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Everybody Wants to be Us

Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

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Leonardo DiCaprio reflects on his unique early career decisions, making ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ and producing films that matter in the current marketplace.

bbook:

WE’LL NEVER LET GO - UNIQUE CREATURE: LEONARDO DICAPRIO
Whether he’s playing a mentally-handicapped teenager coping with the strains of his family, an infamous conman making his way around the world, a family man wrestling with the trials of love, or a psychopathic slave-owner, Leo always sinks his teeth fully into every role—giving a performance that’s brimming with conviction, intensity, charm, and agility, always with that signature essence of Leo that lingers no matter within which character he disappears. And it’s that rare amalgamation of charm and talent that’s made him not only one of Hollywood’s most beloved leading men but also a cultural icon with unwavering force. The transition from childhood actor to teen heartthrob to respected adult actor isn’t always an easy feat—many have let their flame burn out too soon and never fulfilled on the promise of their talent, but Leo has done nothing but prove time and time again that he’s more than deserving of that Oscar we’ve yet to see him take home.

So right!!!

bbook:

WE’LL NEVER LET GO - UNIQUE CREATURE: LEONARDO DICAPRIO

Whether he’s playing a mentally-handicapped teenager coping with the strains of his family, an infamous conman making his way around the world, a family man wrestling with the trials of love, or a psychopathic slave-owner, Leo always sinks his teeth fully into every role—giving a performance that’s brimming with conviction, intensity, charm, and agility, always with that signature essence of Leo that lingers no matter within which character he disappears. And it’s that rare amalgamation of charm and talent that’s made him not only one of Hollywood’s most beloved leading men but also a cultural icon with unwavering force. The transition from childhood actor to teen heartthrob to respected adult actor isn’t always an easy feat—many have let their flame burn out too soon and never fulfilled on the promise of their talent, but Leo has done nothing but prove time and time again that he’s more than deserving of that Oscar we’ve yet to see him take home.

So right!!!

"I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition."

-Leonardo DiCaprio on his Oscar Nomination

Leonardo DiCaprio talks ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ film, his desire to tell this story, and parallels between ‘Wolf’ and ‘Gatsby’

How amazing would it be if Michael B. Jordan and Idris Elba both received Academy Award nominations this year?  Jordan commands the screen in Fruitvale Station, bringing audiences into the experience, hopes, and pressures of Oscar Grant.  Trailers for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom portray a different type of leader than audiences found in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.  Elba dominates and scorches the screen as only he can.  This is a great year for fans of “The Wire” at the cinema.

I just realized Meryl Streep will be presenting the Best Actor Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis.

Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis on one stage.  She will probably kiss him. 

This will be the greatest moment of my life.

donna-moss:

2013 Academy Award Nominees: Best Picture

Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty

“The only way you could meet my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck. Pat.”

Silver Linings Playbook

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