Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the best actors worldwide, one of the most talented of his generation, yet never won an Oscar. At 37 years, Leonardo DiCaprio starred in over 30 critically acclaimed films. A little known fact by the fans of Leonardo DiCaprio it is that has not Italian origins.
His name was influenced by the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, one of his mother’s favorites painters. I want to say that the top is more a list of the best movies of Leonardo DiCaprio because is too hard to sit them in a certain order.
The film takes place in 1863, in a time when New York streets were owned by bandits and street fights were something usually. Seeing his father die, Amesterdam Vallon (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) vows to find the guilty one and to make him pay with all costs. In the movie will be the beautiful Cameron Diaz and the brilliant Daniel Day-Lewis.
The film is an adaptation of Jim Carroll’s life. An adaptation is much said because Leonardo DiCaprio plays very realistic the role of a basketball player that hits very hard life problems. Fame, beautiful women, money, drugs and decline is the predictable path of an athlete. Yet, if the road is not so simple, it is sprinkled by the death of his best friend. Leonardo DiCaprio stars alongside Mark Wahlberg in a great drama.
08. Romeo + Juliet
Shakespeare was an inspiration for theater, film and more. That is why the play was adapted in 1996 by Baz Luhrmann in a romantic movie, dramatic and full of symbolism. Not just because of Leonardo DiCaprio, but because of the unique way in which it was filmed, the story of Romeo and Juliet must necessarily be seen. Romeo + Juliet was studied by students in American schools.
King of France has a twin brother who is imprisoned just because it is a negative version of oneself. If he could or not to take the role of the king, you will know if you watching at the 1998 movie in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Louis XIV.
James Cameron’s movie takes only the 6th place just for becoming arch-known and thus it lost much of value. The story is known by everyone: the largest boat tragedy focuses on forbidden love between a rich girl and a poor young. All I can mention is that in May 2012 will appear the 3D version of the film.
In a world where the technology is on power, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb – a desperate father who would do anything to get to see their children. The subject is a little too complicated to explain, that’s why you really must saw this movie because it is one of the best films released in 2012. I must add that in the movie plays Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy and is directed by Christopher Nolan.
04. The Aviator
One of the most imposing figures of the 20th century, Howard Hughes was a remarkable innovator, an industrialist with a sense of reality, a glamorous film producer, the embodiment of American who knows how to take risks but, above all, he considered an aviator. The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese has woven the story around the most prolific phase of Hughes’s life: the period between the mid of 20′ss till the 40′s when courage and passion for flight of Hughes have focused efforts by both aircraft, and the film, starting his pioneering.
How is to have 19 years and millions of dollars in bank? Leonardo DiCaprio has felt it when he starred as Frank Abganale Jr. in a movie that keeps you breathless from start to finish. The film appeared in 2002 and has in its distribution on Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Walken and was directed by the great Steven Spielberg.
02. Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond is based on a true story and tells how a fisherman, a thief and a journalist get to go in search of Blood Diamond. This movie is great from the story, actors performances, soundtrack, scenery and all of what you may think. For the reasons listed above, Blood Diamond is on the 2nd place.
01. The Departed
He won four Oscars. It shocked the whole world. Has cast some of the best actors. Has one of the highest scores on IMDB. It was directed by one of the most prestigious directors. It has a great soundtrack. To go on? I will not tell you the story, but I will leave you to enjoy of the best movie in which Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the main characters: The Departed.