Leonardo DiCaprio began his film career in 1991 and has continued to impress throughout these years with landmark roles. Discover here our top of his best films!
titanic (1997) is still one of the most famous works. James Cameron’s film is set in 1912 during the sinking of the Titanic, the most modern ship built at the beginning of the 20th century that promised to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The film focuses on the love story of Rose, a bourgeois woman played by Kate Winslet, and Jack, the poor artist played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The couple fall in love aboard the ship departing from Southampton bound for New York. But on the fourth day, the liner struck an iceberg and sank.
Among all differences that exist between social classes during the film, it is in the part of the shipwreck that they are most noticeable. The wealthiest were the first to be saved, while the less fortunate were left to their fate. So, James Cameron criticizes the differences between social classes. For his prodigious work, the director allowed titanic to win 11 Oscars and be one of the biggest box office hits of all time.
Stop me if you can (2002)
Leonardo DiCaprio reunites with Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken in the cast of Stop me if you can (2002) by Steven Spielberg. The film is inspired by the true story of Frank Abagnale Junior, which was done by an airline pilot, a lawyer or even a pediatrician. For four years, between the ages of 16 and 20, Frank made about 250 thefts and deposited more than 2 million fake checks.
In the film, the role of Frank Abagnale Junior is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. After his parents’ divorce, Frank runs away and begins a new life as a co-pilot, despite never finishing high school.
According to IGNto prepare for this role, the comedian contacted the real Frank and followed him for a few days, even if Steven Spielberg disagreed. DiCaprio’s decision was basically the right one as he plays Frank wonderfully.
Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island (2010) is the fourth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprioAfter Gangs of New York (2002), Airman (2004) and Infiltrators (2006). This thriller takes place in 1954 when Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his teammate Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are sent to Shutter Island to investigate a disappearance from a mental hospital.
The whole film revolves around the investigation, but at the end, a reversal of the situation turns the film upside down. Throughout the duration of the film, the audience really gets involved in the story thanks to the remarkable performance of Leonardo DiCaprio.
The same year, we find him again on the big screen this time in Inception (2010) directed by Christopher Nolan. The actor plays alongside Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Caine.
In this psychological thriller Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a thief of secrets. To do this, he and his team use a dream invading machine. Much in demand for his talents, but also a wanted fugitive, Dom has lost everything and to recover, he must try the impossible: inception. So instead of stealing the information through dreams, he has to enter one and plant an idea there.
Throughout the duration of the film, the public is always in a feeling of hesitation, of doubt between what is of the order of reality or of the dream. The film made an impression and received 8 Oscar nominations for 4 awards.
the Revenant (2015)
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the lead role of the Revenant (2015) by Alejandro Gonzáles Iñarritu. With Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson, the film is inspired by an incredible true story. That of Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), an American trapper abandoned and presumed dead after being attacked by a bear. Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance is truly stunning and the film lets the power of the images speak for themselves.
With this performance, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his first Best Actor Oscar. During the 2016 Academy Awards, the Revenant also won the Oscar for Best Direction and Best Cinematography.
Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his outstanding performances. It is therefore very difficult to choose your best films. We also highlight The wolf of Wall Street (2013), Django Unchained (2012) and of course Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)waiting Killers of the Flower Moonin theaters October 18, 2023.
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Top of the best Leonardo DiCaprio films – CinéSérie