Leonard DiCaprio is an American actor who emerged in the 1990s and was praised for his performance in unconventional roles. He founded Appian Way Productions- a company where he produced his films. He has also founded an NGO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, to promote environmental awareness, being an environmentalist himself.
At the age of five, he first performed in the children's TV show. Later, he appeared in a series of television shows. His debut on the big screen was in a low-budget horror film Critters 3, which he considers "the worst film of all time", but it is always good to look back at failures in order to succeed.
Leonardo starred in many successful movies, including The Aviator, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, Inception, and the movie that gave him international stardom- Titanic.
Since his stardom peaked after Titanic, he has worked with prominent directors such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and many more. He has also received the Academy Award for best actor in a leading role, The Golden Globes for the best supporting role, and many more for the eccentric roles he has done in his movies so far.
Leonardo is one of the most successful actors of all time. He is one of the most active personalities involved in the climate change movement. He has also donated huge amounts to environment-related societies. Below are some of the famous Leonardo DiCaprio Quotes.
Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.
Action speaks louder than words. Debating with your opponent about your success would do you no good. Instead, showing them what you have achieved would be considered a greater advantage. Competition shouldn't be fought vengefully. Rather it should be healthy. Nothing agitates your enemy than seeing you smile. Hence that should be used as an advantage.
The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes… It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.
Unlike any other profession, acting is something that cannot be monotonous. Every day you perform someone new and play tonnes of characters. Acting helps you live a character, live their life. It enables you to be someone else even though for just a short span of life. It helps you escape your reality, hence keeps you going about in life.
Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
Often, actors play their role so realistically, the audience confuses the character with the real-life actor. Often villains are hated in real life for their realistic performance of their evil. The character and the actor could be completely different from each other. Still, that character would suit only that particular actor.
I just really love doing what I do. 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.
You will always have a peak in your career, and there will always be a downfall, so there is nothing wrong with taking advantage of the opportunities you are offered. People should realize they won't always be at the top, someday someone better is going to along to snatch your place, so it is only logical to take whatever you are being offered.
Be thankful for the hard times, for they have made you.
Our hard times chisel us into the person we are today. Every problem, every situation teaches us something, gives us experience, point out our wrongdoings. Failure is considered the stepping stone to success. Until and unless you fail, you don't realize the value of success.
If you have done the very best you can. Worrying won't make it any better. If you want to be successful, respect one rule.
Succeeding is not in our hands but trying your best is. If you have given it all you have, there is no point worrying about the outcome.
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If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people.
A lot of people slog for years to achieve their dream job yet aren't satisfied. The end goal of anything we pursue is survival and happiness. Often we just work for that survival and miss out on the other important objectives such as peace, happiness, and satisfaction. If you have given your best and are satisfied with the outcome, you are happier than most people.
Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.
Every situation that we are put into moulds us into what we are. Maybe we are not the same person we were ten years ago, and that's okay. A lot of times, tragedies messes us up entirely to the extent of not being able to go back to our original selves, and that is fine until and unless we stick to our morals and principles
I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
We always have that one person who catches our eye even amidst a crowd. Such people stand out without even doing anything. Well, Leonardo was one of them as a child. Being a born artist, Leonardo could never stop himself from his antics. He would do these unexpected performances in class and be the centre of everyone's attention.
I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I'm definitely an individual.
Trends keep on changing, be it fashion or your lifestyle, what is important is that you keep being yourself. Just for trying to be "cool" or trying to fit in, we shouldn't lose ourselves in the process.
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School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
School systems around the world have a more theoretical approach than practical ones, this is changing nowadays, but a lot of students do not connect to that approach, Leonardo being one of them, could never really focus on school as he was never really interested in what they had to offer.
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing… I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
The only thing which helps an actor is experience, to play all the different kinds of characters they have to work as. Leonard, an outgoing person, never was short of experience and had the edge over his co-stars.
I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things that I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life.
Acting helps you be someone you might have only dreamt of being or maybe have never thought of. Acting lets you have the privilege of living someone else's life and then get back to yours. This helps to escape the mundaneness of one's life.
Wrong connection will give you shock throughout your life, but the right one will light up your life.
Associating yourself with the wrong people will tarnish your image in the world. A good company will enhance our personality, bring out our best possible version.
97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up.
Success is directly proportional to the hard work you put into it. Never giving up is a quality of a successful person. The people who do give up then do mundane jobs under these successful entrepreneurs. Either it's leisure or success, you can never have both.
Anyone I'm with has to give me freedom. I like to be with someone who has character and style and someone who is very understanding.
While looking for a partner, everyone has their own opinions. Here Leonardo is expressing his' saying he wants someone who has their personality and gives him his freedom. Someone who is elegant and understanding. Someone who can be themselves without imposing their personality on the other person.
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Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don't blame it on anything or anyone.
We often underestimate our true capabilities. It is easy to play the blame game whenever stuck in a bad situation, but it takes guts to take accountability. We have the power to change our situation, but we waste it in not taking responsibility for our actions instead of owning it.
Pay close attention to people who don't clap when you win. "To join the top 1% you have to do what the 99% won't.
Often people pretend to be your friend when they are not. Hence, it is important to know who our true friends are and who is really happy with our achievements. To outshine everyone else, it is obvious to do something which no one has thought of.
Enough is enough. The truth is our planet's alarm is now going off and it's time to wake up and take action.
Our planet is on the brink of an apocalypse. With all the resources being almost exhausted and a lot of animals getting endangered, it is difficult to save everything. If we don't move right now, it would be too late to protect our planet. Instead of finding habitual conditions on other planets, it would be better if those resources are utilized to save our planet instead.
Most of the time I do feel like I need someone else when I'm alone. But I can still get by with just my own company and that makes me a stronger person.
Anyone who enjoys their own company has a grasp on who you are. You know yourself well, and that will always prove as an advantage amidst tough situations. Anyone who enjoys their own company doesn't need anyone else to make them happy. They are self-sufficient.