Leonardo DiCaprio nabs Oscar gold, 22 years on: What it means to him?
Leonardo DiCaprio has been one person who had to wait the longest for winning the Academy Award. It is not that he never got nomination. He is among the best and the most gifted actors in Hollywood. And to be true he got as many as five nominations for his different films over the past several years.
Nonetheless his wait came to an end merely in the year 2016. The actor won the Best Actor award at the 88th annual Academy Awards for playing the lead role in Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rrituâ€™s survival drama The Revenant.
DiCaprio won great words of praise for his great performance in the film. The Revenant is a 2015 American survival drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Alejandro G. IÃ±Ã¡rritu. The screenplay by IÃ±Ã¡rritu and Mark L. Smith is based in part on Michael Punke’s novel with the same title, inspired by the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass in 1823, in what is now Montana and South Dakota. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Glass, and co-stars Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. The film broke many popularity charts and is still loved by his fans.
The great actor that Leonardo DiCaprio is, he has been nominated for an Oscar five times â€” Best Supporting Actor for 1994â€™s Whatâ€™s Eating Gilbert Grape, and three Best Actor nominations for 2005â€™s The Aviator, 2007â€™s Blood Diamond, and 2014â€™s The Wolf of Wall Street, for which he was also nominated for Best Picture as one of the filmâ€™s producers. Each time, the actor and his fans have been let down.
While talking about Leonardo DiCaprio and his lack of luck at the Oscars, a report in the Washington Post says, â€œDiCaprio sits at that rare intersection of popular and critical consensus: Pretty much everyone thinks heâ€™s good. And yet every year, without fail, the prolific and no-longer-baby-faced actor finds himself clapping for someone else.â€