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Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone through many hardships in beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991). Then soon he gained success in the field and got chance as the lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Titanic (1997), to then become a leading man in Hollywood blockbusters, made by internationally renowned directors such as Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan.
Leonardo took up a diverse range of roles in the early 1990s, including a mentally challenged youth in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), a young gunslinger in The Quick and the Dead (1995) and a drug addict in one of his most challenging roles to date, in The Basketball Diaries (1995), and also many others. DiCaprio is passionate about environmental and humanitarian causes, he donated $1,000,000 to earthquake relief efforts in 2010, and $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society.