10 landmark performances by Leonardo DiCaprio


10 – THE WOLF OF WALL STREET by Martin Scorsese (2013) / If the Academy Award is to be taken seriously as a landmark award recognizing a pivotal moment in which a cinema personality reached an absolute personal and universal creative and artistic peak, then it would not be subdivided into a category with winners and losers. It would be the work of research of an academy charged with keeping an eye on the progress of any outstanding individual figure of the (international, of course) film industry that would be able to pinpoint a film, an event, in which said figure represented a culmination of his art and craft. In retrospective, The Wolf of Wall Street should be seen as the ultimate DiCaprio performance: it is the prefect mix of charm, ambiguity, rebelliousness and obnoxiousness; serious and farcical. It is also a culmination of the work of Scorsese and DiCaprio, one of the most fruitful collaborations in the history of American cinema. But the Oscar only came a few years later, in Inarritu’s The Revenant, which will not, instead, be an entry on this list.


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