Leonardo DiCaprio’s Greatest Performances Ranked – IndieWire

With 5 Academy Award nominations and a win for “The Revenant,” Leonardo DiCaprio has established himself as a Hollywood icon — vaulting from his first starring position within the sci-fi horror “Critters III” to difficult components with main auteurs, together with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whereas championing humanitarian points by his prolific environmental activism.

In “As soon as Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” DiCaprio performed a washed-up film star on the finish of his tether, which is probably the largest stretch of the actor’s filmography contemplating his esteemed pedigree and enviable physique of labor. With almost $7 billion {dollars} of worldwide field workplace to his identify and an inventory of roles that show his selective instincts every day trip, DiCaprio is likely one of the few film stars working right now who all the time delivers one thing price seeing.

That even contains Adam McKay’s 2021 end-times satire for Netflix “Don’t Look Up,” which IndieWire’s David Ehrlich gave a “C-” and noticed DiCaprio portraying a flustered astronomy professor heralding a planet-annihilating comet to deaf ears. Or take Baz Luhrmann’s blithely mismatched “Nice Gatsby” adaptation from 2013: a very glittery important misfire that also noticed DiCaprio’s majorly depressed fats cat yanking at audiences’ heartstrings reverse Carey Mulligan. Heck, we’d even watch Leo within the titular position of Clint Eastwood’s baffling “J. Edgar” once more — if just for the chance to stretch our flummoxed decrease faces on the 2011 biopic’s jaw-dropping awfulness.

Lesser works apart, DiCaprio is one in all Hollywood’s final remaining film stars and the boys are again on the town, with him and Scorsese as soon as once more teaming up for a brand new film. The buzzy “Killers of the Flower Moon” stars DiCaprio in a greater than three-hour Western epic a few string of Oklahoma murders within the Osage Nation from 1921 to 1926; DiCaprio seems with Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, and plenty of extra. It received a “B+” from IndieWire, and has earned $154 million on the international field workplace to this point. You’ll be able to learn Ehrlich’s full assessment right here.

To honor the movie’s launch, and its subsequent march to awards season, IndieWire seems again on DiCaprio’s 20 greatest performances. Entries are ranked with our condolences to “The Man within the Iron Masks.” Possibly subsequent time, Philippe.

With editorial contributions by Kate Erbland and Jim Hemphill.

[Editor’s note: This article was first published in August 2019 and has since been updated.] 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top