Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor, producer, philanthropist and an environmentalist. He is mostly know for his edgy and unconventional role playing abilities over different genres in Hollywood movies. With time, he has been able to cover biopics, romance, drama, crime and period films into his name. It is believed that only a few actors in the world have had a career quite diverse and vivid as DiCaprio. He has traced the journey from decent beginnings to hunky lead actors, making him the leading and most charming personality over the Hollywood industry. With an idea of perfection and some overtly phenomenal observing skills, Leonardo has also been able to establish himself as one of the finest producers of his era. Besides being a remarkable artist, he has also been passionate about environment and humanitarian causes, often seen donating huge amounts for the welfare of society.
When it comes to having impactful films, DiCaprio has had a number of them in his bag. Few of them which have made it possible for Leonardo to leave a mark in the film industry remains:
Titanic is a 1997 American epic love story which is based on sinking of the historical RMS Titanic Ship. This movie was written and directed by none other than a born genius, James Cameron. The movie not only remains DiCaprio’s best projected film, but also finds itself into the place of world’s third most earning film in history. Titanic is believed to craft one of the perfect cast, including both Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who have rightfully established themselves to be one of the finest couples in the world of reel. In the movie, both belong to different social classes who fall in love during the voyage in the mighty Titanic in its ill fated maiden journey. After its official release, this film went on to become the first film to reach the billion dollar mark. Added to that, it also got nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 11 Oscars. Henceforth undoubtedly, this film highlighted DiCaprio’s career with colours of gold.
Inception is a 2010 science fiction which is based on pure action drama. This movie has been written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars DiCaprio as a professional who gets engaged into stealing information by infiltrating his target. He is asked to work as a professional thief in order to erase his criminal history as a payment for his task. DiCaprio is seen in this movie with his usual witty character playing ability which have made it possible for the film to cover a sum of $828 million worldwide. Added to that, this film also won four Academy Awards and ended up being the fourth highest grossing film of 2010.
3. The Departed
The Departed is a 2006 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film named Internal Affairs. DiCaprio stars in the film as an undercover police officer named William Billy Costagion, who is assigned to infiltrate Costelo’s crew. The Departed remains a critical success and has won four Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards. A crisp action drama, The Departed remains one of DiCaprio’s best film of his career.
4. Shutter Island
Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller. This film is directed by Martin Scorsese and is based on Dennie Lehane’s novel of the same name. The movie witnesses DiCaprio as a U.S Marshall named Edward Teddy Daniels who goes on an investigation in search of one missing patient of Shutter Island, a psychiatric firm. Although this movie hasn’t had groundbreaking records to it’s name, but it has been highly praised by the critics and others. Leonardo is believed to have delivered an in-class performance in it, thus bringing this film onto the list of one his finest. With it, Shutter Island was ranked among the top ten movies of 2010, with a gross over $294 million worldwide.
5. The Revenant
The Revenant is an American action/adventure, period drama film which was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, a frontiersmen who sets out in the path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. This film was a blockbuster, grossing $533 million worldwide. Not only that, the film recieved positive reviews and DiCaprio was highly praised for his phenomenal performance. This film also brought DiCaprio’s Oscar as the Best Actor. Moreover, the film won three Golden Globe Awards and five BAFTA Awards. Thus, The Revenant undoubtedly lists as one of DiCaprio’s best films in his career.
6. The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street is an American biographical black comedy film. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and is based on a 2007 memoir by Jordan Belfort. DiCaprio stars as Belfort in the movie and the film is all about his perspective on his own career as a stock broker in New York City. Eventually, DiCaprio’s firm gets engaged in a corruption of Wall Street which ultimately marks to his downfall in the movie. This was the first film to be released entirely through digital distribution. It became a major commercial hit, grossing $392 million worldwide. The film mostly received positive feedbacks from critics, with extremely praising reviews for DiCaprio’s comic timing and consistent humour. He also won the Best Actor (comedy) at the 71st Globe Awards for this film, thus placing this film as one of the best in his career.
7. Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond is a 2006 political war thriller and is directed by Edward Zwick. The film depicts a country which is totally devastated between the tussle of government loyalist and insurgent forces. Leonardo stars as of the men who are on two missions; first is to recover a rare pink diamond of immense value and the other is to rescue the fishermen’s son who has been forcefully conscripted as a child solider of brutal rebel forces. This film received mix reviews, with criticism for the film’s writing but DiCaprio was highly praised for his effortless performance. The film received five Oscar nominations and thus reflects one of the best performance by Leonardo DiCaprio.
8. Django Unchained
Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. This movie is set in the Old West and it remains a highly styled and heavily revisionist tribute to Spaghetti Westerns. The movie’s grossing went par $424 million worldwide against just a $100 million budget. DiCaprio though wasn’t in the lead role, but his remarkable appearance in the movie as a side actor was praised by many critics, thus making it one of the finest movies DiCaprio has ever been part of.