DiCaprio appeared in the sitcom “Growing Pains” in the early 1990s and received his first Academy Award nomination for a supporting role in “What’s eat Gilbert Grape?” in 1993. It was around the time of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” and of course, “Titanic,” he really was known the world over as a teen idol. By 2002, however, DiCaprio was beginning to distinguish himself as more than a flash idol: working with two of the greatest directors of all time that year, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, on “Gangs of New” York” and “Catch me if you can.” He has become one of the most sought-after leading men in Hollywood.
I remember revisiting Netflix’s “The King” in 2019 and being quite impressed by Chalamet; at the time, I still hadn’t seen him in “Lady Bird” or much other than Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” where he played a younger version of Casey Affleck’s character. Since then, he’s become more and more popular with “Dune” and other roles and seems to be on his way to becoming a “next DiCaprio” star.
Zac Efron is another young actor who has encountered DiCaprio and received some career advice from him over the years. In 2008, they were photographed sitting next to each other at an NBA game, and Efron later said that DiCaprio invite him to breakfast, tried to make waffles but burned them and made pancakes instead. Talking to MTV News At the time, Efron said it best when he said, “I think the person who made the very wise choices was Leonardo DiCaprio. He was my definition of teen stardom because when I was growing up, the mold his face was everywhere. I think he’s since developed an incredible job.”
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