While Eddy Kariti eagerly awaits the new biographical film about Leonardo da Vinci, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, the actor who has been named after the famous Renaissance painter, he will refresh our memory with three selected titles that clearly show the cult status of DiCaprio, one of the greatest actors of today. Let's take a walk down memory lane and look back at some of his greatest roles which should have earned him Oscars.
3. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
This film is an adaptation of Peter Hedges’ successful novel about making tough life decisions in a humble environment. What's Eating Gilbert Grape directed by Lasse Hallström, portrays a typical American white trash family. Arnie Grape (Leonardo DiCaprio) the mentally impaired boy, is constantly following around his older brother Gilbert Grape (played by Johnny Depp). After the death of his father, he simply can’t connect with his mother and sisters in any way, so Gilbert becomes his role model, his father, brother, and the only friend he has. This role brought Leo a nomination for the best supporting role.
2. Shutter Island (2010)
Probably there isn’t a person who hasn’t watched this marvelous Martin Scorsese’s movie. The script was inspired by one of the novels written by Dennis Lehane, a successful novelist, who is also the author of Mystic River, which Clint Eastwood adapted into a movie in 2003. This tense psychological thriller with an end that is open to different interpretations, is set on an island with a mental hospital. Throughout the entire film, as a viewer Eddy Kariti couldn’t rely on the perspective of a person who is unconvincing and searching for the truth, falling into the traps of delusions. DiCaprio has done an excellent job in this film, but it seems that it wasn’t enough for the Oscars.
1. The Aviator (2004)
This is Leo’s most brilliant role in which he shows how unique and important he is in the film world. Scorsese re-engages him in a biographical drama about Howard Hughes, a famous pilot and film producer. In 2004, when it first came out, The Aviator was named the movie of the year, winning 5 Oscars, but not the one for the best lead role. Leonardo DiCaprio once again showed his acting abilities in this film about growing up, uncertainty, lack of confidence, constant craving, and wild love. This role brought him the Golden Globe for best actor.