The role that first started to get a young Leo noticed, and earn him his first Oscar nomination, was that of Arnie Grape, the younger brother of Johnny Depp's titular Gilbert in this sweet 1993 film. Depp was the bigger name at the time, and while he's good in the movie it's DiCaprio who completely steals the show. Arnie is developmentally disabled, and DiCaprio fully captures that in a range of tics and quirks, but also makes sure to give the character a real innocent charm - whether it's climbing the water tower, fighting with his brother, or not fully understanding what is going on around him - which provides the movie with its considerable heart.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.