From his 2001 movie debut in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down to 2017's Dunkirk, Tom Hardy always manages to make a big impression on screen in every role, big or small.
The return of a heavy-breathing dark lord, first contact like we’ve never seen it before, a humanitarian scrapping with a CGI bear, a 20-storey Paul Rudd – it’s safe to say that in 2016, we’ve seen it all.
2016. Hailed by no one as ‘the best year ever’, it’s been as tumultuous on-set as it has been out there in the real world. Herein lie some of the biggest scandals of the year… Hellish conditions on The Revenant Sure it was a realistic portrayal of the brutality of the wilderness, but the over-budget, over-schedule set of Alejandro G. Inarritu’s ‘The Revenant’ was described as ‘a living hell‘ by some. ...
After it emerged that Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio had a doppelganger, he’s now made his very own acting debut in a bizarre advert for Russian television. The ad that last just under a minute, is a strange but sort of wonderful tribute to the Hollywood actor, as we see lookalike Roman Burtsev, a 33-year-old security guard, assume a role that, without making direct reference to the ‘The Revenant’ star, gives us the clear indication that we’re seeing a version Leo.
2016 could finally be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year as he looks set to win a Oscar that’s evaded him his entire career. Fans from the Siberian region of Yakutia have been donating gold and silver valuables to be melted down into a statue for the ‘The Revenant’ star. It’s believed that around 100 people have donated their valuables (that’s a lot of dedicated fans!) to make the accolade and say it’s as valid as the Oscar he may or may not win.
Not only did James Cameron go two months over schedule and £42m over budget, he was the subject of a cruel and potentially very dangerous prank. The image is actually mirrored, because Cameron is left-handed, unlike DiCaprio, who is right-handed.
One of the most talked about moments from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was the speech given by Domhnall Gleeson’s villainous General Hux. Gleeson, talking to Yahoo while promoting ‘The Revenant’, told us that they shot different versions of the speech, but that ultimately, “JJ [Abrams] wanted it big”. “We just said ‘lets try it at a couple of different levels’, and [JJ] just said ‘that’s the one I want it to be’”.
It seems the most talked about moment of the 2016 Golden Globes was not an amazing speech, or a deserving winner, but Leonardo DiCaprio’s superb reaction to Lady Gaga barging past him to collect her award. The pop star was on her way to collect the gong for ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ when she pushed past DiCaprio’s table. DiCaprio was chatting away and laughing with a fellow guest at this table when she walked past, then looked seriously freaked out when he saw that it was Lady Gaga who had knocked him.
Has Leonardo DiCaprio been raped by a bear in his latest movie? According to Drudge Report, the ‘grizzly’ scene appears in DiCaprio’s Oscar-tipped film, ‘The Revenant’… in which he stars as American wilderness explorer and fur trapper, Hugh Glass. “The new movie ‘Revenant’ features a shocking scene of a wild bear raping Leo DiCaprio,” they claim. “The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings.
Could this be Leo’s year? Leonardo DiCaprio hasn’t yet won an Oscar despite being nominated five times, but his performance in new film ‘The Revenant’ is being tipped to end his losing streak. The film, from ‘Birdman’ director Alejandro González Iñárritu, screened in the US over the weekend. Despite an official review embargo, Leo has been earning plaudits on twitter from those who were at the screening.