Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won An Oscar!

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio won his first ever Oscar statue at last night’s Oscar extravaganza. I have to say, I was pulling for the guy more than I ought to, but I was thrilled when presenter and last year’s Best Actress winner Julianne Moore, called his name.

DiCaprio, or as I like to call him, Leo, has been acting since 1993 where he landed his first big role in the move This Boy’s Life starring alongside one of the world’s greatest actors, Robert De Niro. His history with the Oscar’s goes back to 1994 when he won an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” He later picked up an Oscar nomination again in 2004 for his role as Howard Hughes in “The Aviator”, but failed to win yet again.

His work was recognized again in 2006 for “Blood Diamond” and in 2013 for “The Wolf of Wall Street”, but each year his talent wasn’t acknowledged by The Academy.

Three years later he received the Oscar nomination for The Revenant. This time, everyone was pulling for him to win. Critics had said his role as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who deals with some of the most grueling challenges to return back to his base camp after getting mauled by a bear, was “brilliant”. The film itself was said to be gritty, cold and harsh, as well as being a cinematic masterpiece.

I, like many Leo fans, have followed him since his role in Titanic as “Jack” and have always thought him to be a class act worthy of the most prestigious acting award. His acceptance speech only solidified his class as one of the world’s greatest actors and philanthropists. Check out his speech below and revel in this amazing moment with the rest of Leo’s fans.

 

 

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