Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, born November 11, 1974, is an American actor and film producer. During the early 1990s, Leonardo began his career by appearing in various commercials, after he had recurring roles in televisions such as Santa Barbara and Growing Pains. In 1993, Leonardo began his film career and starred in Critters 3 as Josh (1991). He starred in This Boy’s Life (1993), and was praised for his supporting role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). Leonardo went onto leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996) which gained more public recognition. Then in 1997, he gained international fame with the film Titanic. Leonardo has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of the films genres. He has won Golden Globe awards for a few of his films. In 2016 he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Revenant. Leonardo is the founder of Appian Way Productions, his own production company.