There’s no doubt that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. He had been nominated 5 times but the joy of being a winner eluded him. The sixth time proved him lucky. The role of Huge Glass in The Revenant finally helped him bag the most
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There’s no doubt that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. He had been nominated 5 times but the joy of being a winner eluded him. The sixth time proved him lucky. The role of Huge Glass in The Revenant finally helped him bag the most prestigious award in Hollywood.
Winner of Academy Awards or not, Leonardo has done some exceptional movies that are definitely worth a watch. With The Revenant successfully running on big screen in India, here are 10 movies that you must watch of his.
#10 As King Louis XIV / Philippe in The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask is a special treat for any Leonardo DiCaprio’s fan. In the movie, he portrays not only the character of the cruel king of France King Louis XIV but also the role of the twin brother who is kept as a secret by the King.
The personalities of the two brothers are in stark contrast with each other,and DiCaprio showcases the cruelty and selfishness of the King brilliantly and the viewer can’t help but hate him whereas the tortured brother Phillipe garners a lot of sympathy from the audience.
#9 As Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island
Leonardo DiCaprio is well known for playing complicated character. Teddy Daniels, a US Marshal, who was previously a war veteran is one the most complex roles taken on by Leonardo Di Caprio.
The troubled soul who is mourning the loss of his wife and looking for a killer who has murdered her three children. The movie will keep you on edge.
#8 As Jim Carroll in The Basketball Diaries
The movie is the screen adaptation of Jim Carroll’s autobiographical work shows Carroll’s free fall into the dark world of drug addiction. Leonardo was quite young when he took the role but the way he portrayed the role shows you he is one of the best actors in the industry.
#7 As Frank Abagnale Junior in Catch me if you can
Another movie based on the real-life of Frank Abagnale. A con-artist who made millions by posing as a PanAm Pilot is an amazing movie to watch. A Steven Spielberg movie with veteran actors like Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken is a movie you can not miss!
#6 As Billy in The Departed
A movie based on Winter Hill Gang (Boston). Leonardo is an undercover cop who attempts to infiltrate the mafia but there is a mole in the police department itself. The movie also has Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg.
#5 As Jack Dawson in Titanic
We all fell in love in Jack Dawson. Titanic is a typical ill-fated love story where a poor boy meets a rich girl and they fall in love. The love story is short-lived when their ship hits an iceberg. Kate Winslet as Rose and Leonardo as Jack will remind you of Romeo and Juliet’s love.
#4 As Cobb in Inception
Cobb along with his carefully assembled team specializes in stealing corporate secrets through the art of dream sharing. The movie is complex but Nolan manages to explain the intricate details in the ways in which Cobb and his team infiltrated the subconscious of their subjects.
#3 As Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall street
The movie is based on the true story of esteemed stock-broker Jordan Belfort’s fall from grace. Leonardo Di Caprio’s performance as Jordan Belfort earned him his fifth Oscar nomination.
Di Caprio’s performance will make you laugh at Belfort’s antics but will also make you feel sorry for Belfort’s failures because of his poor decisions.
#2 As Howard Hughes in The Aviator
Di Caprio plays aviation visionary, Howard Hughes, who suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder. The personality of Hughes was immeasurably complex but Di Caprio did justice to the role and the last scene where he keeps murmuring the words the way of the future leaves the audience mesmerized.
#1 As Arnie Grape in What’s eating Gilbert Grape
Leonardo Di Caprio earned his first Oscar nomination for his performance as Arnie Grape in What’s eating Gilbert Grape. Leonardo Di Caprio’s portrayal of a mentally disabled child was turning point in his career.
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