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