He's definitely in my top 5 actor's list. I feel like he's long overdue for an Oscar. I felt like he should've gotten one way back when he was in What's Eating Gilbert Grape with Johnny Depp. He was excellent in that movie.
I voted no... I like leo and he has been good in a lot of things. He's been nominated twice (for Aviator and Blood Diamond) but rightfully lost out to Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (which he was fantastic in) and Forrest Whitaker in Last King of Scotland (which he was also amazing in)
I think Leo is a good actor who does great movies and sometimes he's great in them. but I do think he is slightly lacking on the scale of some of those contemporaries that have won the award
He's a great actor, but there have been many many people who had to get nominated several times to receive an oscar... AL Pacino got it in his eighth nomination, Martin Scorsese got it the sixth time he got nominated... Richard Burton had 7 nominations with no wins, Peter O Toole with 8 nom and no wins... in comparison to them Leo has been nominated only four times, I don't know what the hue and cry about him not winning an oscar is about...
Nah. He's one of those actors who I've always thought must have a really, really good agent, because the number of good / high profile movies he appears in, is totally disproportional to his actual talent level (think Keanu Reeves / Orlando Bloom).
I looked up a list of popular actors who haven't won an oscar before responding. I think Leonardo Di Caprio is pretty comparable to others on the list (Joaquin Phoenix, Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, Sir Ian McKellen, Ralph Fiennes).
I voted no. I hate to bring old Meyrl Streep up here, but as she is often nominated and a multiple winner of awards, there are moments in her films where the room is literally still and I am absolutely captivated by the screen or a moment where she connects with something or someone in her films. The actors I have truly felt were worthy of an Oscar, have those moments for me in their work and aren't one dimensional or typecast, but really take on meaty roles where they not only have to challenge themselves, or change in some way, or really invoke an emotion worthy of memory, but their work seeps into your very pores. Leo has done some powerful work. I remember him from all the way back when he did The Basketball Diaries where he absolutely became a kid junkie, but since then he's gone 80% of the way in his work, but not gotten back to that place where you go woah, this is it, man, this is everything right here, its all on the floor.
He's a fucking amazing actor and I'm sure he'll get one eventually. I was kind of annoyed how many people were upset that he didn't get one for the Wolf of Wall Street though. He deserves an Oscar, but he deserves his first Oscar to be for a better movie than that.
I agree with What's Eating Gilbert Grape, that was an amazing performance and really should have been recognized for it. But other than that particular role he's never really disappeared into a character. Like even physically he doesn't seem to put in as much effort as other actors do and he always looks like Leo in every movie. I just watched South Paw and wow, Jake Gyllenhaal was amazing in it. He changes physically for the parts he's in (Night Crawler was another really great performance and he looks totally different) but he also seems so honest in his depiction that every action seemed so real. I compare the two actors because it's the best way for me to explain it, i think that Leo lacks realness or depth in his portrayals.
Is it because he keeps dying in most of his movies? Lol In all seriousness though does it really matter if he gets an is car or not? He still gets movies and he's famous enough that all a novie has to do is marjet his name in a movid even if he is in thr movie for a short amount of time Seems like they only give Oscars to minorities these days