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The Leonardo DiCaprio Character Timeline

From 17th century France to present day, Leo's roles have spanned history.

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1660s: The Man in the Iron Mask

As Louis XIV, badass king of France.
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As Louis XIV, badass king of France.

1850s: Django Unchained

As Calvin Candie, the owner of a plantation called Candyland.
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As Calvin Candie, the owner of a plantation called Candyland.

1860s: Gangs of New York

As Amsterdam Vallon, who returns home to seek revenge on the man who killed his father.
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As Amsterdam Vallon, who returns home to seek revenge on the man who killed his father.

1880s: The Quick and the Dead

As "The Kid," a participant in a gun duel.
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As "The Kid," a participant in a gun duel.

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1910s: Titanic

As Jack Dawson, the vagrant who finds love on the sinking Titanic.
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As Jack Dawson, the vagrant who finds love on the sinking Titanic.

1920s: The Great Gatsby

As the rich Jay Gatsby.
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As the rich Jay Gatsby.

1920s-1940s: The Aviator

As Howard Hughes, based on the real-life American aviator and film director.
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As Howard Hughes, based on the real-life American aviator and film director.

1950s: Revolutionary Road

As Frank Wheeler, one half of a frustrated suburban couple.
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As Frank Wheeler, one half of a frustrated suburban couple.

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1950s: Shutter Island

As U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels who is trying to hunt down an escaped mental patient.
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As U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels who is trying to hunt down an escaped mental patient.

1950s: This Boy's Life

As Toby Wolff, a young boy living with his kind of insane mother and scary stepdad.
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As Toby Wolff, a young boy living with his kind of insane mother and scary stepdad.

1960s: Catch Me If You Can

As Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist who fakes being a pilot.
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As Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist who fakes being a pilot.

1990s: Basketball Diaries

As Jim Carroll, a high school basketball star who struggles with drug addiction.
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As Jim Carroll, a high school basketball star who struggles with drug addiction.

2000s: The Departed

As Billy Costigan, an undercover cop investigating the mob.
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As Billy Costigan, an undercover cop investigating the mob.

The Leonardo DiCaprio role timeline...

Featuring his more epic, historical roles.

Featuring his more epic, historical roles.