DiCaprio has been nominated four times for the best actor or supporting actor Oscar. After years of perseverance, he finally won the award in 2016 for The Revenant. “I think I survive because I don’t limit myself,” he told Wired. “If there’s some experience I want to have or a place I want to go, I do it.”
Aside from his phenomenal presence in film, DiCaprio is involved in a wide range of game-changing ventures. He’s the leader of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and created a documentary about the perils of global warming called The 11th Hour. He’s also a board member of Global Green USA and the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he campaigns for environmental consciousness.
Since his iconic performance in Titanic, DiCaprio has worked hard and dedicated himself to his craft, subsequently playing the lead in many wildly successful movies like Blood Diamond, The Departed, Shutter Island, and this year’s The Revenant. His performances are highly sought after and celebrated.
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DiCaprio emphasises how much his success relies on him enjoying his work. “I just really love doing what I do,” he says. “I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don’t get the opportunities that I’m getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them.”
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When Leo finally received his long-awaited Oscar at the Academy Awards this year, the actor made sure to use his speech as a platform for promoting wider environmental awareness. “Climate change is real, it is happening right now,” he said. “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
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