Sab227Joined:Dec 29th, 2012Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 7:50 am #1204825870
Welcome back to another round of love or loathe. This time we have Leonardo DiCaprio and his psychically demanding oscar winning performance in The Revenant. I personally love this win. I understand a lot of people did not feel that this was his best performance and I dont think it’s his best performance either, but it was a truly demanding and draining role. The things he was put through during the filming were crazy and I think we should tip our hats to him for going that far for the movie. While I do think he should have already won a oscar for The Wolf of Wall Street, he was still deserving for The Revenant. What do you guys think do you love or loathe his win.Reply
ZiggiyJoined:Nov 25th, 2020Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 7:54 am #1204825880
I thought it was a fantastic performance and a really good movie overall and on behalf of Leo I resent the popular narrative that he only got the Best Actor Oscar because it was his “time” and he was overdue. I feel like he EARNED the Oscar that year and his performance should go down in history amongst his finest.ReplyCopy URL
ManavJoined:Dec 21st, 2019Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 7:54 am #1204825882
I neither love it nor loathe it. It was a good performance but not his best and not the best in the category.
-What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
–The Wolf Of Wall Street (should have won for this)
The best in the category was Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs. I’d also be happy if Matt Damon won for his turn in The Martian.ReplyCopy URL
wolfaliJoined:Sep 4th, 2018Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 7:55 am #1204825886
Neither? I wouldn’t have given it to him but I also didn’t really care about anyone else in the category to be bothered by it.ReplyCopy URL
FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.
Moviebuff22Joined:Jan 17th, 2016Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 7:59 am #1204825898
He was good, not as great as some of his other work. This was a makeup Oscar for Wolf Of Wall Street. But either he, Damon, or Fassbender would’ve been good winnersReplyCopy URL
Academy Award Winner Brendan Fraser
MaryJoined:Nov 8th, 2021Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 9:41 am #1204826041
Leo’s amazing and he was really good in The Revenant, but he should’ve won for The Wolf of Wall Street and it’s a shame he didn’t win for that role.ReplyCopy URL
estrelasJoined:Jul 25th, 2018Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 10:08 am #1204826076
None of them. It’s just…there. Michael Fassbender should’ve won out of the nominees and I also thought Matt Damon was lowkey better. But I didn’t particularly love any of them, so I don’t really care about the outcome tbh.ReplyCopy URL
kamilaJoined:Dec 6th, 2021Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 10:12 am #1204826084
Leo’s fine in The Revenant. He’s just rarely been undeniable even though this campaign tried to make it seem like he was. I would’ve preferred him winning for The Wolf of Wall Street since it’s so hard to win for comedy.
The difference in quality between the Lead Actress and Actor nominees that year is ridiculous.ReplyCopy URLMarch 1, 2022 at 10:56 am #1204826161This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
Jacob "Oscar Boy" BoeJoined:Apr 20th, 2019Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 11:25 am #1204826211
I absolutely love his performance and win. Not the best of his (see: The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street), but, at the same time, it’s DiCaprio, so that’s a pretty high benchmark. Still an all-timer of a performance though, probably ranks among the top 100 lead male acting performances ever. He just did *so much*, I feel like he was undeniable. Fassbender was also great, yes, but how can you say that an accent + line delivery + time progression is better than foreign language parts + brutal conditions + physicality?ReplyCopy URL
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SNJoined:Dec 7th, 2014Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 11:55 am #1204826238
Neither love or loathe. It’s nowhere near the best performance of his career and it’s not even the best in his own film (that’s Tom Hardy), but he was overdue and the other nominees weren’t any better.ReplyCopy URL
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VictorVincentJoined:Feb 10th, 2022Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 1:04 pm #1204826349
I didn’t care for The Revenant or his performance at all.
He just seemed to be ‘working soooo haaaard’ and I get that his character is trying to survive throughout the movie, it’s just that his performance consisted of a host of different grunts.
This movie and his performance just didn’t gel with me at all.
Wish they’d done more with his wife and kid so I’d feel more for him. But all we got was flashbacks. Made me not care about his character and made the whole movie a slog to get through.
And come to think of it, I agree with the poster who said Tom Hardy was better.
Was rooting for Matt Damon The Martian that year. And I really enjoyed Bryan Cranston in Trumbo. (Never saw Steve Jobs).
Loved him in The Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator (his personal favourite performance of his), Revolutionary Road and so many others even Blood Diamond (I liked the accent). Also Django Unchained playing against type was so enjoyable to see. Just remembered Catch Me If You Can 💖ReplyCopy URL
And I thought they did him dirty by not nominating him for Titanic – if Jack wasn’t the life blood of that film I don’t know what was. Such a jouful/soulful performance.
AtypicalJoined:Dec 1st, 2011Topics:Posts:March 1, 2022 at 2:35 pm #1204826516
Loathe. Chore of a film to watch. DiCaprio’s been better. Hardy’s been better. Iñárritu’s been better.ReplyCopy URLNot now
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