Romper Room Dropout Turned Actor
March 23, 2012 by staff
Romper Room Dropout Turned Actor, This actor grew up poor in a rough section of Tinseltown. After a rocky start in show business-he was kicked off the set of “Romper Room” (watch a video clip of the show) at age 5 for disruptive behavior-he started doing commercials and landed a role on a popular TV sitcom (which show?) before breaking into movies. He is considered one of the best actors of his generation.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. As an actor, he has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award eight times and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004). He has also been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, DiCaprio started his career by appearing in television commercials prior to landing recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s.
He made his film debut in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3 (1991) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in This Boy’s Life (1993). DiCaprio obtained recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Marvin’s Room (1996), as well as leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame in James Cameron’s Titanic (1997).
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