; and co-starred with Gerard Depardieu and Jeremy Irons in the action adventure film 'The Man In The Iron Mask'.
Filled with stunning photographs in colour and black and white, this album provides an intimate portrait of Hollywood's hottest property.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 10 / 1999
- 1 x 1mm