Online Casino Gambling and Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio seems to enjoy making films on sensitive and problematic issues. His performance as a mentally handicapped brother to Johnny Depp in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" in 1993, his portrayal of the obsessed Frank Abagnale in "Catch Me If You Can", and his performances as Danny Archer in "Blood Diamond" and Howard Hughes in "The Aviator" all serve as witnesses to the kinds of characters he portrays.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Leonardo DiCaprio should decide to star in a film about online casino gambling, a subject and an area of gambling which is greatly worrying the U.S. government.

Some Background on Leonardo DiCaprio

Born November 11, 1974, Leonardo DiCaprio grew up in Echo Park, at that time a rather seedy area of Los Angeles dominated by drugs. His parents divorced when he was about one year old, and his mother worked several jobs to support him.

Leonardo DiCaprio's acting career took off in 1992 when he portrayed Toby Wolff in "This Boy's Life", co-starring with Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin, but his name became a Hollywood byword when he starred in the film "Titanic". He has been nominated several times for the Best Actor Award by Golden Globe and the Academy Awards.

Apart from his Hollywood career, Leonardo DiCaprio is a dedicated environmentalist. He flies commercial flights rather than a private jet, drives a hybrid car and uses solar panels for energy in his home. He works with former Vice President Al Gore to promote awareness of global warming all over the world.

The Online Casino Gambling Film

The new film on the subject of online casino gambling is not only starring Leonardo DiCaprio but he is also producing it. His production company, Appian Way, will be producing the film.

At this time, the film is still untitled and all we know about it is that it is about the world of online casinos based out of Costa Rica. The screen writers are Brian Koppelman and David Levein who also wrote the screen plays for "Rounders" and "Oceans 13" - both of which are all about casinos and gambling.

From the popularity of the above two films plus the original "Oceans 11", "Casino", and "21", it seems that everyone likes films about casinos so why not make a film about online casino gambling which is a huge global business today.

With Leonardo DiCaprio as its star, the online casino gambling film will undoubtedly be a hit.