Leonardo DiCaprio is being praised throughout the movie-making industry for his work in his newest film, The Revenant. Filmed in remote and harsh locations, making this movie meant months in difficult, even torturous conditions, braving the cold, starvation, and even being mauled by a bear. Well, not really, but those particular scenes in the movie certainly look real enough.
People reported that when Leonard DiCaprio first read the script and saw the scene with the bear, he wondered how he should go about it.
“You read the screenplay and it’s like, ‘Hugh Glass fights the bear.’ I was like, ‘So what do I do? Do I give him a right hook? How do I fight a bear?’”
Then DiCaprio realized he wouldn’t be fighting, as such.
“It’s not a fight at all, you’re just being mauled and it’s like a giant cat throwing around a ball of yarn around the forest.”
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Leonardo DiCaprio did not use a stunt-double to film the bear scene and he said it was a particularly difficult scene to shoot. As for how it was accomplished, making it look so realistic, it turns out that director Alejandro G. Iñárritu won’t tell.
“To explain how we did it would ruin the experience. Every trick available in cinema was used here.”
Iñárritu did add that what happens in the scene is very close to what would really happen in a bear attack.
Vanity Fair sat down with Leonardo DiCaprio and Revenantco-star Tom Hardy to find out more about the making of the movie.
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It turns out Hardy didn’t have all that difficult a time doing the horrible things to DiCaprio that were required of him. When the interviewer asked how Hardy could be mean to “Leo,” he said it wasn’t that difficult.
“Well, it’s very simple. I just left him in a hole.”
Check out the interview.
Regardless of what he went through during the filming of The Revenant, it most certainly has paid off for Leonardo DiCaprio. He won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Movie Drama and he has his nomination for an Oscar for Best Actor. Entertainment Tonight stated that after the Golden Globe Awards, DiCaprio partied the night away with friends and colleagues, including having some great conversation with Lady Gaga.
When Gaga had gone up to accept her award, Leonardo DiCaprio was seen laughing after his elbow was in her way as she was passing by, but it was all in good fun.
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A source told Entertainment Tonight the pair was able to laugh it off when they talked later on.
“They were talking for a while. Lots of laughs going on. It was all in good fun. Leo had no idea who was walking past him. He was laughing that he had no idea people noticed his face.”
DiCaprio should know better than that. In Hollywood, no one misses a thing, including his wardrobe malfunction during an interview on This Morning. Mirror reports that Leonardo DiCaprio had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction while on This Morning, flashing a tiny bit of his chest.
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Fans certainly noticed and Twitter lit up.
Watching #thismorning just wish someone would of told Leo to fix his top it’s very off putting when I want to see more
— Donna Hanley (@Donnamc21) January 14, 2016
Leo just cant get a break, first elbowgate and now his shirt buttons???????? #thismorning
— denise fox (@peeco19) January 14, 2016
At this point, there isn’t much Leonardo DiCaprio could do that people won’t notice and for which they won’t forgive him. And now, with the Oscars to look forward to, this might be the year that DiCaprio takes it home, something he has been waiting for since he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 22 for his role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Good luck, Leonardo DiCaprio!
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