Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio in 1975.Peter Fleming—Retna Ltd./Corbis
Leonardo DiCaprio
Baby Leonardo DiCaprio and Mother
Leonardo DiCaprio with his mother, Irmelin, and father, George, in Los Angeles in 1976.
From left: Leonardo DiCaprio and his stepbrother, Adam Ferrer, in Los Angeles in 1978.
Leonardo DiCaprio in 1989.
Leonardo DiCaprio in Los Angeles in Aug. 1990.
Leonardo DiCaprio in a promotional still for Parenthood, c. 1990.
From left: Max Elliott Slade, as Kevin Buckman, and Leonardo DiCaprio, as Garry Buckman, in a promotional still for Parenthood, c. 1990.
From left: Leonardo DiCaprio, as Luke Brower, and Kirk Cameron, as Mike Seaver, in a still from Growing Pains in 1991.
Leonardo DiCaprio, c. 1991.
Leonardo DiCaprio during the 1992 MTV Rock n Jock Basketball in Irvine, Calif. on Sept. 19, 1992.
Leonardo DiCaprio during the 1992 MTV Rock n Jock Basketball in Irvine, Calif. on Sept. 19, 1992.
Leonardo DiCaprio, c. 1992.
Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of Benny & Joon in Los Angeles on March 25, 1993.
Leonardo DiCaprio in Hollywood, Calif. on Oct. 22, 1993.
Screening of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" - December 12, 1993
Leonardo DiCaprio in 1994.
Leonardo DiCaprio during the 66th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 21, 1994.
Leonardo DiCaprio in 1994.
From left: Leonardo DiCaprio and Dennis Hopper in New York City on April 2, 1994.
Leonardo DiCaprio in New York City in 1995.
From left: Mark Wahlberg and Leonard DiCaprio attend the film premiere of The Basketball Diaries in New York City in 1995.
Leonardo DiCaprio in 1975.
Peter Fleming—Retna Ltd./Corbis
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See the Evolution of a Young Leonardo DiCaprio

With the momentum garnered by wins at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, and ample talk of the grueling preparations for his role in The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio is preparing for what may be—if it materializes as expected—his biggest moment ever: recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor. But long before he was a twinkle in Alejandro Iñárritu's eye, he was a babe in his mother's arms, a sandy-haired child actor mugging for promotional shots and a young dreamboat papering the walls of tween-age bedrooms.

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