• JACK & LEO photo | Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio

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Published: Monday October 06, 2014 06:00 AM EDT

2014

JACK & LEO

Then: His dramatic turn in the 1974 thriller Chinatown was just part of the string of big-screen moments Nicholson had on his résumé leading up to his first Oscar for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Now: Although DiCaprio's still waiting for an Oscar of his own, he's boosted his résumé as a scene stealer with roles in Titanic, Inception, The Departed and, more recently, he got even edgier in The Wolf of Wall Street.