Best Characters Played by Leonardo Dicaprio

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The Top Ten

1 Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Absolutely right!

Best Di Caprio acting

This is a great example of Leonardo DiCaprio's acting skill, because Jordan Belfort is such a jerk all throughout the movie and you hate his guts, but at the same time you love him just because of DiCaprio's masterful portrayal of the character.

Leonardo DiCaprio absolutely vanished into his character in this movie! He is such an amazing actor, and he shines in this movie!

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2 Billy Costigan (The Departed)

Billy Costigan is by far the best DiCaprio character. The amount of emotion DiCaprio gets through in this role is out of this world. Way better than even Jordan Belfort.

You cannot get a better performance from someone depicting a "troubled cop", always on the edge and insecurity written all over his face. His expressions in the movie and some of the scenes are out of this world. You have to look at all his scenes with Jack and Vera in the movie.

Not the best film he has been in but definitely his best performance

3 Cobb (Inception)

I would have voted for Jack Dawson, but Cobb is so much more of a deeper character. He blames himself for his wife's death, and is driven by a desire to be with his children. He has flaws, but tries to put these right

Just a really interesting person, like Indiana Jones, except more confusing. - booklover1

Couldn't have asked for a better sci-fi dream film

4 Jack Dawson (Titanic)

I fell in love with DiCaprio when I saw that movie! Every girl wants to be in love with someone like Jack! Every girl wants to be loved by someone like him! Jack is the perfect guy! The guy who gives his life for his lover...

this is a great movie.
Although I didn't cry, I thought it was a very sad movie - Ajkloth

Brought every girl to tears - MatrixGuy

Just have to say I love this movie but it's not dicaprios very best. For example "Catch me if you can" is a better movie, but Jack Dawson is still his best character. No doubt

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5 Calvin Candie (Django Unchained)

Definitely his most quirky and villainous character...comical darkness. Leo has to extend himself in this Tarantino film...and nails it.

I hated that Kristolph Waltz won supporting actor when there was a better supporting performance in the same movie! (not hating on Waltz, its just that his character was pretty similar to his IB character).

Top tier performance

Candie land is forever!

6 Danny Archer (Blood Diamonds)

Great Performance. Nailed the accent. Built himself up and looks different for this part. Fascinating character and should have won the Oscar for this performance.

He lost to Forest Whitaker his 3rd Oscar Nomination - MatrixGuy

7 Howard Hughes (The Aviator)

Bringing to life the famous American Aviator brought his 2nd Oscar nomination - MatrixGuy

8 Frank Abagnale Jr. (Catch Me If You Can )

Did you know it's based on a real person. I love his character.

That man was awesome... I cannot believe that is a true story!

Such an underrated performance in an underrated movie

Frank is a real character! I love him! What he did... Wow...

9 Teddy Daniels (Shutter Island)

The best perfomance of dicaprio...

10 Arnie Grape (What's Eating Gilbert Grape)

At the age of 19 he got an Oscar Nomination for supporting actor - MatrixGuy

He was great! He should have won the oscar for this role!

The Contenders

11 Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)

He played a realistic performance in the doomed couple - MatrixGuy

12 Hugh Glass Hugh Glass Hugh Glass was an American frontiersman, fur trapper and trader, hunter, and explorer. He is best known for his story of survival and retribution, after being left for dead by companions when he was mauled by a grizzly bear.

A badass

13 Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby) Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)

Jay Gatsby makes the movie. Leonardo DiCaprio is amazing.

The best Gatsby ever! Yes the Best!

14 Amsterdam Vallon (Gangs of New York)
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Jack Dawson (Titanic)
2. Cobb (Inception)
3. Howard Hughes (The Aviator)
1. Billy Costigan (The Departed)
2. Calvin Candie (Django Unchained)
3. Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)
1. Howard Hughes (The Aviator)
2. Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)
3. Danny Archer (Blood Diamonds)

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