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Leonardo DiCaprio is going places

india Updated: Jan 03, 2007 17:42 IST
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With two Golden Globe nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio’s career is on a roll 
He has done it again. The 32-year-old actor has been nominated twice in the Best Actor category at the Golden Globes for his roles in The Departed and Blood Diamond.

Last year he had Best Actor nominations at every major award show: The Golden Globes, the BAFTAS and the Oscars for The Aviator. He took home the Golden Globe.

The actor has come a long way since he sailed on to Indian screens as Jack Dawson in Titanic, which has become something of a staple on desi channels on New Year’s Eve.

And with The Departed getting rave reviews when it screened in India, we are all rooting for Leo to take home the Golden Globes and hopefully the Oscar.

» Was named after the Italian artist Leonardo because he kicked inside his mother’s belly as she stood in front of a painting by Da Vinci in Italy.

» At the age of five, he appeared on television series, Romper Room, and was almost fired for misbehaving.

» It was on the sets of Parenthood in 1989 that he met Tobey Maguire, who remains his best friend today.

» His first Academy Award nomination was at the age of 19 for portraying a mentally handicapped boy in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).

» In 1997, E! Online called him the most gorgeous celebrity on the planet. Kate Winslet deemed him the "most beautiful man on earth."