6. Catch Me If You Can
Playing Frank Abagnale Jr., a teenage con artist, DiCaprio manages to take us on a very realistic journey where his character is constantly on the run, outwitting an FBI agent.
7. The Departed
A gripping film set in Boston, the story takes place around an Irish mafia mob. The boss plants a mole in the police, who in turn plant a mole in the gang, played by DiCaprio. It is a race against time as everyone is intent on uncovering each other’s identities.
8. The Basketball Diaries
The movie is an adaptation of the poet Jim Carrol’s life story. DiCaprio portrays a basketball prodigy’s downward spiral into addiction with such force that we feel like we are a part of the entire journey, step by step.
9. Shutter Island
A psychological thriller directed by the talented Martin Scorsese, this will leave you with a lot of questions as you follow the complicated journey of DiCaprio’s character Edward Daniels.
10. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Perhaps one of his best performances, playing Arnie in this movie earned him his first Oscar nomination at only 19 years. He plays the character of a mentally disable child so well, that we feel every emotion and frustration just as his character does.
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