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The incredibly successful career of Leonardo DiCaprio, 6-time Oscar nominee who finally looks like he's going to win

Published by Business Insider on Thu, 18 Feb 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most recognized actors of his generation.The 41-year-old started acting in commercials when he was 14 and soon made his mark on TV shows.The actor landed his first Oscar nomination when he was 19 and shot to superstardom, causing "Leo Mania" with his portrayal of Jack Dawson in "Titanic."Since then, he's earned a total of six nominations, but he's never won.His snubshave become a running joke among fans. Some have created"Sad Leo" memes, and one fan even createda computer gamedevoted to the subject.But with his portrayal of Henry Glass in "The Revenant," it looks like this might be the year DiCaprio snags the elusive ' and well-deserved ' Oscar.With the Oscars taking placeFebruary 28, here's a look back at his memorablecareer:SEE ALSO:Someone made a hilarious game about Leonardo DiCaprio never getting an OscarLeonardo DiCaprio began his career acting in television ads, particularly after landing one for Matchbox cars when he was 14.Youtube Embed:http://www.youtube.com/embed/H2PBwRszm2A'rel=0Width: 800pxHeight: 600px(Source: People, Business Insider)His first role was in the direct-to-video film "Critters 3," and he soon landed TV roles in the short-lived series "Parenthood," based on the movie of the same name, and other series including "The New Lassie," "Santa Barbara," and "Roseanne."(Source: New York Times, IMDB)He gained attention for his recurring role as a homeless kid in "Growing Pains" during the sitcom's seventh and final season.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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