Dive into the literary world of Leonardo DiCaprio, Actor & Film Producer.

Leonardo DiCaprio is an acclaimed American actor and film producer, renowned for his dynamic acting skills and commitment to environmental activism. Born in 1974 in Los Angeles, California, DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials and series, but it was his performance in the film "This Boy's Life" and later in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" that established him as a talented young actor. He gained international fame with his role in "Titanic," which became a cultural phenomenon. Over the years, DiCaprio has taken on diverse roles in critically acclaimed films like "The Revenant," for which he won an Academy Award, "Inception," "The Wolf of Wall Street," and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Every single one of us has the power to make a difference and every action counts.❞ — Leonardo DiCaprio

Beyond his film career, DiCaprio is a voracious reader, often drawing upon books for both personal enjoyment and professional preparation. His roles frequently involve complex characters that require deep understanding and nuanced performances, which reading helps him achieve. DiCaprio is also known for his dedication to environmental issues, a passion that is reflected in his reading interests, particularly in works related to climate change and conservation. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports various environmental initiatives, showing his commitment to leveraging his influence for positive change.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Favorite Books

Last Updated: July 2024

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel captures the glamour and disillusionment of the Roaring Twenties through the tragic story of Jay Gatsby's obsession with a lost love.
Also recommended by:
Barack Obama  Neil deGrasse Tyson 

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Mann recounts his experiences as a climate scientist in the midst of the heated debate over global warming, detailing the development of the "hockey stick" graph and the political and scientific challenges he faced.
Also recommended by:
Bill Nye 

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

Hartmann's environmental book explores the crises facing our planet due to the depletion of ancient sunlight (fossil fuels), and offers solutions for creating a sustainable future through ecological and social change.

The Garden of Forking Paths

This short story from Borges' collection Ficciones is a metaphysical narrative that explores themes of time, decisions, and realities through the story of a Chinese professor and spy in World War I Europe who discovers a novel written by his ancestor that presents multiple outcomes from the same set of events.
Also recommended by:
Pope Francis 

Revolutionary Road

Yates' novel explores the disillusionment of suburban life in 1950s America, focusing on the unraveling marriage of Frank and April Wheeler as they struggle with unfulfilled dreams and societal expectations.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein argues that the climate crisis cannot be addressed without fundamentally transforming the global economic system, critiquing current capitalist structures that prioritize profit over environmental and social stability.
Also recommended by:
Greta Thunberg 

The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy

Climate scientist Michael Mann and cartoonist Tom Toles present a compelling critique of climate change denial, illustrating the urgent need for action to address global warming and its impacts on politics and society.
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