If he is not raising awareness about the horrific impact greenhouse gas emissions have on our environment, Leonardo Dicaprio is gracing us with stellar performance after another as a lead role in timeless movies.
Dicaprio gets Oscars 2020 nod for Best lead Actor nominee
After clinching his first Oscar award — it was long overdue if you ask us — for Best Actor on The Revenant in 2016, Leonardo Dicaprio got recognised for his lead role in Quinton Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood in the upcoming Oscars 2020.
Dicaprio plays Rick Dalton on the Tarantino 1969-set love letter to Tinseltown. In the movie, Dicaprio channels the artistic struggles of Dalton, a star of 1950s Western TV series, Bounty Law.
Dalton’s encounter with Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt) sparks a series of events that unfold throughout the movie. We will not be dishing out any spoilers for those who have not yet watched the movie.
However, a testament to its greatness is the fact that Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is tied with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Sam Mendes’ 1917_with 10 Oscar nominations, and only one nom behind Todd Phillips’ Joker.
How many Oscars does Leonardo Dicaprio have?
Dicaprio is a legend in his own right. He has starred in timeless movies that will maintain prominence for many years to come and it is largely due to his effortless ability to immerse himself within the character he plays.
On the big screen, he is no longer the environmental activist we all love. He can be anything and anyone he chooses, just give him the right script and set him up with a gifted director and you will have a classic.
Tarantino, speaking with IndieWire, described Dicaprio as “one of the most if not the most talented actor of his generation.”
However, for some wild and unfathomable reason, Dicaprio only has one Oscar award to his prestigious name. If that is not injustice, we do not know what is.
When will the Oscars air in South Africa?
It sure does promise to be a hard outing this time around, with 1917 and Joker touted to render another award clean sweep.
The Oscars will air live in the wee hours of Monday morning, 9 February on DStv, channel 103.