Leonardo DiCaprio, born in 1974, is one of the most famous actors of his generation. He gained international fame in 1997 by starring in James Cameron's film Titanic, alongside Kate Winslet, becoming one of the most influential actors of his generation. Throughout his career he has collaborated with directors such as the aforementioned Cameron, Baz Luhrmann, Danny Boyle, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes, Sam Raimi, Woody Allen, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Quentin Tarantino and above all Martin Scorsese, with whom he has formed a professional partnership since 2002, considering him his mentor.
In 2016 he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hugh Glass in Iñárritu's Revenant. Other accolades include seven Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globes out of thirteen nominations, a Screen Actors Guild Award out of twelve nominations, a BAFTA Award out of six nominations, and two Critics Choice Awards out of eight nominations. In 2014 he was appointed Messenger of Peace by the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, while in 2016 he was listed by Time magazine in first place among the 100 most influential people on the planet, in the icon category.