Leonardo DiCaprio is the go-to actor for essentially any prestigious movie that's meant to connect with both audiences and critics, having worked with the biggest names in the game ― we're talking Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood. See? Everyone.
He’s played characters ranging from a nasty villain with a sweet tooth in Django Unchained to important historical figures like Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover to one of the biggest names in American literature, the title character of The Great Gatsby (opening today!). One thing his roles have in common? Not a whole lot of them take place in the present.
Yep, it turns out that Leo is a big fan of the period piece, as he’s embodied characters who hail from at least four different centuries, from 17th century France to the pre-Civil War American South to the Wild West and, yes, a few more modern offerings. So in honor of his detour in the Roaring Twenties today, we decided to track Leo on his journey through time throughout his cinematic career... (in chronological order, of course).
The Man in the Iron Mask
Gangs of New York
The Quick and The Dead
The Great Gatsby
Catch Me If You Can
The Basketball Diaries
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
The Wolf of Wall Street (upcoming)
Romeo + Juliet
(but a very weird and old-timey 1996)
A Very Futuristic 2011
With a planned retirement from the acting life after his next film, The Wolf of Wall Street, this might be the last we see of Leo's time traveling. Let's hope he changes his mind and makes it all the way back to the Renaissance... or medieval times... or even the Stone Ages...
Which of Leo's stops in history is your favorite?