Will 2016 be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally win the Oscar for Best Actor? Well, judging from his win at last week’s Golden Globes it looks like he has a strong chance. At Sunday’s ceremony he scooped The Best Actor award, drama for The Revenant. The film also won Best Drama Motion Picture and Best Director.
Leo has been nominated three times previously for Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role for: The Wolf Of Wall Street, Blood Diamond and The Aviator.
The 41-year-olds film careers spans from the 1990s.
He was praised for his role in the 1993 film, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in this film.
Following on from this film he starred in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Romeo + Juliet (1996). It was his role in the 1997 film Titanic which catapulted him to international fame.
During the 2000s he starred in The Beach, The Man in the Iron Mask, Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception, J Edgar, Django Unchained and The Great Gatsby.
His current film The Revenant is released in the UK this Friday (January 15). The UK premiere takes place tomorrow, January 14, in Leicester Square.
The Revenant is a biographical film set in 1823 which was inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass (DiCaprio). In the wilderness, Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must use his survival skills to find a way back home. He also seeks vengeance against his team who abandoned him.
Based on the novel by Michael Punke, the screenplay is by Mark L. Smith and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Iñárritu also directed it.
The film also stars Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson.