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Leo before Wall Street

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Leo is no stranger to iconic roles, having graced our screens in various guises since he was a teenager. In fact, his fresh-faced allure was something of a pop culture stalwart in the 1990s. Whether he was howling his love for Kate on Titanic or pouting beatifically on a Romeo + Juliet poster, DiCaprio fever was hard to miss.

He narrowly missed out on this year's Oscar award for Best Actor for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, so come remind yourself of some of Leo's most memorable roles (and hairstyles - no one did the bowl cut better):

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    Leo as a fresh-faced youngster in ABC sitcom Growing Pains in 1992.

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    A few months later, cinema great Robert DeNiro picked the 18-year-old out from hundreds of hopefuls to make his breakthrough in This Boy's Life.

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    A year on and Leo delivered a stellar performance as an austistic teenager in What's Eating Gilbert Grape alongside a (very young) Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis.

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    He then reclaimed his token bowl cut to shoot a few hoops - and showcase the gritty decline of drug addiction - in 1995 Jim Carroll biopic The Basketball Diaries.

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    It was a case of kaleidoscope colours and tropical Hawaiian shirts as Leo turned star-crossed lover in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 re-imagining of Romeo + Juliet, co-starring Claire Danes.

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    Leo-Mania kicked off in a serious way in 1997, as the actor took on yet another ill-fated lover role - opposite his aristocratic crush Kate Winslet in James Cameron blockbuster Titanic.

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    Mr DiCaprio proved he could work the long-haired regal look as good as the next man, embracing all things pomp and circumstance to play tyrannous King Louis XIV - and his secret twin brother Philippe - in 1998's The Man In The Iron Mask.

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    Summoning up a fair dose of brawn and with a spear or two handy, he next explored his atavistic tendencies in Thailand-based adventure flick The Beach, adapted from Alex Garland's best-selling book.

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    Muscle followed muscle as Leo bared his knuckles like a pro for Martin Scorsese's 2002 thriller Gangs Of New York. We especially love the hint of a goatee.

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    Everyone's favourite pilot donned a pair of aviator shades and turned lothario conman in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can - based on the real-life escapades of Frank Abagnale Jr.

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    More jet set chic followed with 2004 Scorsese flick The Aviator. Leo played aviation pioneer Howard Hughes and won a Golden Globe for his efforts.

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    Leo delved into the murky world of gem smuggling in Sierra Leone for 2006 thriller Blood Diamond.

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    2008 saw him team up with Kate Winslet once more - and get suited and booted in a few Mad Men-style numbers - for Sam Mendes' adaptation of Revolutionary Road.

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    Toting a gun once more in Christopher Nolan's 2010 sci-fi hit Inception. Leo played spy/thief Dom Cobb, who is tasked with planting ideas in other people's subconscious.

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    Leo's last pre-Gatsby appearance was as sadistic slave owner Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino's biggest box office hit to date, Django Unchained.