Alejandro G. Iñarritu just made Oscar history. ‘The Revenant’ filmmaker took home the Academy Award for Best Director on Sunday, the third time in the awards’ history a director has won in two consecutive years. Joseph L. Mankiewicz was the last director to win the award back-to-back in 1950 and 1951, following John Ford’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and ‘How Green Was My Valley’ wins in 1941 and 1942, respectively.
IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Leonardo DiCaprio has won his very first Academy Award. Whether you were rooting for or against ‘The Revenant’, whether you think he deserved the award for his grunting and groaning as Hugh Glass or just wanted him to win a damn Oscar already, it doesn’t matter. He’s officially in the Oscar club now.
If you’re already looking ahead and wondering what movies will wind up with Oscar nominations in early 2016, you should start paying close attention to The Revenant. The new trailer for the Leonardo DiCaprio wilderness revenge thriller has arrived and, wow, is it beautiful.
You’d be surprised by how many beloved directors earn a little extra cash anonymously directing commercials, but when you hire the great Martin Scorsese to help sell your lavish new casino in Manilla Bay, Philippines, you end up with a full fledged Scorsese Picture. Which means that this is one of the most energetic and stylish advertisements you’ll see this year … and that it stars Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Though Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, he's yet to win an Oscar. It seems he wants one, as Warner Brothers has optioned a Woodrow Wilson biography for DiCaprio to produce and star in, likely in the hopes of netting him a gold statue.
If things went according to plan, Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' would be hitting theaters next week on Christmas Day, and we might be having a conversation about how Leonardo DiCaprio could be up for both the Best Actor and Supporting Actor Oscar. Instead, the picture moved to May, and we're a little less than six months away from its release. But now there's a new trailer to hold us over.
His name is Django and as he's quick to point out, the D is silent. It's just about the only quiet part of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained,' a boisterous, bloody blaxploitation/Western hybrid. What else would you expect from Tarantino, the modern master of genre pastiche, flavorful dialogue, and grossly exaggerated violence? Whatever 'Django''s issues -- and it has a couple -- failing to del
Thanks to high school English class, just about everybody has read the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic ‘The Great Gatsby.’
In 1974, the book was adapted into a movie starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, and now ‘Moulin Rogue’ director Baz Luhrmann is taking a crack at the early 20th century tale of reinvention with Leonardo Dicaprio in the title role.
Hollywood favorite funny man Jonah Hill‘s Hollywood stock is continuing to rise. The ‘Moneyball’ Oscar-nominated actor, who is starring in the upcoming comedy ‘The Watch‘ alongside Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, has now signed on to star in the new Martin Scorsese film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’