Poor Leonardo DiCaprio just can’t seem to catch a break at the Oscars. Despite starring in two Best Picture winners (“Titanic,” 1997; “The Departed,” 2006), he doesn’t have an Oscar of his own. He has racked up four losses in the acting races, plus one for producing 2013 Best Picture nominee “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Click through our new photo gallery below highlighting all of his losing Oscar bids. Will nomination #6 for “The Revenant” turn out to be DiCaprio’s lucky number?
Set in the early 1800s, “The Revenant” stars DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who undertakes an epic journey of revenge after a horrific bear mauling. Triple Oscar winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”) directs and Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson also star in this highly anticipated film that will be released Christmas day.
According to Gold Derby’s Oscar predictions, DiCaprio sits in second place (3/1 odds) for Best Actor behind frontrunner Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) with leading odds of 27/10. However, since Fassbender’s film disappointed at the box office, might our odds-makers be overestimating him at the Oscars?
Third place in our rankings is last year’s champ Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) with 6/1 odds, fourth place is three-time Oscar also-ran Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) with 9/1 odds and Matt Damon (“The Martian”) rounds out our Top 5 with odds of 11/1. See up-to-date Oscar odds and rankings right here.
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