From playing a homeless teen on Growing Pains to becoming late nineties' definitive heartthrob to starring in the Oscar-winning Django Unchanined, Leonardo DiCaprio has had one heck of a career. This week, a 3D movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby opens in theaters with DiCaprio taking on the role of the hottest host in West Egg, Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. We decided now would be the perfect time to rate the top ten movies starring the three-time Oscar nominee, so head over to the list and vote for your favorite Leonardo DiCaprio flicks.
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Posted 05.07.13 by reelz
"Can't you see who this guy is?"
When you're making a movie based on a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that is usually assigned as homework to high school students, there best way to sell the movie is to focus on Leonardo DiCaprio. That's the focus of the latest trailer for The Great Gatsby, which gets everybody talking about DiCaprio's mysterious and eccentric title character, who falls in love with a married woman (Carey Mulligan). The tragic love story recalls some of DiCaprio's more popular movies, including Titanic and Romeo & Juliet, which was also directed by Baz Luhrmann. When a trailer reveals the story's most climactic moment — albeit one anyone who's read the story already knows — it's clear that the studio believes that DiCaprio will be enough to sell an already known book, which has already been adapted several times. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.08.13 by Ryan
Bubble Yum and Horrifying Sweaters
Leonardo DiCaprio, is there anymore to say? From breaking our hearts with an untimely watery death in Titanic to his more recent role as Calvin Candie in Tarantino’s Django Unchained the Golden Globe winning, three time Oscar-nominated star is a huge success.
But for those of you who have wondered what the star was up to before he became trapped in the limelight, Buzzfeed has revived a rare '80s gem. Little Leo was working hard ‘poppin’ and ‘boppin’ away to promote the “super soft Bubble Yum bubble gum.” Say nothing about the hair — we think he’s adorable… Keep Poppin >> Posted 02.20.13 by reelz
After Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony, this weekend's horror movie Mama doesn't just star Jessica Chastain but "Golden Globe winner" Jessica Chastain. It might seem strange to see an award-winning actress in a horror movie, but the trend of respected actors taking roles in horror movies is on the rise. Just last year, Oscar–nominated actor Ethan Hawke (Training Day) starred in supernatural horror-thriller Sinster while Golden Globe-nominated Rebecca Hall (Vicky Christina Barcelona) appeared in British ghost story movie The Awakening.
Of course, horror movies have historically been a place where actors often get their start. In fact, a surprising amount of Hollywood stars and Academy Award winners and nominees have started their careers in the horror genre, and, in fact, some are still working in the genre. check out the list >> Posted 01.18.13 by Ryan
Director Steven Spielberg doesn't have the best streak when it comes to comedies. His first comedy, 1941 was a commercial dud, but his luck changed with this 2002 comedy about a con man. who almost directed this caper? >> Posted 12.24.12 by Chris
"Could it all be true?"
Director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby was originally going to be released on December 25th, until Warner Bros. decided to move it from a crowded holiday season to next May. Instead of getting the actual movie, audiences will instead get a brand new trailer, one that adds even more opulence and decadence than the trailer released in May.
The latest trailer does a good job upping the stakes, showing the self-made Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) putting up magnificent airs, including a believable and heroic backstory and lavish parties, all the while hiding his true history. His friend Nick (Tobey Maguire) would love to believe Gatsby, but ultimately warns him that "you can't repeat the past." Gatsby doesn't agree. all the latest trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 12.21.12 by Ryan
Which of this year's actors are worthy of the industry's highest honor?
If the screenplay is the backbone of a movie and the director its eyes, the actors and actresses who bring the characters to life on screen are its heart and soul. A bad script in the hands of wonderful actors can still make for a pretty decent movie, but give a wonderful script to bad actors and you're gonna get a bad movie every time. This year, there were a considerable number of exceptionally well written movies starring talented actors and actresses released by both independent studios and the majors so there are almost too many eligible candidates to consider for Academy Award nominations. We already asked you to tell us which actresses deserve consideration come Oscar time — so far, you've chosen Jennifer Lawrence for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for her supporting role in Les Miserables — now tell us which actors are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor.
Rate the Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Actors of 2012 >>
Posted 12.15.12 by BrentJS
"Say, what is your name, boy?"
At this point, it's quite possible that many are familiar with writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Southern" Django Unchained. The upcoming movie's many TV spots, trailers and international trailers have offered the essence of the movie's plot: former slave Django (Jamie Foxx) joins German dentist King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) in the bounty hunting business so he can search for his wife (Kerry Washington), who is now the property of lecherous slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The latest (and last) theatrical trailer for Django Unchained doesn't reveal any secrets, but getting fresh looks at DiCaprio's portrayal of Candie and more shots of Foxx shooting or whipping enemies into submission only offers further proof of why we're so excited to see the movie next month.all the latest trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 12.03.12 by Ryan
"Adult supervision is required."
Not since July's extended TV spot have we seen new footage from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Southern" Django Unchained, but a new trailer has arrived online and we couldn't be happier about it.
The first half plays like the other trailers that have arrived so far, showing the partnership between freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and German bounty hunter King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), as they work on their respective missions of vengeance. Schultz is looking to bring down the hood-wearing Brittle Brothers, while Django is looking to free his wife (Kerry Washington) from the villainous slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The second half is where more new footage arrives, with more footage of Django, who reveals he's getting "dirty" to take care of his business, and more of DiCaprio, who's Candie is the kind of charming villain audiences will love to hate, perhaps not unlike Waltz's Hans Landa from Inglourious Basterds. There's also more of Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Candie's loyal house slave Stephen, and warns Candie of the dubious intentions of Schultz and Django, while the very first footage of Jonah Hill is also revealed (surprise, his role looks comedic). the latest trailers, unchained
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 10.11.12 by Ryan
Yesterdays child actors, today's superstars!
We're all too familiar with the supposed "curse" of being a child actor. A darling child with a precocious knack for acting grows up with too much fame and fortune and too little (or the wrong kind of) parental supervision and they grow up to become a tabloid headline and late night talk show punchline. Or, worse yet, they don't make it to adulthood at all. Lindsay, Amanda, Corey, Macaulay, Demi, Miley...the list goes on and on. Just as we can't look away as we slowly pass by a terrible accident on the freeway, we often find ourselves compelled to stare at the wreckage so many child stars make of their adulthood.
Though the stories of tragic former child stars may make for juicier reading while standing in line at the check-out stand, the great majority of child actors grow up to become well-adjusted adults. Most leave acting behind and move on to "normal" careers as teachers, bankers or software engineers, but many remain in show business, finding even greater success as an adult. Hit the link below to find out the Most Successful Child Actors Still Working in Show Business today. WHO DEFIED THE "CURSE?" >> Posted 10.05.12 by BrentJS