DiCaprio's filmography boasts disappointments and even those that exist are at least remarkable (yes I'm talking about you, Critters 3 and Don's Plum). Now let's rank the movies ever made by Leonardo DiCaprio.
‘The Revenant’ (2015)
During the release of The Revenant it became a meme that DiCaprio had yet to win an Oscar. It was also well known how dedicated he was to immersing himself in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's period western revenge epic. However these facts don't diminish the impressiveness of his performance. Make it any less deserving of the Academy Award it eventually received.
In The Revenant DiCaprio portrays Hugh Glass—a fur trapper who becomes physically incapacitated after a bear attack. After his ally John Fitzgerald (played by Tom Hardy) bloodedly murders Glass' son, our protagonist embarks on a treacherous and lengthy journey seeking revenge.
The Wolf of Wall Street’ (2013)
In 2013 Martin Scorsese hadn't directed a comedy film since After Hours and DiCaprio was coming off a series of dramatic performances. The Wolf of Wall Street gave them the opportunity to showcase their talents in what could be considered one of the lively and enjoyable three hour movies ever created.
DiCaprio's portrayal of the Wall Street swindler Jordan Belfort reaches heights that even Borat would find amusing. However the movie takes care not to glorify Belfort's actions. If someone interprets Belfort as a hero then "The Wolf of Wall Street'' is mocking their perception.
Is "Titanic" the masterpiece, in DiCaprios, Winslets or James Cameron's filmography? The answer to all three questions is no. However it can be argued that it holds significance in each of their careers. Despite Camerons budget and groundbreaking effects Titanic wouldn't have its impact if Jack and Rose weren't such an enchanting couple.
Titanic has maintained an appeal among audiences over time. The enthusiasm for the film hasn't diminished one bit during its 2012 3D re-release or the 25th anniversary screenings worldwide.
‘Once Upon a Time In Hollywood’ (2019)
"Once Upon A Time In Hollywood '' stands as more than Tarantino's profound work.
It's incredible how self aware and deeply moving Leonardo DiCaprio's performance is, in portraying a movie star who has always been overshadowed. His depiction truly captures the challenges faced by artists in an industry. It ranks among the most authentic portrayals of the struggles one faces in such a competitive field.
The nostalgic embrace of 1960s aesthetics and classic film references in "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood '' is far from annoying; it actually adds to the appeal because let's be honest who wouldn't want to spend a bit time immersed in that world?
‘The Departed’ (2006)
The Departed showcases the pinnacle of Scorsese and DiCaprio abilities. This outstanding remake of the action film Infernal Affairs is undoubtedly the crime masterpiece of the 21st century. DiCaprio delivers one of his vulnerable performances, as Billy Costigan Jr., an undercover police officer.
Amidst a cast including Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin it is the electrifying chemistry between DiCaprio and Matt Damon that truly elevates The Departed into the realm of all time classics.