5 Other Movies That Should Have Won DiCaprio an Oscar

5 Other Movies That Should Have Won DiCaprio an Oscar

This past Sunday, Leonardo DiCaprio was awarded his first Academy Award, shattering the dreams of meme creators everywhere. Today, we'll take a look at five performances for which he should have been awarded an Oscar.

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I think in the case of Django, he should have been nominated for best supporting at the very least while Waltz should have been nominated for best actor. His role was hardly supporting. I'm pretty sure he had more dialogue than any other character.

While I liked Leo in the Departed (it's one of my favourite movies), I think that if anyone were to get an acting nod for that movie, it should have been Nicholson.

Blood Diamond? Really?

I couldn't stand him in that. His accent was annoyingly fake, along with all the dialogue with the romance which felt flat and forced. Djimon Hounsou deserved everything from that movie.

It's a shame Leonardo's performance in The Beach is not brought up more. I thought he perfectly fitted into that role.

I like him, I know his performance is going to be solid...
But my problem is the movie he actually won it for.
Plot spoilers, not that there's any twists but just in case.

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I think in the case of Django, he should have been nominated for best supporting at the very least while Waltz should have been nominated for best actor. His role was hardly supporting. I'm pretty sure he had more dialogue than any other character.

While I liked Leo in the Departed (it's one of my favourite movies), I think that if anyone were to get an acting nod for that movie, it should have been Nicholson.

Agreed. His performance in Django was out of this world.

Django was his year. I saw Revenant and enjoyed it but Django was his year.

Blood Diamond was the movie where I noticed what a talented actor Leo really is.
Great performance in a great movie.

Wolf of Wall Street, seriously? It's not exactly difficult to pull off that role.

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I think in the case of Django, he should have been nominated for best supporting at the very least while Waltz should have been nominated for best actor. His role was hardly supporting. I'm pretty sure he had more dialogue than any other character.

While I liked Leo in the Departed (it's one of my favourite movies), I think that if anyone were to get an acting nod for that movie, it should have been Nicholson.

Waltz was supporting actor in Django, there's no question about it. And DiCaprio in The Departed was amazing. Everyone in that movie was incredible. I believed every second of their performance. For the longest time I couldn't stand DiCaprio, mostly because to his role in Titanic. The Departed turned me around and I love the guy ever since.

And he should have won for Blood Diamond. Forest Whitaker is a bad actor. Every one of his performances is the same. Same facial expression, same heavy breathing, same energy and yelling. The only thing that changes is the dialogue and a bit of accent. He's just not believable in anything. He's very much like Nick Cage in that regard. He's overacting.

I have to agree that his performance in Django was above and beyond his best. I didn't really like the movie much. I /hated/ his character. But I won't forget the performance, any time he was on screen he commanded attention. And the fact that the scene where he breaks the glass and bloodies his hand was unintentional and partially ad-libbed makes what was already probably the most intense scene in the movie even more impressive.

Congratulations on actually managing to have wrong opinions. That is a feat.

If you want to talk strength of performance rather than politics you'd give him one for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and skip the years of Leo not getting the Oscar.

I only really agree with two of these. Wolf of Wall Street was no brainer and I never really understood why Waltz got the best supporting actor nomination rather than Di Caprio (maybe because his role was about less than half the film?).

He was very good in "The Departed" and in "Blood Diamond" but they were the same year so he couldn't win both. Plus Forest Whittaker in last "King of Scotland" was better than year.

Never seen Revolutionary Road but I'm totally going to now.

I've seen 14 of his 28 movies and I've thought he was great in every one. My favourite performances would have to be Blood Diamond, Inception and Catch me if you Can.

I definitely enjoyed his performance in "The Departed", but if ever there was any movie that was Oscar-worthy (and contained an Oscar-worthy performance from DiCaprio) I would have to pick Gangs of New York.

 

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