“I lived in every capital of Europe, collecting jewels, hunting big game, and painting a little,” Leonardo DiCaprio smoothly says as Jay Gatsby in the new film sensation The Great Gatsby-out May 10th. The same sentiment of grandeur can be said for Leonardo DiCaprio’s own life.
In a changing world filled with one-hit actors and fleeting overnight celebrities, DiCaprio has remained on top as a Hollywood star in every sense of the word for the last fifteen years.
In 1998, when Titanic was christened the top grossing film of all time, there wasn’t a newsstand that didn’t feature his photograph on a magazine cover. Thanks to DiCaprio’s star making role in Titanic, Hollywood had found a new cinematic sensation.
Ever since his performance in Titanic, everything Leonardo touches turns to “gold,” and fortunately for him, he has never been shy to make edgy film choices. With his recent back-to-back trio of critically acclaimed hit films—Inception, J. Edgar, and Django Unchained—and now the seasons highly anticipated The Great Gatsby (with The Wolf of Wall Street waiting in the wings), Leonardo is officially acknowledged as being a true “movie idol.”
With this lavishly illustrated Event Bookazines, New York Times best-selling DiCaprio biographer Mark Bego pens the ultimate publication leading you on the epic journey that has been the life of one of Hollywood’s most shining stars. This is a read for fans and enthusiasts alike. This is “Leonardo DiCaprio”
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