Many of us know Leonardo DiCaprio as the Titanic boy. My Granny who rarely watches a movie has watched Titanic, still remembers him for his Performance. He had done excellent work in Many Movies like- The Titanic(1997), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), The Aviator (2004), The Departed(2006), Inception (2010) , The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and his Oscar Award winning film, The Revenant (2016) Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
The Revanant ( As Given in the Movie promotion) :While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
While Watching The Revanant- I was just praying , he just needs to get the academy awards this year. What a Performance, I was simply spell bound. I am not sure how others had felt connected to the Movie, but I loved the fact that a man’s desire to live against all odds. I felt the same connection in the southern star , Dhanush movie, Marian. Both are completely different but still I feel whenever we complain that I can’t do this because of so and so reason. we just need to stop for a second, stop giving reasons and just start doing things we want to do. Nobody is going to stop us from the life if we would like to live our way. I would love to ponder more on this thoughts in my later blog.
Yes, back to Leonardo DiCaprio. His Oscar speech was as mesmerizing as his performance in the movie. Here is his Oscar speech for my Audience and the video link for his speech too.
Full speech of Leonardo Di Caprio, Oscar night speech:
Thank you all so very much. Thank you to the Academy, thank you to all of you in this room. I have to congratulate the other incredible nominees this year for their unbelievable performances. The Revenant was the product of the tireless efforts of an unbelievable cast and crew I got to work alongside. First off, to my brother in this endeavor, Mr. Tom Hardy. Tom, your fierce talent on screen can only be surpassed by your friendship off screen. To Mr. Alejandro Innaritu, as the history of cinema unfolds, you have forged your way into history these past 2 years… thank you for creating a transcendent cinematic experience. Thank you to everybody at Fox and New Regency…my entire team. I have to thank everyone from the very onset of my career…to Mr. Jones for casting me in my first film to Mr. Scorsese for teaching me so much about the cinematic art form. To my parents, none of this would be possible without you. And to my friends, I love you dearly, you know who you are.
And lastly I just want to say this: Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.
Oscar acceptance speech video link:
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