Leonardo DiCaprio Admitted Life Felt Different After ‘Titanic’: ‘My Name Wasn’t Me Anymore’

In the early 1990s, Leonardo DiCaprio was a promising young star. As a teen, he earned his first Academy Award nod for 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. But despite the success of that film and 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, the actor’s breakthrough role was still ahead of him. And he once acknowledged just how much the 1997 release of Titanic changed his life.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards | HAL GARB/AFP

Leonardo DiCaprio was a rising star in the mid-1990s

Despite the movie star he’d become, DiCaprio’s first few roles weren’t on the big screen. Instead, he was mostly known for television. The actor appeared in episodes of The New Lassie, The Mickey Mouse Club, daytime soap Santa Barbara, and the 1990-1991 Parenthood series. Then, finally, he landed a main role on the hit sitcom Growing Pains for its seventh and final season.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Admitted Life Felt Different After ‘Titanic’: ‘My Name Wasn’t Me Anymore’

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