Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, California, and grew up in a dangerous neighborhood. Leonardo DiCaprio had trouble finding friends; as Leonardo DiCaprio once told Parade about his childhood, “I never belonged.” After getting a few commercials as a kid, Leonardo DiCaprio landed a role on the sitcom Growing Pains at 17; Robert De Niro cast him in This Boy’s Life and he’s been an A-list movie star ever since.
Leonardo DiCaprio And Kate Winslet
Jack and Rose are gone, but Leo and Kate's friendship lives on.
Kate Winslet said she "couldn't stop crying" when she recently reunited with old friend Leonardo DiCaprio after three years apart.
The "Titanic" co-stars were able to get together in person in Los Angeles after a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic and cherished their time together.
When the two Oscar winning actors reunited in Los Angeles after nearly three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was emotional.
"I couldn't stop crying," Winslet told The Guardian. "I've known him for half my life! It's not as if I've found myself in New York or he's been in London and there's been a chance to have dinner or grab a coffee and a catchup. We haven't been able to leave our countries. Like so many friendships globally, we've missed each other because of Covid."
She also reflected on how young they were when they filmed "Titanic."
"I turned 21 on that shoot, and Leo turned 22," she said wistfully according to the outlet.
Winslet, now 46, and DiCapario, 47, have both done pretty well for themselves in the 25 years since they met on the ship set.
"He's my friend, my really close friend," Winslet said. "We're bonded for life."
The two first starred together as Jack and Rose in the blockbuster 1997 film "Titanic," and later as husband and wife in the 2008 film "Revolutionary Road."
It's been nearly 25 years since the two starred as Jack and Rose in "Titanic" in 1997, which at the time, became the highest-grossing movie of all time before it was surpassed by "Avatar," another film directed by James Cameron.
They have been forever linked since the iconic film and also starred together as husband and wife in the 2008 movie "Revolutionary Road," which earned Winslet a Golden Globe in 2009 for best actress in a motion picture drama.
Winslet, 46, and DiCaprio, 47, have known each other since they were in their early twenties and launched into mega stardom by "Titanic."
"I turned 21 on that shoot, and Leo turned 22,” she told The Guardian.
DiCaprio was famously miserable during the intensive production of the film.
"I remember! I remember that he was!" Winslet said. "It wasn’t pleasant for any of us, but we were all in it together. Though he had way more days off than I ever bloody did. I guess I was raised to be grateful and just get on with it.
"I didn’t feel it was my right to be miserable, and if I was miserable I certainly would not have let a journalist know. There is no way I would have let that slip!”
One of the most recent public reunions between Winslet and DiCaprio came in 2017 for DiCaprio's annual auction gala in Saint-Tropez, France for his foundation. "Titanic" villain Billy Zane also joined them at the event.
Winslet and DiCaprio also had "Titanic" fans swooning in 2016 when they reunited on the red carpet at the Oscars, where Winslet was later shown having a beautiful reaction when DiCaprio took home his first Oscar for his performance in "The Revenant."
No one disputes the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of his generation’s finest actors, if not the finest. His talents have allowed him to play a wide range of characters, from Gilbert Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? to Jack in the blockbuster Titanic to Calvin Candie in Django Unchained. He finally won his first Academy Award (after five nominations) for The Revenant in 2016 and now appears in Don’t Look Up opposite Jennifer Lawrence, hitting Netflix on December 24.
While his movie career is one of the most esteemed on the planet, his romantic life has been, shall we say, occasionally mocked. There’s a prevailing joke that he only dates blonde models (and actresses, periodically) and a Reddit user even created a graph that presumably proves he’s never publicly dated a woman over the age of 25, even as he’s currently pushing 50. DiCaprio is also notoriously private about his private life, never mentioning girlfriends in interviews. “I liked it when you went to see a movie and you didn’t know everything about the actor,”