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Leo DiCaprio was raised in California and took on his first role at the age of five, when he appeared on the television show Romper Room. DiCaprio was eventually nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?.
In 1996, DiCaprio starred opposite Claire Danes in Romeo + Juliet, and became an international icon from his role in the blockbuster, Titanic. After starring in films such as The Beach and Celebrity, he was nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe in 2007 for his portrayals in both Blood Diamond and The Departed.
Additionally, DiCaprio is a noted environmentalist. In 2006, he began dating Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, whom he met one year after he ended a serious relationship with model Gisele Bundchen. DiCaprio split with Refaeli in spring 2011 and immediately began dating actress Blake Lively.