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I Forgive You for Titanic

Film critic Mark Kermode once finished an interview with Leonardo DiCaprio with the line “I forgive you for Titanic”.  Having just won the BAFTA and favourite for the Oscar what better time to look at the choices Leo has made.  Ryan from The Matinee has an interesting theory that makes a lot of sense. To paraphrase, Leonardo DiCaprio has been making impeccable choices as he is chasing an Oscar; as such, had he won when first nominated for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) he may not have turned into such an accomplished actor and made so many great films.  So let’s forget his initial misstep, The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) and look at the directors DiCaprio has worked with since James Cameron:

Woody Allen (1998)Celebrity

Danny Boyle (2000)The Beach

Martin Scorsese (2002)Gangs_of_New_York

Steven Spielberg (2002)catch me if you can

Martin Scorsese (2004) – Second Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role lost to Jamie Fox for Ray The aviator

Martin Scorsese (2006)the departed

Edward Zwick (2006) – Third Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role lost to Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland. blood diamond

Ridley Scott (2008)body of lies

Sam Mendes (2008)revolutionary road

Martin Scorsese (2010)

Shutter Island movie poster

Christopher Nolan (2010)

Inception-movie-poster

Clint Eastwood (2011)

j-edgar

Quentin Tarantino (2012)Django Unchained

Baz Luhrmann (2013)TheGreatGatsby

Martin Scorsese (2013) – Fourth Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role lost to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club. (also nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Shared with:Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese. lost to 12 Years a Slave; Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas)

the wolf of wall street

Alejandro González Iñárritu (2015) – Fifth Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, favourite to win.  Other nominees: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo),Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Matt Damon (The Martian).  Find out on 28th February.  the revenant

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