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Keep This In Mind: Mo’Nique, Adrien Brody, & Reese Witherspoon Each Have An Oscar, Leo DiCaprio Does Not

"Hey Leo & Michelle...did you know I was in the Krazy Eyes episode of 'Curb'?"

In an effort to continually prove that he is the biggest badass actor on planet Earth, Leonardo DiCaprio has officially signed on to play J. Edgar Hoover in the Clint Eastwood-directed biopic of the former G-Man. So this means that the directors of Leo’s last 20 movies include Marty Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Edward Zwick, Sam Mendes, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Danny Boyle, and now add Eastwood to the list. Yeesh…what a bunch of hacks.

Sure, there are plenty of box office draws and great actors out there right now, but that list should just solidify that directors want to work with DiCaprio. Presumably, this is because they know that he’ll find a way to make lemonade out of lemons (I’m looking at you “Shutter Island”), hit home runs and get screwed (“Revolutionary Road”), and even get nominated for Best Actor from the wrong movie in the same year (“Blood Diamond” instead of “The Departed”?).

If you ask me, it’s only a matter of time before DiCaprio gets his hands around that Best Actor Oscar. I think that it’s jacked up he hasn’t won one as of yet anyway. Not only does that lack of a nomination for “The Departed” piss me off, he should have freaking won. Not to take anything away from Forest Whitaker’s Idi Amin, but he’s not even the star of that movie and he wins Best Actor?

  1. June 18, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    He’s one of the few actors who has matured as his career progressed. His movies get more consuming and his portrayal of each character gets more intense. Some of his great roles: The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Shutter Island, Gangs of New York…

    He will win the oscar which is long overdue.

  2. Dan
    June 18, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    You could argue he deserved one yonks ago when he was just a wee lad in This Boy’s Life opposite nasty father-in-law Bobby De Niro. I have to admit, around Titanic/Romeo and Juliet/The Beach I didn’t think he’d rise above just being a pretty boy. How wrong was I? He’s been superb since then, some terrific films. It’s surprising to hear about all those great directors but then Mr Oscar failed to notice Scorsese until they decided to give him an award for whatever his next movie was – in this case The Departed.

  3. mcarteratthemovies
    June 22, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Seriously, how the hell did Leo get a nom for “Blood Diamond” and NOT “The Departed”? In what universe is that just?

    Unlike Dan I always liked Leo for his acting talent and not his looks (if you ask me, he’s an actor who looks better now than he did at 16). He made a few wrong turns, sure, but what actor hasn’t? Over the past decade he’s given strong and capable performances, and I damn sure hope playing Hoover is what gets him the Oscar.

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