Whew! Finally! DiCaprio Wins!
What a vanity affair.
Finally! Gasping for air, Leonardo DiCaprio wins!
Now I can go back to just having fun in Seattle.
Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. Ecclesiastes 4:4
Enumclaw.com : opinion that counts | Monday, February 29, 2016
(vanityfair.com)—Here’s where it gets interesting. The following year, DiCaprio appeared as an insane slave owner with a million-dollar smile for Quentin Tarantino’s revenge “southern,” a surprising casting choice given all the cruelties and N-bombs the provocative auteur would likely toss DiCaprio’s way. The conversation was fueled further by Will Smith’s rejection of the title role, ostensibly to keep his bankable nice-guy image intact. Was DiCaprio’s first role as a villain a sign that he was even more anxious to win the Big One? Hardly; he seemed to have stopped worrying about it, choosing instead to go for broke in increasingly more ambitious roles and let the chips fall where they may. He was working with a re-emergent filmmaker hot off of Inglourious Basterds, which scored an Oscar for its villain, but Calvin Candie is a far more viscerally abhorrent figure than Christoph Waltz’s charismatic Nazi. The tale of DiCaprio cutting his hand open and proceeding to rub it on Kerry Washington’s face is the stuff of method-acting legend, but it was also destined to be overlooked come nominating time—Oscars love villains sometimes, but even charismatic bad guys can go too far.