Romeo + Juliet
In 1996, visionary director Baz Luhrmann cast DiCaprio in a modern remake of the greatest love story ever told. DiCaprio plays a dashing, disheveled Romeo, and actress Claire Danes is his star-crossed love, Juliet. This visually stunning adaptation of William Shakespeare's play incorporates the best and worst of modern times. Guns stand in for swords, but the sentiment stays true. DiCaprio's intensity makes this story sizzle as hot as it did 400 years ago.