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Top 10 Performances By Jonny Depp's Friend Leonardo DiCaprio

Over the course of forty-three years, thirty feature films, and over two-hundred-and-fifty awards nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio has established himself as one of the greatest actors – if not the greatest actor – of his generation. Among audiences and critics, there is virtually zero discourse when it comes to his talent as a performer.

Having collaborated with Martin Scorsese, Baz Luhrmann, Quentin Tarantino, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, and Clint Eastwood, very few actors possess the same career diversity as DiCaprio. His rise from teenage heartthrob to self-made dramatic thespian has made for a long string of creative and financial wins, remaining reliable since his first feature film appearance.

10 Tobias "Toby" Wolff In This Boy's Life (1993)

Based on the memoir written by Tobias Wolff, is directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Tobias "Toby" Wolff, the film also features supporting performances from Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, and Tobey Maguire (in his first feature film credit).

DiCaprio's breakthrough role as Toby in is pungent, believable, and undeniably moving. He steals the show with his performance, crafting a character who survives childhood trauma through independence and creativity. De Niro and DiCaprio go toe-to-toe on several occasions - and it's a testament to the latter's talent that he manages to feel just as tall as the former.

9 Amsterdam Vallon In Gangs Of New York (2002)

Based on Herbert Asbury's 1927 non-fiction novel of the same name, follows a group of Irish immigrants protesting against low wages amid a long-running Catholic-Protestant feud that erupts into violence. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the leading role of Amsterdam Vallon with a supporting performance from Daniel Day-Lewis.

Scorsese crafts a spectacular period piece, speckling fine political points along the way to demonstrate his mastery as a director. Every scene is laden with exquisite cinematography and production design, heightened by gritty performances from the entire cast. DiCaprio turns in a phenomenal performance as a young Irish immigrant, with equally enigmatic work from Day-Lewis who gives an electrifying rendition of William Poole as Bill “The Butcher” Cutting.

8 Frank William Abagnale Jr. In Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, is based on the autobiography of Frank William Abagnale Jr. (played by DiCaprio), who allegedly swindled millions of dollars by posing as a parish prosecutor in Louisiana, a doctor practicing in Georgia, and a Pan American World Airways pilot.

Part fantasy, part crime thriller, part comedy, part Bond movie; cements Spielberg as one of the . DiCaprio's performance is charming, scheming, calculated, and stylish. He conducts himself with incredible charisma, winning over every person he meets with his deceptively endearing manipulation tactics.

7 Howard Hughes In The Aviator (2004)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, depicts the life of Howard Hughes (DiCaprio), an aviation pioneer and director of the movie . Spanning 20 years between 1927 and 1947, the film explores how Hughes became reclusive due to his obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

announced a true artistic union between the two, allowing DiCaprio to emerge as one of the greatest actors of his generation. Surrounded by fantastic supporting talent, DiCaprio brings to life the candor and brashness of an aviation enthusiast and engineer, as well as the struggles of living with OCD.

6 Hugh Glass In The Revenant (2015)

Directed and co-written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, is based on Michael Punke's 2002 novel of the same name, which was adapted from the 1915 poem The Song of Hugh Glass. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, the film recounts his experiences as a frontiersman through the territory of present-day North/South Dakota in 1823.

DiCaprio's performance is raw, realistic, and revealing. His turn as Hugh Glass is incredibly focused, heightened by stellar supporting performances – particularly from Tom Hardy’s turn as the film’s antagonist, John Fitzgerald. Director Iñárritu crafts a visually gorgeous film that fashions itself into an exploration of the human consciousness. DiCaprio's dedication to the character earned him his first Oscar win for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

5 Deputy Marshal Teddy Daniels In Shutter Island (2010)

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Deputy Marshal Teddy Daniels in Martin Scorsese's . The film follows an investigation at a psychiatric facility off the coast of Boston Harbour, situated on a remote, windswept island that poses the question of a patient’s implausible disappearance. For all the haunting imagery and clever storytelling, his best.

DiCaprio gives an unapologetically thrilling performance in his depiction of grief and tragedy, heightening every emotion of the presumed truth with maximum psychic dread and confusion. Blending the neo-noir components of classic filmmaking with the psychological elements of modern cinema, Shutter Island is a masterfully made mystery/thriller.

4 Rick Dalton In Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (2019)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, follows the life of Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), a fading actor who, along with his stunt double (Brad Pitt), navigates the rapidly changing film industry in 1960s Hollywood.

In a film that exists between the border of fact and fiction, Rick is the character holding everything together. DiCaprio plays him with an undeniable charm and confidence that makes the character and his story feel honest every step of the way. features an ensemble cast with multiple storylines and plays like a modern fairytale tribute to the final moments .

3 Arnie Grape In What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Directed by Lasse Hallström, ​​ follows the story of Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp), who provides and cares for his obese mother and his younger brother, Arnie (DiCaprio), who has an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

is one of DiCaprio's earliest films and marks the first time he was nominated for an Academy Award. His performance is enormous. Director Hallström balances a bittersweet tone in this dysfunctional family tale, suggesting that the true heroes in life are those who tend to others with tenacity, determination, and, above all, love.

2 Calvin J. Candie In Django Unchained (2012)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, follows Jamie Foxx in the titular role of a slave who trains under the mentorship of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Leonardo DiCaprio plays Calvin J. Candie, a wealthy slaver who owns a plantation in Mississippi called 'Candyland', a place where Django's wife Broomhilda (Kerrie Washington) resides.

In , Tarantino admitted, “” DiCaprio's performance makes for one of the vilest and most repulsive antagonists in Tarantino's catalog of characters. There’s an eccentric campiness and theatricality to DiCaprio's line delivery, which makes Candie's climactic outburst during the dinner scene all the more shocking and disconcerting.

1 Jordan Belfort In The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, recounts the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), who made millions by defrauding wealthy investors during the 1990s. After partaking in a hedonistic brew of debauchery and excess, Belfort's empire comes crashing down at the hands of the FBI and the SEC.

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers a powerhouse performance in the role of Belfort, lacing the character with swagger and salacious one-liners. Skating the fine line , his performance is never anything less than magnetic. Nominated for Best Lead Actor at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014, DiCaprio's Oscar-to-be was superseded by Matthew McConaughey's performance in .

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