2003 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize

Dan Winters

for The New York Times Magazine

02 November, 2002

Leonardo DiCaprio starred in two major films in 2002. Martin Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York' and Steven Spielberg's 'Catch Me if You Can' opened within five days of each other at the end of the year. In the first, set in 1860s New York, DiCaprio plays a young Irish man out to avenge the death of his father. The second is based on the story of a real-life teenage con artist. After the hype surrounding Titanic in 1997, DiCaprio appeared to slip from public favor and critical esteem, and for a while took something of a background role. Appearing in two major films, released so close together, shot him back into the limelight.

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Dan Winters

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