In “once upon a time in Hollywood” (2019), Rick Dalton, the actor fallen on hard played by Leonardo DiCaprio, engages in a chat with the small On Fraser (Julia Butters). She, with a wisdom early worthy of Jodie Foster, she says: “The actor corresponds to avoid impediments to their performance and strive to achieve 100 percent efficiency. Of course, never made it, but this search is what is meaningful.” The inspiration that gets the protagonist could be moved to the interpreter who brings to life, in a present that has more diligent than ever in their projects.
To its 45 years, Leonardo DiCaprio has made a journey not only of acceptance but also of appreciation in the industry. While Robert Downey Jr. or Will Smith dress up in spandex, only to be ignored in other films, Leo is his own brand: he is the only actor of his generation who never made a movie based on comic books and/or sequels of franchises to stay in the pantheon of cinema.
Not only has it been given the pleasure of choosing the projects to their liking, but to collaborate with the majority of the directors most acclaimed Hollywood: Martin Scorsese (on five occasions and one more on the way), Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood and Baz Luhrmann.
“It is only today, as Al Pacino or Robert De Niro in the ‘70s, where there were trying to do two films a year: they could do whatever they wanted. So if they did ‘that’, it was pretty good”, highlights in THR Tarantino, who directed Leo in “Django without chains” (2012) and “once upon a time…” (2019), and to whom almost convinced to “Bastards without glory” (2009).
After his first nomination for an Oscar for her adorable Arnie in “who loves Gilbert Grape?” (1993) and the anger hormone “Romeo + Juliet” (1996), Cameron offered the role of Jack Dawson in the highest grossing movie for 12 years. Beyond his friendship with Kate Winslet and repeat with her, “Just a dream” (2008), rarely DiCaprio has evoked “Titanic”. And you do not need to do so.
In 2002, “catch me if you can” and “Gangs of New York” strengthened his status and showed his range without scales, of a young man who cheats, and scam the entire world to another which makes it in front of Daniel Day-Lewis. Although it sounds far-fetched, the alliance with Leo drove Scorsese to continue rolling in the TWENTY-first century, then that of “Kundun” (1997), “Life at the limit” (1999) or “Gangs…” meet a warm reception.
“It became the perfect muse,” admits Marty, who summoned him next to De Niro -another of their actors, typical – for “Killers of the Flower Moon”, you will explore the crimes in the years ‘20 by the control of oil in Oklahoma.
In “The aviator” (2004) -his second nomination to the Oscar – DiCaprio got into the mind of Howard Hughes, and became flesh in all of its vices; in “The departed” (2006) was an undercover agent to bring down the mob; in “The island sinister” (2010) played a “detective” in a psychiatric hospital; and in “The wolf of Wall Street” (2013) made one of the most intense they have seen.
Leo also wore in “blood Diamond” (2006) -third attempt at Oscar-in, took a bit of coldness to Nolan (“The source”, 2010), forced us to see that Eastwood best forget (“J. Edgar”, 2011) and subjected to the attack of a bear in “The reborn” (2015), which finally gave him the Oscar. Yes, the delivery of Leo had such a snafu can be found in at a whopping 533 million dollars.
Your universe of possibilities is so broad that any study note, even in fundraising: his films add up to 7,200 million dollars, including “Titanic” (US$ 2.187 million) and “The origin” (US$ 828 million).
In contrast to his contemporaries, Leo keeps their social networks without marketing or outfits on red carpets, which is usually accompanied by his mother. Unaware of the challenges of fashion. Your feed of Instagram is made up of crusades against climate change or the progress of the factories on the small towns.
The industry misses him. Not touring in the late night shows or cross to the world series (the last time was in 1992). It has taken long breaks between his films, but what is certain is that he has been more active in another role that suits his political life: he produced six documentary films -several to Netflix – with stories and characters that are little-known but quite interesting.
The style of Brando, his personal life is airtight, without scandals. Just know that you are in partner with the argentina Camila Morrone, 23 years younger than he is. Perhaps Leo is the actor most famous in the world (many compare his “Leo-mania” with the Beatles) but no one knows of him.
To DiCaprio was offered the costume of Robin in “Batman and Robin” (1997), George Lucas wanted to convince him to be Anakin Skywalker in the prequels of Star Wars and Sam Raimi considered him as Spider-Man before your friend Tobey Maguire took the ticket in consecrating. However, Leo always refused, and got away with it. To your most successful anything must: your career has flourished in spite of “Titanic” and no thanks to “Titanic”.
Not surprised then his constant motivation: “My attitude is the same as when I started. When I get a chance, I don’t want to disrespect. I do the best possible because I understand that it is fleeting. Tastes change, culture changes. And I feel very blessed to have obtained this opportunity to do movies. So I feel very connected with that boy of 15 years who earned his first film. That has not changed.”