For as long as I can remember I have loved movies. It doesn’t matter what is going on in my life, going to the movies has always been an avenue to relieve my stress. In my lifetime, I’ve probably spent thousands of dollars going to the moves with my girlfriend. During this time there have been certain actors that I have come to admire, such as Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Denzel Washington. However there is one actor that I can honestly say has never failed to disappoint me and that is none other than Leonardo DiCarpio. I am making a point to mention DiCaprio as ‘the’ most underrated actor of our generation. Even from the very beginning of his career when he co-starred in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, he’s talent for acting was undisputable. As he has gotten older, movies such as “Shutter Island”, “Inception” and “J Edgar” are in my opinion, some of the best movies ever made.
One would think that by this point, someone that possesses these types of acting skills would receive recognition from their peers on the stage that I am sure everyone is aware of, The Oscars. Although he has been nominated, I think the fact that DiCaprio has never won an Oscar is slap in the face to him and to the acting community itself. The roles that he has played always push the envelope and shy away from the norm. I am not sure what the academy is looking for exactly, but I am pretty sure that Dicaprio has enough amazing roles under his belt to have won at least one Oscar by this point.
I am hoping that his role as Jay Gatsby in the upcoming movie “The Great Gatsby” will be a for sure win for him this upcoming Oscar season. I personally thought that he was going to win for “J Edgar” this year and was terribly disappointed when he wasn’t even nominated. The fact that he hasn’t won still gives me hope though because I am hoping that DiCaprio is brewing up something amazing for the future that will surely seal his name on an Oscar trophy. I have yet to doubt his ability to join his peers in the Academy and hope to soon see the day where some DiCaprio can walk up that stage and accept the Oscar that has been so rightfully his since “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”.