LEONARDO DiCAPRIO (Jay Gatsby) is an award-winning actor and a three-time Academy Award® nominee. DiCaprio most recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's film “Django Unchained,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for his work. Prior to “Django Unchained,” he starred in the title role in “J. Edgar” under the direction of Clint Eastwood. He received Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for his work in the film. Additionally, he starred in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster “Inception,” and Martin Scorsese’s dramatic thriller “Shutter Island.” DiCaprio recently completed filming "The Wolf of Wall Street," his fifth film under the direction of Scorsese, due out later this year.
DiCaprio earned his latest Oscar® nod in 2007 for his performance in Edward Zwick’s drama “Blood Diamond,” also receiving Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award® nominations for his work in the film. That same year, he garnered Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award and SAG Award® nominations for his role in the Oscar®-winning Best Picture “The Departed,” directed by Scorsese. He also shared in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as a member of the ensemble cast of “The Departed.”
He previously earned an Academy Award® nomination for his performance in Scorsese’s acclaimed 2004 biopic “The Aviator.” DiCaprio’s portrayal of Howard Hughes in that film also brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as Critics’ Choice and BAFTA Award nominations. He was also honored with two SAG Award® nominations, one for Best Actor and another for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as part of the “The Aviator” cast.
In addition to his acting work, DiCaprio launched his own production company, Appian Way. Under the Appian Way banner, he wrote, produced and narrated the acclaimed environmentally themed documentary “The 11th Hour.” Among Appian Way’s other productions are the aforementioned “Shutter Island” and “The Aviator,” as well as “The Ides of March,” “Red Riding Hood,” “Orphan,” “Public Enemies” and the soon to be released “Out of the Furnace,” starring Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson, and “Runner, Runner,” starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck.
Born in Hollywood, California, DiCaprio started acting at the age of 14. His breakthrough feature film role came in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1993 screen adaptation of Tobias Wolff’s autobiographical drama “This Boy’s Life.” That same year, he co-starred in Lasse Hallström’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” earning his first Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for his performance as a mentally handicapped young man. In addition, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award for his work in the film.
In 1995, DiCaprio had starring roles in three very different films, beginning with Sam Raimi’s Western “The Quick and the Dead.” He also garnered praise for his performance as drug addict Jim Carroll in the harrowing drama “The Basketball Diaries,” and for his portrayal of disturbed pansexual poet Arthur Rimbaud in Agnieszka Holland’s “Total Eclipse.” The following year, DiCaprio starred in Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary screen adaptation of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. He also joined an all-star ensemble cast in “Marvin’s Room,” sharing in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance.
In 1997, DiCaprio starred opposite Kate Winslet in the blockbuster “Titanic,” for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. The film shattered every box office record on its way to winning 11 Oscars®, including Best Picture. His subsequent film work includes dual roles in “The Man in the Iron Mask”; “The Beach”; Woody Allen’s “Celebrity”; Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can,” receiving a Golden Globe nomination; “Gangs of New York,” his first film for director Martin Scorsese; Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies”; and Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,” which reunited DiCaprio with Winslet and brought him his seventh Golden Globe nomination.
DiCaprio is well known for his dedication to the environment on a global scale, producing creative projects such as the documentary “11th Hour,” spearheading numerous public awareness campaigns, and launching The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. DiCaprio serves on the boards of World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
TOBEY MAGUIRE (Nick Carraway) continues to garner both critical and commercial success in a career renowned for the actor’s ability to deliver standout performances in both big budget blockbusters as well as thought-provoking independents.
Maguire most recently appeared in Jacob Aaron Estes’ dark comedy film “The Details,” opposite Laura Linney, Ray Liotta, Kerry Washington and Elizabeth Banks. He will next be seen with Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet in the drama “Labor Day,” from director Jason Reitman, set for release this year.
Maguire has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the business. His credits include a riveting performance in Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman, for which he received a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination in 2010; Gary Ross’ “Seabiscuit,” which received seven Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture; and a stirring performance in Lasse Hallström’s “The Cider House Rules,” which also received seven Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture.
In 2007, Maguire reunited with director Sam Raimi for “Spider-Man 3,” which then held the record for the second-biggest opening weekend (domestic and worldwide) of all time as well as becoming the number one highest grossing film of 2007. In addition, the franchise is one of the most successful in film history, with a total worldwide box office of approximately 2.5 billion dollars.
Maguire’s other credits include Steven Soderbergh’s period drama “The Good German,” opposite George Clooney and Cate Blanchett; Curtis Hanson’s “Wonder Boys,” in which Maguire starred opposite Michael Douglas; Ang Lee’s “Ride with the Devil” and critically acclaimed “The Ice Storm”; Gary Ross’ “Pleasantville,” opposite Reese Witherspoon; Terry Gilliam’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”; Woody Allen’s literary satire “Deconstructing Harry”; and his breakthrough in Griffin Dunne’s 1996 Academy Award®-nominated short “Duke of Groove.”
Under his Material Pictures banner, Maguire has also produced a number of films, including last year’s “Rock of Ages,” starring Tom Cruise, as well as “Country Strong,” written and directed by Shana Feste and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. Among the company’s many projects currently in development are the Steven Knight-scripted “Pawn Sacrifice,” which tells the life story of American chess icon Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky; “Good People,” starring James Franco and to be directed by Henrik Ruben Genz; “Z For Zachariah,” to be directed by Craig Zobel; and “Robotech,” a sprawling sci-fi epic based on the popular television series, which Nic Mathieu is set to direct. The company will also produce an animal trafficking film project with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Tom Hardy’s Executive Options. In addition, Material Pictures will produce the sci-fi feature “5th Wave,” alongside GK Films, and “Cardboard,” an adaptation of Doug TenNapel’s graphic novel. Maguire’s first outing as a producer was the big-screen adaptation of David Benioff's novel The 25th Hour. The critically acclaimed film was directed by Spike Lee and stars Edward Norton.
CAREY MULLIGAN (Daisy Buchanan) is an Academy Award®-nominated actress who received a Best Actress nod for her work in “An Education.” Her performance also earned her a BAFTA Award, a British Independent Film Award, the London Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year, the National Board of Review Award, and nominations for both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG)® Awards. Written by Nick Hornby and directed by Lone Scherfig, “An Education” made its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Set in 1961 England, the film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina and Rosamund Pike.
Mulligan was most recently seen in 2011’s “Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender, and “Drive,” opposite Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston and Oscar Isaac, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and based on the James Sallis novel. Her performances in both films won her the Hollywood Film Award for Supporting Actress of the Year, as well as several other prestigious nominations. She stars again with Isaac and Justin Timberlake, in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a drama set in the world of New York’s folk music scene during the 1960s.
In September 2010, Mulligan starred in “Never Let Me Go,” based on the award-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, opposite Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley and under the direction of Mark Romanek. The film was featured at the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Mulligan also won a 2010 British Independent Film Award in the category of Best Actress for her performance in the film.
Also in September 2010, Mulligan appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,” the sequel to the 1987 film “Wall Street.” The film premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in May 2010.
Mulligan’s additional film credits include “Public Enemies,” “The Greatest,” “Brothers,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “And When Did You Last See Your Father?” with Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth.
On the stage, Mulligan starred in the Atlantic Theater Company’s 2011 production of “Through a Glass Darkly,” based on the Academy Award®-winning Ingmar Bergman film, adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton. The play ran an eight-week limited engagement off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop, and garnered her critical acclaim. It marked Mulligan’s return to the New York stage, following her Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.
ISLA FISHER (Myrtle Wilson) will soon be seen in the upcoming thriller from Louis Leterrier, “Now You See Me,” alongside Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo, followed by a comedy based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and also starring Jennifer Aniston and Tim Robbins.
She was most recently seen with Kirsten Dunst and Rebel Wilson in the comedy “Bachelorette,” and has lent her voice to several films as well, including “Rise of the Guardians”; Gore Verbinski’s “Rango,” with Johnny Depp; and “Horton Hears a Who!” with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. Her additional feature acting credits include John Landis’s black comedy “Burke and Hare”; the title role in P.J. Hogan’s “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” based on the best-selling book series by Sophie Kinsella; the romantic comedy “Definitely, Maybe,” with Ryan Reynolds; “Hot Rod,” with Andy Samberg; “The Lookout,” written and directed by Scott Frank and also starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels; Michael Ian Black’s “Wedding Daze,” with Jason Biggs; David O. Russell’s “I Heart Huckabees”; and “Scooby-Doo.” She is perhaps most widely recognized for her critically acclaimed performance as Vince Vaughn’s off-kilter love interest in the blockbuster comedy “The Wedding Crashers.”
On the small screen, Fisher will next be seen in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed TV series “Arrested Development,” which premieres on May 26th on Netflix. She previously starred in the scripted/improvisation TV series “Pilot Season,” with comedic actors David Cross, Andy Dick and Sarah Silverman.
Born in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, Fisher’s family moved to the city of Perth in Western Australia when she was a young girl. At the age of nine, she was already appearing in commercials broadcast on Australian television, and soon became known for her role on the popular soap “Home and Away,” which also helped launch the careers of fellow Aussies Guy Pearce, Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger. While working on the series, Fisher also found time to write and release two best-selling teen-themed novels.
ELIZABETH DEBICKI (Jordan Baker) made her feature film debut in the Australian comedy “A Few Best Men," directed by Stephan Elliot.
A 2010 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Debicki appeared on the stage in several productions there, including “The Black Sequin Dress,” “Ghetto,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” in which she played the role of Beatrice. In 2011, she starred in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of “The Gift,” and this June she will star on stage in her Sydney Theatre Company debut, in “The Maids,” alongside Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert.
JOEL EDGERTON (Tom Buchanan) most recently appeared in the highly acclaimed, award-winning drama “Zero Dark Thirty,” from director Kathryn Bigelow. In the same year, he also starred opposite Jennifer Garner in Peter Hedges’ “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” In June, Edgerton will star in the Sundance Film Festival drama “Wish You Were Here,” under the direction of fellow Australian Kieran Darcy-Smith in his feature directorial debut.
Edgerton has worked with Darcy-Smith before, acting alongside him in the crime drama “Animal Kingdom,” from director David Michôd. Edgerton was honored with an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. The film received the World Cinema Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and was also awarded the AFI Awards for Best Film and Member’s Choice.
Edgerton is currently in production on “Jane Got a Gun,” reteaming him with director Gavin O’Connor in the old-west, revenge drama alongside Natalie Portman. Edgerton first worked with Gavin O’Connor in “Warrior,” the critically acclaimed story of an estranged family set in the world of mixed-martial arts, with Nick Nolte and Tom Hardy. That same year, Edgerton shared the screen with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in “The Thing,” a prequel to the John Carpenter cult classic. His other film credits include “The Square,” directed by his brother Nash Edgerton; the Australian feature “Acolytes”; “Whisper,” with Josh Holloway”; the crime thriller “Smokin’ Aces”; the drag comedy “Kinky Boots”; and George Lucas’s “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” He also lent his voice to the animated feature “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” from Zack Snyder, and the Academy Award®-nominated animated short “The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello,” performing the title role.
In 2009, he starred as Stanley Kowalski, alongside Cate Blanchett’s Blanche DuBois, in the Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The pair also performed the play to sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center in November of that year, followed by a run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in December.
Edgerton attended the Nepean Drama School in western Sydney before moving on to various stage productions, most notably at the Sydney Theatre Company—“Blackrock,” “Third World Blues” and “Love for Love”—and the Bell Shakespeare, where he appeared in “Henry IV.” On Australian television, he is known for playing the role of Will in the long-running series “The Secret Life of Us,” for which he was nominated for an AFI Award.