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Leonardo DiCaprio

In the last 1990's, it was fashionable to criticize DiCaprio's acting, because his fame from "The Titanic" made him seem common. The fact that someone appeals to the masses does not necessarily mean that he lacks real talent. I have seen eight of his films - "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", "Romeo and Juliet", "Titanic", "Gangs of New York", "The Aviator", "Blood Diamond", "The Departed" and "Inception". They were all worth watching, and some were even good enough to watch twice.

I read the Mel Gibson was going to make a medieval movie titled "Viking", and DiCaprio was going to star in it, but Gibson's strange behavior caused DiCaprio to back out of this project.

As this is about DiCaprio, and not about any one movie, I want to mention that DiCaprio's father was also in the entertainment industry. The DiCaprio family lived in Los Angeles. Leonardo's father was a comedian and also produced and distributed comic books. In the Middle Ages, children usually followed the same profession as their parents. This is less common today, but it still happens often that movie stars come from families of entertainers. Many of the greatest actors and actresses were the children, or the grandchildren, of people in the entertainment industry.