Di Caprio's portrayals of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004) and Hugh Glass in The Revenant (2015) won him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and his role as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) won him the award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He also won his first Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for his performance in The Revenant.
He starred in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy's Life (1993), and was praised for his supporting role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
He gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and the romantic drama Romeo Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron's epic romance Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film of all time until Cameron's science fiction film Avatar (2009) overtook it.
was about man's relationship to the natural world," he declared.
He was acclaimed for his performances in the political war thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006), the espionage thriller Body of Lies (2008), the drama Revolutionary Road (2008), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), the science fiction thriller Inception (2010), the biographical film J.
Edgar (2011), the western Django Unchained (2012), and the period drama The Great Gatsby (2013).
The actor ended his speech on a thought provoking note, adding, "Let us not take this planet for granted.
I do not take tonight for granted." Di Caprio brought his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, to the awards show, but on the red carpet, Winslet was his date!