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The Chef
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(04-30-2012, 11:38 PM)
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Yes I said it. In the past 20 years Leonardo DiCaprio has been a part of some pretty amazing movies which cover quite a bit of variation. And with all the diversity of these parts he has played there is never a movie I have seen with him that I haven't been completely and totally amazed by his performance. Its true, he has been a part of some, shall we say interesting roles in Growing Pains and truly low-budge films like Critters 3 to pretty mediocre movie, The Beach. But from that beginning he has been a part of truly incredible movies.

Unfortunately, good ol Leo doesn't have a "Best Actor" Oscar under his belt. Being nominated for 3 Oscars for his performance in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" "The Aviator" and "Blood Diamond" but not getting the win which is a damn shame. He did, however, receive quite a few "Best Actor" awards but they are the type of awards that no one gives a crap about with the exception of winning a Golden Globe for "The Aviator" and the "Hollywood Film Award" for "Actor of the Year"

I put together a shortened filmography of what I believe is what defines him as the best actor of our generation. You can click on the Gif images to view their original Youtube video.

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape
His performance in this movie was completely out of this world. Im sure I wasn't the only person who, when seeing his next movie thought, "Wait....he isn't really like that?"



Gangs of New York
Remember, this thread is to recognize Leonardo DiCaprio as the best actor of our generation. Now, I understand that, in this particular movie, Leo's performance next to the starring role of Daniel Day-Lewis is a tough act to follow. However, his performance in this movie is nothing short of incredible.



Catch Me If You Can
Not only is this movie hilarious but it shows a level of talent being able to mix a fun and comedic role along with a more serious dramatic role.





The Aviator
His performance in this movie is on par with Whats Eating Gilbert Grape. Portraying Howard Huges OCD to such a remarkable degree you'd swear DiCaprio suffered from it himself. His performance in this film will leave you speechless. This one gif in particular makes me choke up. His condition is just a noose around his life.



The Departed
One of my all time favorite movies. DiCaprio plays a more serious and gritty role than what he has portrayed in the past and nails it.



Blood Diamond
Out of all his movies I am so incredibly fond of this gem is among my top 3 performances. His role in this left me completely in awe as well as completely teary eyed in a dozen scenes. Absolutely unbelievable.



Shutter Island
This is my number 1. His character is the epitome of a destroyed man. Someone struggling to keep his sanity after experiencing one of the most traumatic events imaginable. This is the most memorable films for me and this scene in particular hits me like a punch in the gut. Ive never watched something playout like this where you truly feel your heart being torn our. The emotions that someone would feel if this happened to them is impossible to fully imagine unless you experienced it personally. But with Leonardo's performance, we are able to get a pretty good idea what it would be like.



Inception
His role in this reminded me at times of Shutter Island. When he needs to crank up the emotion, he just flips a switch. Leo's role in the movie was extremely captivating but when it came to his performance with Mol, now that is something really worth noting.



And there you have it. The greatest actor of our time!
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strafer
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(04-30-2012, 11:38 PM)
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This will end well.

But yeah, he's a terrific actor.
The Technomancer
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(04-30-2012, 11:39 PM)
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Yeah, he's pretty good I guess
Jenga
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naw

good actor tho
Ninja Scooter
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(04-30-2012, 11:40 PM)
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He's a badass. Too bad he has Titanic shitting up his resume. No idea why he agreed to work that that hack James Cameron.
Cisce
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(04-30-2012, 11:40 PM)
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I absolutely loved Inception and Shutter Island, easily two of my favorite movies of all time. Leonardo DiCaprio is now one of my favorite actors of all time.

Before then, I wasn't too fond of Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor at the time, I only saw Titantic and The Departed with him in before watching those two films and to be honest The Departed is an incredibly butchered version of the amazing Infernal Affairs.
WonkersTHEWatilla
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(04-30-2012, 11:40 PM)
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I like him. Kinda get the sense that he tries really hard with his accents though.
Scullibundo
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(04-30-2012, 11:41 PM)
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Is this about to become a Leo vs Fassbender thread? Probably.
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(04-30-2012, 11:41 PM)
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Koodo
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I'll never let go.
RPGamer92
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(04-30-2012, 11:41 PM)
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And you didn't even list Titanic...
B_Rik_Schitthaus
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Ghost_Protocol
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(04-30-2012, 11:42 PM)
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Meh, I like him.
demon
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(04-30-2012, 11:42 PM)
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I oscillate between thinking he's a decent actor and potentially great actor. There's always been something that's just been a little off-putting about his acting to me. I've always had respect for him though. He could have gone down the whole teen heart throb route after Titanic and instead did a number of good films, sometimes smaller films by some good directors (most of whom were Scorsese).

btw I totally had a mancrush on him during the Titanic craze. I was 16 years old and tried growing my hair out like how his was in the mid-late 90s. Didn't end well. I don't know if he's still considered a huge heart throb or what but IMO he's gotten a bit weird lookin.....big head/little face syndrome.
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SalsaShark
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(04-30-2012, 11:42 PM)
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god no

he's good though, but he plays Leonardo Dicaprio in every movie except the best one he did wich was Gilbert Grape.

he also seems to have an obsession with a certain type of character and era and has been sticking with that for far too long by now
Kentpaul
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(04-30-2012, 11:43 PM)
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It's a pitty he looks about 12 years old In every movie he is in.
D.Lo
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(04-30-2012, 11:43 PM)
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His accents and impressions (of real people) are always slightly off and he looks like a fat rat.

Ambitious at least I guess.
BruceLeeRoy
(04-30-2012, 11:43 PM)
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Yeah Leo is incredible. No complaints from me.
To Far Away Times
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(04-30-2012, 11:43 PM)
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I hated Leo when Titanic came out. Then Martin Scorsese decided Robert De Niro was too old and turned Leonardo DiCaprio into one of the greatest actors of all time.
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He's in Tarantino's next film right? Should be interesting. But yeah, he's definitely my favourite actor. Brilliant in The Departed.
Mister Saturn
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(04-30-2012, 11:44 PM)
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No mention of This Boy's Life? tableflip.gif

Seriously though, I agree he's a great actor.
Borgnine
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(04-30-2012, 11:44 PM)
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Way of the future.
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He says no.
The Chef
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(04-30-2012, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by PSFan

And you didn't even list Titanic...

I debated. Even though I really enjoyed that movie and of course thought DiCaprio did a great job, I didn't really think his acting in that film merited special attention.

Originally Posted by demon

btw I totally had a mancrush on him during the Titanic craze. I was 16 years old and tried growing my hair out like how his was in the mid-late 90s. Didn't end well. I don't know if he's still considered a huge heart throb or what but IMO he's gotten a bit weird lookin.....big head/little face syndrome.

Hahaha maybe I should add that movie back in then.
Raxus
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(04-30-2012, 11:45 PM)
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Wrong but Gary from Team America is.



I mean he really made me feel that everyone he knows died from AIDS at the end of the play.
BruceLeeRoy
(04-30-2012, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by To Far Away Times

I hated Leo when Titanic came out. Then Martin Scorsese decided to turn Leonardo DiCaprio into one of the greatest actors of all time.

A lot of my hate for Titanic stemmed from having way to many sisters around me on its release. The insanity that movie inspired made me loathe it for years. I just recently watched it again though and Leo in particular is pretty great in it.
skynidas
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(04-30-2012, 11:46 PM)
And yet he still doesn't have an Oscar, I don't know if he is the greatest actor of our generation but he has some performances that are certainly worthy for an Oscar.
The Technomancer
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(04-30-2012, 11:46 PM)
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He's really good at being Leonardo DiCaprio and that's compelling enough for me to enjoy him in everything I see him, but he doesn't have the breadth of someone like Tom Hanks
teruterubozu
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(04-30-2012, 11:47 PM)
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River Phoenix would have destroyed him.
TrumanBurbank
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(04-30-2012, 11:47 PM)
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You'll have to add this to your list soon....



Also, he was incredible in Revolutionary Road. Don't know why no one ever mentions that.
shadyspace
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(04-30-2012, 11:47 PM)
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He was such a fucking badass in The Departed.
SunhiLegend
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(04-30-2012, 11:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

He's a badass. Too bad he has Titanic shitting up his resume. No idea why he agreed to work that that hack James Cameron.

Blair
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(04-30-2012, 11:48 PM)
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to pretty mediocre movie, The Beach.


Aw, thats one of my favourite Leo films.
MisterHero
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(04-30-2012, 11:48 PM)
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He's not Liam Neeson but that was a compelling argument.

Originally Posted by Borgnine

Way of the future.

:(
demon
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(04-30-2012, 11:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kentpaul

It's a pitty he looks about 12 years old In every movie he is in.

This used to be true but ever since he grew that perpetual goatee he went from 16 to 35.
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Originally Posted by skynidas

And yet he still doesn't have an Oscar, I don't know if he is the greatest actor of our generation but he has some performances that are certainly worthy for an Oscar.

Nowhere near being the Oscars biggest fuck ups.
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For some reason.. I can't stand him. I find him distractingly strange looking.
Koodo
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(04-30-2012, 11:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kentpaul

It's a pitty he looks about 12 years old In every movie he is in.

Is this the 90s?

Leo has been looking haggard for over a decade now.
windowlurker
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(04-30-2012, 11:49 PM)
Someone hasn't seen a Tom Hanks or Johnny Depp movie.
The Chef
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Originally Posted by TrumanBurbank

You'll have to add this to your list soon....

Cannot wait.

Originally Posted by skynidas

And yet he still doesn't have an Oscar, I don't know if he is the greatest actor of our generation but he has some performances that are certainly worthy for an Oscar.

When I was making this thread and discovered he never won an Oscar I was pretty shocked honestly. :/
Sentry
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(04-30-2012, 11:49 PM)
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He's not THE greatest, but he's up there. I find it amazing that he hasn't won a single Oscar, given everything he's been in.
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(04-30-2012, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by The_Technomancer

He's really good at being Leonardo DiCaprio

ding ding ding


seriously though am i the only tired of seeing him with the same hairdo and in the same type of suit playing the same type of punished/somewhat depressed and hurt character for almost a decade now? you're better than that leo


look at the five last pic/gifs in OP
jtb
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(04-30-2012, 11:49 PM)
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Titanic is cheesy as fuck, but you can't deny that it takes charisma to convincingly perform those hammy James Cameron lines. Lots of energy, lots of life; really glad he chose some ridiculously great roles after that, he's made some great films with Scorsese. Not sure if I'd say he's the best actor of our generation, but he's damn good.

What I'm trying to say is that you should've put Titanic instead of Inception on your list.
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He's just one of those actors that you know will be considered one of the all time greats in years to come.

I also like the fact I don't hear about him unless he's got a film out.

Hopefully he doesn't get fat and shit like Robert De Niro.
DarkKyo
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(04-30-2012, 11:50 PM)
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I just saw Inception again yesterday on tv. Been awhile but damn he was good in it.
SillyEskimo
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I would add The Basketball Diaries to the list. Also, who could forget Man In The iron Mask? Anyone who saw it wishes they could.

But yes, he is a great actor. I always look forward to his projects.
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i dunno, he's only had one or two standout performances for me. for now, he's 'just' a good actor to me.

he's still pretty young, though, so he plenty of time to truly wow us.
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(04-30-2012, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by SunhiLegend

I love that scene. Goddamit, where the hell is Michael Biehn these days?????
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(04-30-2012, 11:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Chef

I debated. Even though I really enjoyed that movie and of course thought DiCaprio did a great job, I didn't really think his acting in that film merited special attention.

Hes better in Titanic than he is in Gangs of New York and Blood Diamond. Not to mention its a better movie than those two as well.

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