Academy Award winner, an artist par excellence, and a Humanitarian, Leonardo DiCaprio is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood and beyond. He has worked in more than 69 movies to date, a lot of which pertain to the biographical and period drama genre. Leo began his career in the 1980s, when he started acting in multiple TV commercials as a young artist.Currently, Leonardo DiCaprio is known for a lot of things, from mega-blockbuster movies to his dedication towards climate action.
However, in this blog, we will be focusing on one of Leo’s most constant companions - his eyewear. DiCaprio’s onscreen and offscreen looks comprise an array of stylish glasses and sunglasses, which have attained a cult following among fans. So, without further ado, let us check out some of the best Leonardo DiCaprio glasses and sunglasses!
A Brief on Leonardo DiCaprio’s Filmography
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11th, 1974, to an Italian mother and a German father. Dicaprio’s acting stint started when he was just 2 years old and began performing on stage at a performance festival. Thereafter, Leo never looked back and went on to become one of the most recognised actors, globally. The young Leonardo received his Hollywood break in the 1993 movie - ‘This Boy’s Life’ alongside Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin. Then, Leo went on to receive critical acclaim and earn a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his role as a developmentally disabled boy in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ released in 1993.
But, Leo stepped into international stardom in 1996 with his movie ‘Romeo + Juliet.’ And finally came Titanic in 1997, a movie etched in pop culture and cinema history as a behemoth. Leonardo’s role as Jack made him a household name not only in America and the United Kingdom but worldwide. Thereafter, DiCaprio acted in numerous films, which garnered both critical and commercial success.
Some of his pioneering works include Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Inception (2010), Shutter Island (2010), The Great Gatsby (2013), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Don’t Look Up (2021), and more. Leo received his first Academy Award in the Best Actor category for his role as the American fur-trapper and bear attack survivor - Hugh Glass - in ‘The Revenant’ (2015.) The upcoming movie of Leonardo DiCaprio - ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ - is set to be released on 6th October 2023.
Well, after a brief overview of Leo’s filmography, it is now time to delve into the crux of the topic and check out some of his best eyewear moments from some of his celebrated movies.
Top 5 Most Iconic DiCaprio Sunglasses and Glasses
1.Leonardo’s Sunglasses in ‘Catch Me If You Can’
Released in 2002, Catch Me If You Can is a biographical comedy crime-drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, and directed by Steven Spielberg. In the movie, Leo plays the role of a skilled forger who, before even turning 21, forges millions of dollars worth of checks while posing as a doctor, a lawyer, and a Pan Am pilot. The main plot revolves around a seasoned FBI agent (Tom Hanks) obsessively tracking down the con man, with the latter only seems to revel in the pursuit.
Catch Me If You Can received critical and commercial success, receiving two Academy Award nominations and earning USD 352.1 million worldwide. In the above snippet, Leonardo can be seen emulating a Pan Am pilot and flaunting classy aviator sunglasses. Surrounded by swooning air hostesses, the image aptly reflects the charm of Frank Abagnale Jr, the conman, and the acting prowess of Leonardo DiCaprio, the actor.
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2.Leonardo DiCaprio’s Sunglasses in The Aviator
Released in 2004, The Aviator is an epic biographical film and another monumental collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the aviation magnate and billionaire film producer - Howard Huges - during the 1920s to 1950s. It captures his rise as an eccentric billionaire and the gradual downfall due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
The movie garnered positive critical and commercial response, earning USD 214 million on a budget of USD 110 million and winning eleven Oscar nominations. In fact, The Aviator won the Best Oscar for Costume Design. The costume designer meticulously reproduced the era’s unrestrained opulence and styled the artists to reflect the glittery sheen of Hollywood from the 1920s to the 1940s. Well, the crisp business ensembles donned by Leonardo along with stylish aviator sunglasses are enough to impress us!
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3.Leo’s Crisp Black Sunnies in The Wolf of Wall Street
Released in 2013, The Wolf of Wall Street is another epic biographical black comedy-crime film featuring the Scorsese and Dicaprio duo. In the movie, Leo plays the role of Jordan Belfort and showcases the career of the American stockbroker in New York City and how his firm - Stratton Oakmont - was engaged in rampant corruption, which eventually led to his downfall. The film attained 5 Oscar nominations, including that of The Best Actor for Dicaprio.
In The Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio’s charismatic performance is complemented by his choice of eyewear. In the above snippet, Leo AKA Jordan Belfort, can be seen wearing a crisp white polo T-shirt and black sunglasses. The look exudes class and luxury.
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4.Leonardo DiCaprio’s Sunglasses in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Released in 2018, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a comedy-drama film starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt, and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film revolves around a faded television actor (Leo) and his stunt double (Pitt) and their efforts to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 LA. The movie features multiple storylines and is an absolute treat to watch. It has an ensemble cast and includes names like Margot Robie, Austin Butler, Emile Hersch, Dakota Fanning, and Al Pacino in supporting roles.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood grossed USD 374 million and earned 10 Oscar nominations, winning two. Brad Pitt’s sunglasses in the film became incredibly popular, but we cannot get over DiCaprio’s super stylish sunnies, as well. In the above Instagram snippet, Leo can be seen flaunting stylish brown sunglasses!
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5.Leonardo Dicaprio’s Glasses in Don’t Look Up
Released in 2021, Don’t Look Up is an American apocalyptic satire comedy directed by Adam McKay. Along with Leonardo DiCaprio, the movie has an ensemble cast, which includes Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothee Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and more.
The plot revolves around the story of two astronomers (Leo and Lawrence) attempting to warn humanity about an approaching comet about to destroy humanity. However, the crux of the film is a satire of government, media, and political indifference to the impending climate crisis. In the above snippet, Leonardo DiCaprio can be seen wearing round glasses and emulating the typical scientific attire.
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So, there we have it, the 5 most iconic glasses and sunglasses worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in his movies. If you want eyewear inspired by the celebrated artist, the massive collection at Specscart will not let you down. From runway-ready sunglasses to sophisticated glasses, we have “a frame for every game!”