Leonardo DiCaprio - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 83

The Beach (2000)
The Beach (2000)


A Chronology of Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Posters 1993-2013.

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 11th November 1974. He has been Oscar nominated three times - Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993), Best Actor for The Aviator (2004) and Best Actor for Blood Diamond (2006).

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This Boy's Life (1993)
This Boy's Life (1993)

This Boy's Life (1993) Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. 115mins.

Robert De Niro - Dwight Hansen
Ellen Barkin - Caroline Wolff Hansen
Leonardo DiCaprio - Tobias 'Toby' Wolff

Also starring Eliza Dushku, Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino and Tobey Maguire.

Based on the memoir by Tobias Wolff, first published in 1999.

Robert De Niro handpicked DiCaprio out of 400 youngsters to play Toby in the film.

DiCaprio's movie debut was in the SF-Horror Critters 3 (1991) which was released direct to video.

Box Office $4.1m

IMDB rating 7.2

What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. 118mins

Johnny Depp - Gilbert Grape
Juliette Lewis - Becky
Leonardo DiCaprio - Arnie Grape

Also starring Mary Steenburgen, Laura Harrington.and Darlene Cates.

DiCaprio plays a mentally handicapped teenager, This was the first DiCaprio film i saw and at the time I really thought the kid in the movie was the real thing and wondered how the filmmakers could get away with exploiting the boy like that. An excellent performance.

Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Golden Globe Awards Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Cost $11m - Box Office $10m (US)

IMDB rating 7.7

The Quick and the Dead (1995)
The Quick and the Dead (1995)

The Quick and the Dead (1995) Directed by Sam Raimi. 107mins.

Sharon Stone - Ellen
Gene Hackman - John Herod
Russell Crowe - Cort
Leonardo DiCaprio - Fee "The Kid" Herod

Also starring Keith David, Lance Henricksen, Roberts Blossom, Pat Hingle and Gary Sinise.

Sharon Stone insisted DiCaprio should have a role in the film and paid for his salary out of her own pocket.

The scene where Gene Hackman slaps Sharon Stone wasn't in the script and her reaction was real.

Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress (Sharon Stone).

Cost $35m - Box Office $18.6m (US)

IMDB rating 6.3

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)


The Basketball Diaries (1995) Directed by Scott Kalvert. 102mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Jim Carroll

Also starring Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, Patrick McGaw, Mark Wahlberg and Juliette Lewis.

Based on Jim Carroll's memoir of the same name, published in 1978.

Tagline - The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist

Box Office $2.4m (US)

IMDB rating 7.1

Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Romeo + Juliet (1996) Directed by Baz Luhrmann. 120mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Romeo
Claire Danes - Juliet

Also starring John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Brian Dennehy and Paul Rudd.

A stylized adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, set in the 1990s.

Christian Bale and Ewan McGregor were considered for the role of Mercutio which went to Harold Perrineau. Benecio Del Toro was considered for Tybalt which was taken by John Leguizamo.

Oscar Nomination for Best Art Direction.

Nominated for 7 British Academy Awards winning 4 including Best Director.

Cost $14.5m - Box Office $147.5m

IMDB rating 6.8

Marvin's Room (1996)
Marvin's Room (1996)

Marvin's Room (1996) Directed by Jerry Zaks. 98mins.

Meryl Streep - Lee
Leonardo DiCaprio - Hank
Diane Keaton - Bessie

Also starring Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn and Gwen Verdon.

Based on the play by Scott McPherson which premiered in 1990.

Oscar Nomination for Best Actress (Diane Keaton).

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress (Meryl Streep).

Cost $23m - Box Office $12.8m (US)

IMDB rating 6.6

Titanic (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Titanic (1997)

Titanic (1997) Directed by James Cameron. 194mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Jack Dawson
Kate Winslet - Rose DeWitt Bukater

Also starring Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, Victor Garber and David Warner.

Romantic drama set aboard the RMS Titanic. Setting sail from Southampton on it's maiden voyage with 2,224 passengers and crew on board, the 'unsinkable' Titanic struck an iceberg on the 14th of April 1912. Her hull ripped open the ship sunk beneath the waves within 3 hours. 1,517 people lost their lives. It is the most famous and most written about disaster of all time.

James Cameron's epic movie was the most expensive ever made at the time and instead of sinking at the box office as many predicted it became the highest grossing movie of all time. Beaten only by Cameron's next movie, Avatar, in 2009.

Titanic was converted to 3D in 2012 and successfully re-released in theaters taking it's total box office to over 2 billion dollars!

Nominated for 14 Oscars winning 11 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music (James Horner), Best Song - ("My Heart Will Go On"), Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 8 Golden Globe Awards including Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Actress (Kate Winslet), winning 4 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Music (James Horner) and Best Song - ("My Heart Will Go On").

Cost $200m - Box Office $2,185,372,302

IMDB rating 7.6

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Man in the Iron Mask ,The (1998) Directed by Randall Wallace. 132mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - King Louis XIV / Philippe
Jeremy Irons - Aramis
John Malkovich - Athos
Gérard Depardieu - Porthos
Gabriel Byrne - D'Artagnan

Also starring Anne Parillaud, Judith Godrèche and Peter Sarsgaard.

Based on the story by Alexandre Dumas which is the third part of his epic novel "The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later" first published in 1847.

The mask in the movie was actually made out of polystyrene, but the title 'The Man in the Polystyrene Mask' just didn't have the right ring to it.

Razzie Award Winner - Worst Screen Couple (DiCaprio & DiCaprio)

Cost $35m - Box Office $183m

IMDB rating 6.3

The Beach (2000) Spanish poster.
The Beach (2000) Spanish poster.

The Beach (2000) Directed by Danny Boyle. 119mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Richard

Also starring Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Paterson Joseph and Robert Carlyle.

Based on the novel by English author Alex Garland, published in 1996.

Filmed in Thailand.

Director Danny Boyle promised the lead role to Ewan McGregor, the star of his previous films, but the studio insisted on Leonardo DiCaprio. McGregor hasn't spoken to Boyle since.

Cost $50m - Box Office $154m

IMDB rating 6.4

Gangs of New York (2002)
Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York (2002) Directed by Martin Scorsese. 167mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Amsterdam Vallon
Daniel Day-Lewis - Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
Cameron Diaz - Jenny Everdeane

Also starring Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas and Liam Neeson.

Inspired by the non-fiction book "The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld" by Herbert Asbury, first published in 1928.

Daniel Day-Lewis stayed in character between takes and throughout filming.

Nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards winning 2 - Best Director and Best Song.

Nominated for 12 British Academy Awards winning 1 - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).

Cost $97m - Box Office $193.7m

IMDB rating 7.5

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 141mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Frank Abagnale Jr.
Tom Hanks - Carl Hanratty

Also starring Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin and Jennifer Garner.

Based on Frank Abagnale Jr's autobiography of the same name published in 1980.

Spielberg's first choice for the lead role was Johnny Depp.

Oscar Nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken) and Best Music (John Williams).

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Nominated for 4 British Academy Awards winning 1 - Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken).

Tagline - The True Story of a Real Fake.

Cost $52m - Box Office $352.1m

IMDB rating 7.9

The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator (2004) French poster
The Aviator (2004) French poster

The Aviator (2004) Directed by Martin Scorsese. 170mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Howard Hughes
Cate Blanchett - Katharine Hepburn
Kate Beckinsale - Ava Gardner

Also starring John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston and Jude Law as Errol Flynn.

Based on the book "Howard Hughes: The Secret Life" by Charles Higham, published in 1993.

Michael Mann was originally planning to direct but changed his mind and produced the film instead.

Jim Carrey was considered to play Howard Hughes at one point.

Nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (DiCaprio), winning 5 including Best Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett) and Best Cinematography.

Nominated for 6 Golden Globe Awards winning 3 - Best Film, Best Actor (DiCaprio) and Best Music (Howard Shore).

One of the American Film Institute's Top Ten Films of the Year.

Cost $110m - Box Office $213.7m

IMDB rating 7.5

The Departed (2006)
The Departed (2006)

The Departed (2006) Directed by Martin Scorsese. 151mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Billy
Matt Damon - Colin Sullivan
Jack Nicholson - Frank Costello

Also starring Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin.

Remake of the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller "Infernal Affairs" which was directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak.

Robert De Niro was cast for the Martin Sheen role but decided to direct The Good Shepherd instead.

Nominated for 5 Oscars winning 4 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

Nominated for 6 Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (DiCaprio), winning 1 - Best Director.

Cost $90m - Box Office $290m

IMDB rating 8.5

Blood Diamond (2006)
Blood Diamond (2006)

Blood Diamond (2006) Directed by Edward Zwick. 143mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Danny Archer
Jennifer Connelly - Maddy Bowen
Djimon Hounsou - Solomon Vandy

Also starring Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Basil Wallace, Jimi Mistry and Michael Sheen.

Political thriller set during the Sierra Leone Civil War (1996-2001)

Russell Crowe was considered for the lead role.

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Actor (DiCaprio) and Best Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou).

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor (DiCaprio).

Cost $100m - Box Office $171.4m

IMDB rating 8.0

Body of Lies (2008)
Body of Lies (2008)

Body of Lies (2008) Directed by Ridley Scott. 128mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Roger Ferris
Russell Crowe - Ed Hoffman

Also starring Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Ali Suliman and Oscar Isaac.

Based on the novel by David Ignatious, published in 2007.

Spy thriller set in Jordan, the CIA attempt to track down and capture a Jihadist terrorist.

Tagline - Trust no one. Deceive everyone.

Cost $70m - Box Office $115m

IMDB rating 7.1

Revolutionary Road (2008) Japanese poster
Revolutionary Road (2008) Japanese poster

Revolutionary Road (2008) Directed by Sam Mendes. 119mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Frank Wheeler
Kate Winslet - April Wheeler

Also starring Dylan Baker, Zoe Kazan, Kathy Bates and Michael Shannon.

Based on the novel by Richard Yates, first published in 1961.

Romantic drama reuniting three stars from Titanic - DiCaprio, Winslet and Bates.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon), Best Art Direction and Best Costume.

Nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards including Best Director and Best Actor (DiCaprio), winning 1 - Best Actress (Winslet).

Cost $35m - Box Office $75.2m

IMDB rating 7.4

Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) Directed by Martin Scorsese. 138mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Teddy Daniels

Also starring Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley.

Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, published in 2003.

The highest grossing film of Scorsese's career.

Wolfgang Peterson and David Fincher were interested in directing at one point.

Nominated for 5 Saturn Awards - Best Horror / Thriller, Best Director, Best Actor (DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo) and Best Production Design.

Cost $80m - Box Office $294.8m

IMDB rating 8.0

Inception (2010)
Inception (2010)
Inception (2010)
Inception (2010)

Inception (2010) Director of Christopher Nolan. 148mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Cobb

Also starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Marion Cotillard, Pete Postlethwaite and Michael Caine.

Sci-fi thriller. DiCaprio and his 'dream team' enter the mind of a businessman in order to implant an idea while he is asleep.

Nominated for 8 Oscars Including Best Picture, winning 4 - Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Music (Hans Zimmer).

Hugo Award Winner for Best Dramatic Presentation.

One of the American Film Institute's Top Ten Films of the Year.

Tagline - Your Mind is the Scene of the Crime.

Cost $160m - Box Office $825.5m

IMDB rating 8.8

J. Edgar (2011)
J. Edgar (2011)

J. Edgar (2011) Directed by Clint Eastwood. 137mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar Hoover

Also starring Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench and Jeffrey Donovan.

A biographical film focusing on the career of FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972)

Charlize Theron was originally cast as the female lead but wanted to do Snow White and the Huntsman instead.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor (DiCaprio).

Cost $35m - Box Office $79m

IMDB rating 6.7

Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained (2012) Directed by Quentin Tarantino. 165mins.

Jamie Foxx - Django
Christoph Waltz - Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio - Calvin Candie

Also starring Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Dennis Christopher, James Remar and Don Johnson.

Will Smith was Tarantino's first choice for Django but the actor passed on the role and it went to Jamie Foxx.

Franco Nero was the original Django in Italian westerns of the 1960's, he has a cameo in the film. Django tells him the D in his name is silent and Nero replies, "I know".

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing, winning 2 - Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz).

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (DiCaprio) winning 2 - Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz).

One of the American Film Institute's Top Ten Films of the Year.

Tagline - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Vengeance.

Cost $100m - Box Office $187.7m (opening December)

IMDB rating 8.9

The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby (2013) Directed by Baz Luhrmann. 143mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Jay Gatsby

Also starring Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke.

Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman were considered for the Carey Mulligan role.

Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck were considered for the Joel Edgerton role.

Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, first published in 1925.

IMDB rating 7.5

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Sorry for my redundancy, but I really like these.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for visiting my poster galleries and commenting Mhatter99, much appreciated amigo.


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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

DiCaprio was one of those young actors who didn't interest me. Even when he starred in Titanic. But when I saw him in The Aviator, I completely changed my opinion of him and now consider him a great actor.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks David, appreciate the comment. Yes it was in The Aviator when DiCaprio started getting recognised as an adult and showed that he was becoming a powerful actor. I thought he was very good as the brutal plantation owner in Django Unchained.


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Cogerson 3 years ago from Virginia

Over the years Leo has grown on me.....I uses to avoid his movies .....but over time I have seen all of his movies except The Beach and some of the Leo movies before he became a star.

I look forward to Django Unchained which my wife refuses to see....but I was actually disappointed he did not get an Oscar nomination...But I think an Oscar is in his future.

Speaking of Oscars....I think he has 6 movies that have gotten Best Picture nominations(with 2 winning).....that is incredible considering how few movies he has made....not in the John Cazelle league ...pretty damn impressive.

Not thinking The Great Gatsby is a movie I will be rushing out to see. I enjoyed reading your hub and have liked how you have made your posters better and better .....keep up the good work....my only question...when is he going to make a movie with Bruce Willis?


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for commenting Bruce, always appreciated amigo.

6 Best Picture nominations eh, not bad and he's still in his 30's.

Bruce Willis and DiCaprio for Inception 2 might be interesting, how do we contact Chris Nolan? :)

Highest rated film here is Django Unchained followed by Inception.

Lowest rated is a tie between The Quick and the Dead and The Man in the Iron Mask.


Stewart 3 years ago

I love the posters and information you supplied. DiCaprio is my favorite actor. However, I think you may have made a few mistakes. for instance Jim Carry couldn't possibly have been considered for the part of Howard Hughes since DiCaprio himself owned the film rights to the book. it was HIS project to begin with. He started with one director and writer and when the director left it was DiCaprio who approached Marty to ask him to direct The Aviator. DiCaprio produced the movie. Both DiCaprio and Scorsese's said so in countless interviews about the movie.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for the info Stewart. After directing Insomnia Christopher Nolan wanted to direct a biopic of Howard Hughes with Jim Carrey starring, unrelated to DiCaprio's movie.

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