Leonardo DiCaprio: Child star to actor icon

Leonardo DiCaprio young

When Leonardo DiCaprio first appeared on our screens in 1990, no one had any idea they were watching the birth of the world's biggest movie stars.

Aged just 15, Leonardo was cast in the much-maligned TV spin-off of cult film Parenthood. The series was short-lived, but Leonardo's fame was anything but.

After a series of minor roles he shot to mega-stardom in 1996 when he was cast as the lead in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet.

Since then, Leo has starred in hit after hit, including Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Inception and The Great Gatsby.

These pictures chart Leonardo's journey from child star to film icon.

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