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‘The Revenant’ Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Addresses Marriage Rumors

Shortly after earning attention at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, Leonardo DiCaprio has responded to rumors that wedding bells will be ringing for him in 2016. Whatever state his personal life may be in, it seems certain that DiCaprio’s professional life is as vibrantly busy as it has ever been, with several film projects filling up Leonardo’s time.

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Ordinarily, Leonardo is unwilling to even address his personal life, though he’s certainly not because he has anything for which he should be embarrassed. After all, he has had his dance card filled with an assortment of eligible beauties, such as Kelly Rohrbach, Toni Garrn, Gisele Bundchen, and Bar Refaeli. Still, The Revenant star is reluctant to say much about his love life, but persistent interest seems to have worn him down.

Asked about rumors that there might be a wedding in the near future, DiCaprio was quick to nix such talk.

“I have a wonderful family and friends that I’m enjoying life with, and I will say that I am very happy,” DiCaprio said. “As for anything more – the time will be right when it’s going to be right. There’s no way to plan these things.”

The actor went on to express his gratitude for all that he has earned through acting and filmmaking and said there’s nothing more he would wish for, at least not for himself. He added that he feels to hear himself wishing for something more for his life would be nauseating.

Leonardo, who has been active in environmentalism and climate change, did say there are things he would wish for, as far as changing the planet. He recently spoke to the United Nations to make his wishes for a healthier planet known.

After 27 Years, Leonardo DiCaprio Is Poised To Claim His First Oscar

A first look at #TheRevenant. In theaters December 2015.

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It’s been a 27-year snub, with a vast collection of films that many feel should have earned DiCaprio an Oscar, but that all may be water under the bridge soon enough. It seems to be something of a ripple effect. Once an actor wins one award, another and another may follow, and Leonardo has definitely taken that first step. Beating out Will Smith for Concussion, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl, and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Leonardo took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama for The Revenant.

Receiving a standing ovation, DiCaprio expressed just how humbled he was by the praise.

“Wow, that meant a lot,” The Revenant actor said. “Two years ago we found ourselves submerged deep in nature with all of its complications and all of the beauty that it gave us cinematically. This film was about survival, bout the triumph of the human spirit, but more than anything it was about trust.”

Mr. DiCaprio wasn’t blind to those that helped him to earn the award, thanking director Alejandro González Iñárritu and co-star Tom Hardy in particular. The actor also took the opportunity to address his environmental interests by promising to share the award with the First Nations people represented in the film. He added that Hollywood needs to address the interests of North America’s indigenous people and do all they can to protect the land from the destruction perpetrated by corporations. He closed his speech by vowing to do his part to help preserve the planet for future generations.

If he has never deserved an Oscar win for previous films, DiCaprio has certainly earned a win with The Revenant. The actor risked hypothermia every day of filming, slept in an animal carcass, and ate raw bison liver, all for authenticity in telling the story.

The Revenant is currently playing in theaters.

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