The performance has a sharp, desperate intensity from beginning to end." Di Caprio's first effort of 1995 was Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead, a western film.
He gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and the romantic drama Romeo Juliet (1996).
He achieved international fame as a star in James Cameron's epic romance Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film of all time to that point.
Di Caprio's debut film role was in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3, in which he played the stepson of an evil landlord, a role that Di Caprio described as "your average, no-depth, standard kid with blond hair." Di Caprio made his big screen breakthrough in 1992, when he was handpicked by Robert De Niro out of 400 young actors to play the lead role in This Boy's Life adapted from Tobias Wolff's memoir of the same name.
He played opposite De Niro, who was acting as his stepfather, and Ellen Barkin as his mother.
Rihanna and Leo Di Caprio should be a perfect match -- neither's into settling down with one person for too long -- but now that they're banging ... We got pics of Ri Ri and Leo getting cozy recently at her birthday party -- which he helped organize -- and sources at the bash tell us one thing was clear ... We're told Leo is affectionate enough -- they engaged in plenty of PDA -- but he could barely get a moment to himself.