Leonardo DiCaprio has been a Hollywood fixture for over two decades, and even though he's gained tons of recognition and accolades for his recent roles in The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant, it's that young, '90s-era Leo with the sultry stare and sexy pushed-back hair that most of us hold near and dear. This week, unpublished images of the actor were released, and they're sure to flood your heart with nostalgia; the photo shoot is from 1993, the same year that Leo starred as the mentally handicapped brother of Johnny Depp's character in What's Eating Gilbert Grape and earned both a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for his performance.
In the studio photos, 19-year-old Leo sports a Gilbert Grape t-shirt and cozy turtleneck while giving the camera a steely gaze and smoking a cigarette with his feet. It's clear that he has serious star power, and we're a little bummed that these pics didn't end up being turned into Teen Beat or Bop posters because we would have been all over that. Leo's pre-Titanic, pre-Romeo + Juliet days are worth highlighting — keep reading to see the nostalgic snaps now, then get even more throwback vibes with Leo's red carpet evolution in photos and revisit that hot Swedish Leo look-alike who made headlines last year.