He is now one of the biggest heartthrobs in Hollywood and arguably one of the most talented actors on the silver screen, but DiCaprio got his start as a teenager, with a notable role in Roseanne and a recurring role on Growing Pains. DiCaprio's break through role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. in which he portrayed a handicapped teenager. certainly didn't set him up as a sex symbol, it would be several years and two key films which would see this happen, Romeo + Juliet and a little known epic called Titanic.
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