Leonardo DiCaprio one of the fantastic actors we have now. He was 5 times nominated for Academy Awards and Won Best Actor in 2016 for Revenant .
He is a also a film producer and founder of The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the early 1990s .
Leo is the biggest hollywood motion picture star, Wolf made close to 400 million and The Revenant made more than 500 million at the Box office. Gatsby finished with 350 million, and his presence unquestionably helped Django make more than 400 million. These are the sort of films that don’t really make that kind of money, yet all these films are very successful considering they are more or less serious dramas. Other movie star who previously refrained from franchises, have all joined them. It is not wrong to do so, but these are safer bets as compared to Original Movies. Washington is also in this category now as he is doing Equalizer 2.
Therefore, definitely DiCaprio deserves credit for making a big name for himself while doing original films every time. And he has a great filmography as well.
He turn down roles in both The Matrix and the Star Wars prequels? If so, it’s not for lack of opportunity.
That is what makes his success even more surprising. If you have a successful franchise, you will always make money and stay relevant.
Maybe, we never really go watch a movie because of Leo… usually it’s just that we go watch his movies because he chooses good scripts thus he is in movies we want to see!
Just look at the scripts he chose, isn’t it amazing …
The Basketball Diaries, Gangs of New York , Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond, Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception, Django Unchained, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant. All sick flicks.
The point is that DiCaprio has never guaranteed himself a success by choosing to play in a franchise movie.
Scorsese, Spielberg, Cameron, Tarantino, Inarritu, Nolan, Ridley Scott, Eastwood. Dude has worked with some amazing directors. You could also give him credit for choosing who he wants to work with. Even Sam Raimi and Danny Boyle when he was younger.
He was offered roles in a lot of other garbage films that would’ve paid well. Think about it, he doesn’t put out movies very often. Every few years, we’ll see a trailer for a leo movie and it’ll be amazing. I think he’s very picky with what he dose.
Only complaint was, the guy never does a comedic type role where he goes really out of his comfort zone. Than the Wolf of Wall Street happened and that quaaludes or drug scene was the funniest scene of the year. Wouldn’t mind seeing some more comedy from him in the future.
Despite all the love he gets, he still feels vastly underrated to me. He’s a fantastic actor who makes great choices, he’s a good guy, and, as far as we know, he hasn’t been involved in any shady shit in his entire career. He deserves a lot more respect. A true movie star and a class act.