Like all great Hollywood flicks, Leonardo DiCaprio’s life is one stunning tale of inspiration, story of an actor who always deserved an Oscar but never got one, until last night. On Sunday, February 28 Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. DiCaprio snagged the trophy for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Revenant. The long awaited win came after five nomination and was surely a surreal moment for the actor, who received a standing ovation while making his way towards the stage. When his name was announced, the actor reacted graciously as he has done many times before and took the stage to thank everyone from the casting director who cast him in his first film to mentor Martin Scorsese to his parents, friends and The Revenant cast and crew.
His life has been one extraordinary event for Hollywood. There isn’t an actor in the world who would have played superb role of undercover police officer in The Departed, he is also the one who brought life to the role of crazy Howard Hughes in The Aviator. The guy who charmed everyone with his role of a cold hearted stockbroker in The Wolf of Wall Street , but won the heart of millions of girls in romantic masterpiece like The Great Gatsby and Titanic. The movies like Catch me if you can, Blood Diamond and Inception are hard to define by words but it goes without saying that these are the ultimate masterpiece in Hollywood Hall of Fame.
After winning for The Revenant DiCaprio used his acceptance speech to highlight an issue close to his heart- global warming, and concluded his speech by saying “Let us not take this planet for granted, I do not take tonight for granted.”