It’s another year of the Academy Awards and it’s another year for netizens to poke fun at Leonardo DiCaprio, who has never won an Oscar even if he has an impressive resume of highly-acclaimed films. It must be frustrating for Leo having to endure being nominated for five Oscars for acting and one for producing, and going home with nothing.
Someone decided to add insult to injury by creating a video compilation of Leonardo DiCaprio’s reactions after losing every Oscar. But DiCaprio, who has a reputation for being a ladies’ man, is a perfect gentleman, clapping for the winner every single time.
Watch the video below:
DiCaprio was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Best Actor for 2005’s The Aviator, 2007’s Blood Diamond, 2014’s The Wolf of Wall Street, and 2016’s The Revenant, and Best Picture (as producer) of Wall Street.
But the tides could change this year. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant has received strong Oscar buzz after it garnered several awards from different award-giving bodies. For DiCaprio, he was conferred the Best Actor Award by 26 award-giving bodies.
The Revenant tells the story of real-life fur trapper Hugh Glass, who must survive a vicious winter after he was left for dead by his hunting team. Rotten Tomatoes has given the film an 82%, noting “As starkly beautiful as it is harshly uncompromising, The Revenant uses Leonardo DiCaprio’s committed performance as fuel for an absorbing drama that offers punishing challenges — and rich rewards.”
DiCaprio had to endure harsh conditions while shooting. According to him, “I can name 30 or 40 sequences that were some of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. Whether it’s going in and out of frozen rivers, or sleeping in animal carcasses, or what I ate on set. [I was] enduring freezing cold and possible hypothermia constantly.”
Even co-star Tom Hardy had to drop out of Suicide Squad to finish filming. Crew members complained about the shooting conditions (Iñárritu insisted on using only natural lighting), with many of them quitting or being fired. The director even said, “As a director, if I identify a violin that is out of tune, I have to take that from the orchestra.
Watch the trailer of the film below:
The 88th Academy Awards will be held on February 28, 2016.
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