September 4, 2013 1:15 PM EST
Leonardo DiCaprio's Top 5 Most Memorable Characters
With "The Wolf of Wall Street" about to hit cinemas, Leonardo DiCaprio's career hass never been better just a few months after he premiered his lastest movie "The Great Gatsby." This charming leading man is more than just a pretty face. He was nominated for three Academy Awards and nine Golden Globe Awards.
The "Gangs of New York" star's versatility and dedication for the role is what sets him apart from any Hollywood actors. So here are the list of Leonardo DiCaprio's unforgetable characters and finest performances that will remain forever as his greatest achievements.
Arnie Grape - DiCaprio's outstanding portrayal of Arnie Grape, a child suffering from a developmental disability, was the breakthrough of his acting career. The movie "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" managed to raise his status in Hollywood, where he was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal. He acted alongside Johnny Depp who played his brother, Gilbert Grape, in a story about a dysfunctional Iowa family.
Howard Hughes - This is the second collaboration of DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese after they paired up in "Gang's of New York." "The Aviator" is a biopic of the eccentric American director and aviation pioneer, Howard Hughes. The film focuses on his life from the late 1920's to 1947 where he spent some time with an obsessive-compulsive disorder sufferrer just to get the role right. The "Titanic" star gained rave reviews for his performance and won the Best Actor from Golden Globe Award.
William "Billy" Costigan - His third collaboration with Scorsese, "The Departed" is a story of an undercover cop whose aim was to get inside the Irish Mob. Playing Billy was one of his finest performance where he gained overwhelmingly positive reviews for his role and made this film the highest-grossing collaboration to date of Leo and Martin. This role earned him a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award.
Frank Abagnale Jr. - "Catch Me If You Can" is a biopic based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr., a 19-year-old charmer who took various different personalities and conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, legal prosecutor and doctor. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this crime-comedy film showcases Leo's chillout character as he plays a young boy who discovered what he is good at and does it no matter what the cost. He received another nomination from this role, his third Golden Globe nomination.
Romeo Montague - Acting opposite Clare Danes, Leo plays Clare's Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." The "The Departed" star effortlessly delivered the immortal dialogue of the play where he received positive reviews and this film a commercial succes with $147 million worldwide box office.