Oscar® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Titanic") and two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks ("Philadelphia," "Forrest Gump") engage in a game of cat and mouse in "Catch Me If You Can," under the direction of three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan," "Schindler's List").
Frank W. Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline-all before his 21st birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) had made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO (Frank Abagnale) is an Academy Award®-nominated actor, and also the star of the top-grossing movie of all time. In 1994, he earned both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role as a mentally handicapped young man in Lasse Hallström's "What's Eating Gilbert Grape. " His performance also brought him awards from the National Board of Review and the Chicago Film Critics Association. He received his second Golden Globe nomination in 1997 for his starring role in James Cameron's Academy Award®-winning Best Picture "Titanic. "
Born in Hollywood, California, DiCaprio began performing while still in elementary school. Following work in commercials and daytime television, he landed a regular role on the series "Parenthood. " The following year, he joined the cast of the hit ABC sitcom "Growing Pains. "
DiCaprio landed his first major feature film part when director Michael Caton-Jones cast him in the coveted role of Tobias Wolff in his big screen adaptation of Wolff's autobiographical drama "This Boy's Life. " Starring opposite Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin, DiCaprio earned praise for his compelling performance as a boy who must endure his stepfather's abuse.
DiCaprio's award-winning turn in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" came next, followed by starring roles in three very diverse films, all released in 1995: Sam Raimi's Western "The Quick and the Dead," with Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman; Jim Carroll's harrowing autobiographical story of drug addition, "The Basketball Diaries"; and Agnieszka Holland's film version of the Christopher Hampton play "Total Eclipse. "
The following year, DiCaprio again appeared in multiple features, first starring as Romeo, opposite Claire Danes as Juliet, in Baz Luhrmann's updated screen adaptation of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. " He then joined an all-star ensemble cast, including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro, in "Marvin's Room. "
In 1997, DiCaprio starred in "Titanic," James Cameron's blockbuster about the ill-fated maiden voyage of the doomed ship, which went on to shatter every box office record and win the Oscar® and Golden Globe for Best Picture. His subsequent film credits include Woody Allen's "Celebrity," "The Beach" and dual roles in "The Man in the Iron Mask. "
In addition to "Catch Me If You Can," DiCaprio also stars this holiday season in Martin Scorsese's period crime drama "Gangs of New York," with Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson.
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