Leonardo DiCaprio’s road to Oscar gold is one fraught with troubles (and enough supermodels to fill an entire magazine).
Frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese has banked the forty-year-old actor two Oscar nominations – on top of two others for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and Blood Diamond – but never a win. Leo has never held an Academy Award at the actual ceremony unless it was Kate Winslet’s.
In a shrewd move, Leo had the foresight to work with Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscar Attempt #3,876 – The Revenant. Iñárritu won the big prize from the Academy this winter, going home with both Best Director and Best Picture for Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, and Edward Norton.
Based on the novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant also stars Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), Will Poulter (The Maze Runner), Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and a bear that might just eat them all. In the film, Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), a 19th century fur trapper, is left for dead by his friends after a – wait for it – bear mauling, and he sets out across the wintery wild to get revenge.
Here’s hoping Leo finally gets his Oscar – not only because he’s clearly owed his share, and The Revenant actually looks incredible – but rather so we can all stop making Leo/Oscar jokes already.
Watch the trailer for The Revenant below: