The 41 year old actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated four times for an Oscar for his acting. But nothing made him more deserving of an Oscar win as much as the actor does in his fifth attempt with director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant.
DiCaprio has always been touted to finally bring home a Best Actor for his role as a vengeful and bear-ravaged fur trapper in The Revenant and he finally did. The film is also DiCaprio’s best and most awards-worthy performance to date. Alejandro González Iñárritu stated, “I think Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance has to be seen by hopefully millions of people, and I’m certain that they will be emotionally involved and happy about seeing Leo in this caliber.”
Other nominated for the Best Actor are Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Matt Damon for The Martian, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs and Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl.
In 1994, DiCaprio received his first Oscar nod for his supporting role in the drama film of director Lasse Hallström, ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,’ as reported by The Guardian. Even though the subsequent roles of DiCaprio in the films Romeo + Juliet, The Beach and Titanic, launched him into the spotlight and turned him into an international heartthrob, it took 11 years until the actor received a second nomination for his performance in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Aviator.’
DiCaprio gathered more Oscar nominations in 2007 for the political war thriller film ‘Blood Diamond’ and in 2014 for director Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ABC reported. He did not take home the grand prize.
Oscars 2016 will finally be DiCaprio’s year, for the actor’s incredible performance in the film ‘The Revenant.’ The editor of Total Film, Jane Crowther, previously stated that DiCaprio has everything in his favor this year’s Oscars, “The Oscars don’t necessarily award people based purely on performance, the Oscars award artists based on the narrative that goes along the road to the ceremony.”