Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. A shoe-in for both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his ‘Inception’ performance, and landing the top spot on the Forbes list of top grossing actors, Leonardo DiCaprio has had an incredible year.
Name: Leonardo DiCaprio
What Made Him Haute: With five Golden Globe nominations and one win along with three Oscar nods and 25 wins in other awards, this actor is a Hollywood staple. In the early 1990s, he broke out on the silver screen with his role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” soon after he stole the hearts of many girls alongside Kate Winslet in “Titanic.” In more recent years, DiCaprio took us on a wild ride with his performance in both “The Aviator” and “Catch Me If You Can.”
What Makes Him Haute Now: Sending shivers down our spines DiCaprio has outdone himself with performances in “Blood Diamond,” “Shutter Island” and “Inception.” Both “Shutter Island” and “Inception” were incredibly successful at the box office helping him make the top of the Forbes list of Top Grossing Actors in 2010 with $1.1 billion. His role in “Inception” didn’t just help him make it to the top of the Forbes list, but his incredible performance puts him in the running (unofficially) for best actor in this year’s Golden Globes and Academy Awards. He is already making big plans for 2011 and is set to star in Clint Eastwood’s next film, “J.Edgar,” alongside Judi Dench.