Best Leonardo DiCaprio Characters

I point here to the characters played, not to the movies.
The Top Ten
1 Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

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!

2 Billy Costigan (The Departed)

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.

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.

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 deep 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.

Great character. Hard not to vote for this one if you have seen this movie.

4 Jack Dawson (Titanic) Jack Dawson is a fictional character created by James Cameron for the 1997 film Titanic. He is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio.

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...

Love it! Love it! Love it! It's the best movie I've seen. The first time I saw it, I was in 3rd grade and I loved it. That role made me love Leonardo!

5 Calvin Candie (Django Unchained)

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

Top tier performance

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

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.

7 Howard Hughes (The Aviator)

Bringing to life the famous American Aviator brought his second Oscar nomination.

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

Great. He was surprisingly very talented at such a young age and delivered a very smart and determined character.

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!

9 Arnie Grape (What's Eating Gilbert Grape)

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

10 Teddy Daniels (Shutter Island)
The Contenders
11 Hugh Glass (The Revenant)
12 Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)
13 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)
15 Rick Dalton (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
16 Derek (Don's Plum)
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