Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s. He began his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3, whilst his first major film release was in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy's Life alongside Robert De Niro. DiCaprio was praised for his supporting role in the drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape, which earned him an Best Supporting Actor nomination. He gained public recognition with leading roles in the drama The Basketball Diaries and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet, before achieving international fame with James Cameron's epic romance Titanic, earning him his first Drama Golden Globe Award. The film also became the highest grossing movie to that point.\nSince the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres.