The entire world, especially film industries around the world are approaching the 86th Academy Awards with a lot of hope and anticipation. With the nomination list that’s created quite a buzz, every nominee – from brilliant actors and actresses to extraordinary crew members of the nominated movies are busy preparing the ‘Thank you’ speech to be delivered on March 2, 2014, the day when people will witness this grand affair with host Ellen DeGeneres saying "and the Oscar goes to…"
This time some terrific actors have been shortlisted for the final contention. Creating a space for themselves, the nominees for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" are:
- Christian Bale – American Hustle
- Bruce Dern – Nebraska
- Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
- Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
- Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Every single actor, mentioned in the list is worth thousands of praises, but one name that stands out, especially for the female fan followers is Leonardo DiCaprio.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, 39, acting for 20 years now, reached the megastar status with James Cameron’s Titanic, playing the role of Jack Dawson. But that’s not all… He has left his audience in awe with some marvelous characters he portrayed onscreen including his first breakthrough role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. An actor with a diverse career in Hollywood, he is one among the best actors under 40.
Here’s a quick sneak-peek into Leonardo’s best characters, that also earned the title of a brilliant movie among fans.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Guess no other actor could have carried the ’90s style with more grace as Leonardo DiCaprio did in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of the Wall Street, playing a playboy stockbroker. Be it the pinstripe suits in greys and blues or the crisp polo tees paired with stylish shades, every detail of the 90’s style was tastefully done.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Leonardo nailed the 1920’s look in The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann as Jay Gatsby, a mysterious business magnate with sharp-as-you-like three-piece tuxedos. So next time you plan to have a Great Gatsby-themed party, don’t forget to refer to Leo’s look in the movie.
Django Unchained (2012)
In this Quentin Taratino flick, Django Unchained, set in the antebellum era in America, DiCaprio plays a charming-yet-brutal and racist plantation owner. He is the bad guy but definitely one, with a good taste for fine style and clothes. In his velvet-lapelled red jacket, he looked amazingly handsome for someone so wicked.
Blood Diamond (2006)
Nominated for Academy Awards Best Actor in the movie Blood Diamond, Leonardo plays the character of Danny Archer, a smuggler by profession. The style of Leo’s casual shirts with buttons open, worn over tees throughout the movie is simply the best casual look to be copied and flaunted. As summers are almost here, take a few tips from the movie, grab your pair of casual shirts and shorts and flaunt it.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Set in the ’60s, Catch Me If You Can by Steven Spielberg, narrates the story of real-life con-artist, Frank Abignale. Leonardo DiCaprio as the character requires a number of costume changes, including that of a pilot and a doctor. Every costume has nailed the 60’s appearance, especially the one where Leo flaunts a cream cardigan with orange stripes.
In a span of 20 years of his acting career, Leonardo DiCaprio has constantly defied conventions and accepted every possible role, continuing to wow his audience with each and every performance and character portrayed onscreen with utmost commitment. Here’s wishing this suave gentleman all the best for the 86th Academy Awards. Whatever be the final verdict, his films are one that shall always be watched and enjoyed.