Top 10 Leonardo Dicaprio Movies
Leonardo Dicaprio is one of the most versatile actors of all time. He started as a child star and got his overwhelming fame during his teen years and became the “it” celebrity. As time passed by, Leo took on more mature roles that helped him evolve into one of the most versatile and unique actors of all time.
Leo has starred on many blockbuster movies, but his legacy as an actor will forever be remembered because of the top 10 Leonardo Dicaprio Movies.
This movie gave Leo the best actor award and gave him one of the most challenging roles he ever had. He had to portray a man who had an obsessive compulsive behavior (OCD) and was mentally ill. Aviator is a story about Howard Hughes who was a famous aero space engineer, business man and a philanthropist who had a dark secret regarding his health.
This movie is the biggest blockbuster movie that Leo starred on. Titanic made Leo an “A list” star in Hollywood and it was considered to be the most phenomenal movie of all time because it dominated all movie award categories during its time. It also holds the record of the highest grossing movie ever created. Titanic opened many doors to Leo’s career which made him the actor he is today. Although the main protagonist of the story was Rose (Kate Winslet), Leo played a very good job as a supporting actor and stole the spotlight as he was remembered to be the most desirable man in the late 90s.
Body of Lies (2008)
This movie is one of Leo’s first action movie roles. It is a story of a CIA agent who was assigned to track down a powerful terrorist leader. As he was on the verge of being successful in tracking down his target, he questions the objective of his supervisors and leaders and is doubtful of their commands.
Blood Diamond (2006)
This movie is a drama action movie with Leo was the main protagonist. The plot of the story is that Danny Archer ( Leo Dicaprio) is a smuggler of diamond who was caught and jailed as he was attempting to smuggle the diamonds going to Libya. When he found out that a pink diamond exist which was a rare kind, he went on his way to get it but he was caught on war against locals and other people who are also interested in the blood diamond.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
This movie is a true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who was a young con artist who traveled around the world and pretended that he was a lawyer, doctor, CIA agent and a pilot while spending counterfeit checks as his means of living. With great scenes of Tom Hanks chasing young Frank and escaping just in the nick of time, this movie has helped Leo transcend from being a teen heartthrob to a more mature male actor. Leo portrayed this unique role in this movie with ease and was nominated as best actor.
The Departed (2006)
This movie is the best action thriller movie Leo starred on. This film gave him the best actor award and marked his versatility as an actor since people were used to seeing him as a drama romantic actor. The Departed also starred “A list” stars such as Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Nicholson.
Romeo and Juliet (1996)
This movie was a romantic drama movie that made Claire Danes and Leo. Leo won the best actor award as he portrayed Romeo in a modern world. the movie used an old English grammar which was very unique and since then there hasn’t been a movie that followed that kind of dialogue. This romantic movie hit the box office back in 1996 and because of the award winning performance of Leo in this movie, he was cast in Titanic which changed his acting career forever.
Shutter Island (2010)
This movie is the first thriller film with Leonardo as the main protagonist. It is a story about a detective who is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who he thinks is hiding nearby the psychiatric asylum in a remote island. As the story goes to its climax, the twist made the story very unique.
This movie is another blockbuster movie that Leo starred on. It is a science fiction movie about a device that could change your past once the person who is in the machine sleeps and dreams about scenarios that he needs to change. The movie was a hit back in 2010 and was considered to be one of the highest grossing movies Leo has ever made in his career, standing 2nd to Titanic.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
This movie is one of the most touching movies Leo has ever been in. Although he was just a supporting actor for this movie, his portrayal of Arnie is so close to being a real mentally challenge child. This movie made ways to Leonardo’s acting career at a very young age and helped him capture the role of “kid” in The Quick and the Dead which starred power house casts like Rusell Crowe, Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman.
Leonardo Dicaprio is notably the best actor in his generation and he continues to make good films. He successfully transformed his identity from being a teen heartthrob to a versatile mature actor who can do action, drama, and thriller movies.
Leo’s success comes from his hard work in researching roles on how to portray certain characters and his tireless work ethic. This kind of attitude will surely make him one of the most successful actors of all time.