Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in a number of award winning films over the last two decades. Through creating a list of the ten best Leonardo DiCaprio movies, we realize that Leo enjoys starring in book adaptions or films with plots based on real events. We’ve also learned that Martin Scorsese is one of DiCaprio’s favorite directors. Not everyone may agree on this top 10 list of Leonardo DiCaprio movies, but we can agree that he is one of the best actors of our generation. *Update: We’d have to throw The Revanent in there too, now that he won his first Academy Award for that role.
10. Basketball Diaries
The 1995 film is an adaption from Jim Carroll’s novel about his free fall into drug addiction. Jim is played by 21-year old DiCaprio. Jim’s life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. It’s a psychedelic thriller that showed us Leo really had acting chops.
One of the highest grossing films of all time definitely put the young star on the map. Leo portrayed Jack Dawson, a poor artist who swoons a 17-year old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) on board the ill-fated ship. The film won 11 Oscars in 1997 and Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for a Golden Globe.
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