Leonardo DiCaprio: The Biography [NOOK Book]

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It was only the beginning when Leonardo DiCaprio stood astride the bow in Titanic – the movie that would go on to smash all records, raking in a whopping £1.1 billion worldwide. Now, Leo has rocketed to become the highest paid actor in the world, earning an estimated £50 million in 2011 alone. And his position looks set to be secure for some time to come as the release of a new 3D version of James Cameron’s epic heralds another sensational year in the life of Hollywood’s hottest talent, that will also see him ...
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Leonardo DiCaprio: The Biography

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Overview

It was only the beginning when Leonardo DiCaprio stood astride the bow in Titanic – the movie that would go on to smash all records, raking in a whopping £1.1 billion worldwide. Now, Leo has rocketed to become the highest paid actor in the world, earning an estimated £50 million in 2011 alone. And his position looks set to be secure for some time to come as the release of a new 3D version of James Cameron’s epic heralds another sensational year in the life of Hollywood’s hottest talent, that will also see him take on the lead role in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby and see him cast as a villain in Quentin Tarantino’s new blockbuster Django Unchained. It’s a far cry from the heart-throb’s humble beginnings when he had to scrape for parts in TV commercials and soap operas before his eye catching performance in Baz Luhrmann’s stylish Romeo + Juliet. Cementing his reputation with captivating performances in films like Catch Me If You Can and The Departed, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. A keen environmentalist and conservationist, he has given millions to good causes around the globe and has never been shy about wearing his political ideals on his sleeve. Yet, although he’s spent over 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains something of an enigma. He has famously dated some of the world’s most beautiful women but seems no nearer to settling down and his often daring movie choices suggest someone still striving for perfection despite his stunning successes. Leonardo: The Biography charts DiCaprio’s meteoric rise to fame and delves beneath his polished Hollywood image to examine just what makes him tick.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857829570
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 1,424,933
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas Wight has been a journalist for 18 years covering news, features, show business, politics, and investigations.
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Table of Contents

Prologue VII

Chapter 1 Scumsville 1

Chapter 2 Introducing Lenny Williams 11

Chapter 3 Early Rejections 22

Chapter 4 Catching the Eye 31

Chapter 5 Making a Killing 39

Chapter 6 Following the River 48

Chapter 7 A Double Tragedy 58

Chapter 8 A Modern Day Romeo 68

Chapter 9 Leo Rising...and Falling 78

Chapter 10 Creating a Monster 85

Chapter 11 The Launch of 'Leo-Mania' 101

Chapter 12 Losing It 118

Chapter 13 Trouble in Paradise 129

Chapter 14 The Leo Tamer 140

Chapter 15 Owning December 151

Chapter 16 Becoming The Aviator 162

Chapter 17 The Parted 174

Chapter 18 Best Bar None 185

Chapter 19 Going Green 193

Chapter 20 Under Fire 205

Chapter 21 Barometer of Truth 213

Chapter 22 Are They, Aren't They? 222

Chapter 23 Dream Man 233

Chapter 24 Looking Lively 244

Chapter 25 The Most Powerful Man in America 249

Chapter 26 The Modeliser 260

Epilogue 266

Filmography 270

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Hes so cute!!

    Leo is so cute!!!!!! Anyway, this is great if u love him! I loved the pics in this book, too!!! This is a must have!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Brittany

    Leonardo is sooooo sexy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

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    I LOVE YOU LEONARDO! MARY ME!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Leonardo Dicaprio

    Leonardo Dicaprio is REMARKABLE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Leondardo is a Hot man

    i noticed leo is in many romance movies. The only reason i presume that is because of how hot he is!! I LOVE YOU LEONARDO DICAPRIO!!! <3

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