Every movie Leonardo DiCaprio is in now just screams “PLEASE GIVE ME AN OSCAR!” and it’s just looks so desperate.
And let me tell you why, thirteen-year-old on my dash.
Leonardo DiCaprio consistently chooses (and has consistently chosen) high caliber projects and does his job as an actor pretty astoundingly well every damn time. He appears “desperate” to you because you now associate his otherwise incredible performances with Oscar clips because that is typically the quality of his output, and you’re now judging that output through a lens which has been decided for you by the Academy, which is to say, one that tells you He Historically Will Not Get The Thing, to which you wrongfully assume his attempts are then rendered Pathetic. You see here wherein lies the problem (hint: it’s mostly you.)
So yes, it’s going to seem like he is desperate for an Oscar when really, he’s just being Miley and doing the same damn thing he always does: Crushing It. Leonardo DiCaprio does his own thing. He set the bar that high at a very young age and he aims for it every time. So if you’re looking for some variety, no, you won’t be seeing him cameo in a horror spoof, or captaining a rom-com. That’s not his game. Leo’s game is quality and respect for the craft. To be honest, I hope he never gets that Oscar. At this point, it doesn’t deserve him. (via snowmanoclock)