If you are a fan of James Cameron’s “Titanic”, a good surprise awaits you. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the cult film by James Cameron will indeed return to the cinema on February 8 in 3D and 4K remastered versions. For the occasion, 20th Century studios unveiled a new poster and a new trailer. A wonderful experience for all fans of the first hour, and especially the opportunity for the youngest to discover on the big screen the tragic love story between Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukate r, star-crossed lovers, on board the famous ocean liner . A role that will make Leonardo DiCaprio an international superstar and one of the most profitable actors in history.
At 48, Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio seems to have made no false notes in his career. Very early in his career, he even had the courage to make bold and risky choices. Very sure of the direction he wanted to give to his acting career, the young Leonardo DiCaprio did not hesitate to say no to Disney. From the beginning of the 90s, after having played in the series What’s up, doctor? and especially in the film Secret Wounds alongside Robert de Niro, Disney had indeed offered him a major role in Hocus Pocus.
Instead, Leonardo DiCaprio, the man of many conquests, preferred to choose a more confidential project by playing in the drama film Gilbert Grape by Lasse Hallström. “I don’t know where this audacity came from,” he told Variety about it. “I lived in an environment where people try to influence you by telling you to make a lot of money, to strike while the iron is hot. But if there’s anything I’m proud of, it’s is to have been a young man who stuck to his guns.”
From then on, the young man stands out for his ability to embody all the characters and his performance in this role of a mentally retarded young man alongside Johnny Depp will also earn him the Oscar for best actor in a supporting role. . “I watched the way this kid moved his eyes and body, and tried to get inside his head. It was interesting to do because he was totally unpredictable. So I chose to improvise whenever I felt it worked in the scene. I copied a lot of his ways and appropriated them,” the actor explained in the book Leonardo The Magnificent, by Douglas Wight.
In 1996, his role as modern Romeo in Baz Luhrmann’s film Romeo Juliet opened the doors to stardom and made him the darling of teenage girls. Then will come the immense success of Titanic, the film at the 11 Oscars which will make him an interplanetary star. Despite the success, Leonardo DiCaprio will remain demanding and will refuse any superhero film, preferring the dark and demanding films of Martin Scorsese, of which he will quickly become the favorite actor. Almost inseparable since 2002, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio embody the most prolific duo in cinema with 5 films: Gangs of New York in 2002, Aviator in 2004, The Departed in 2006, Shutter Island in 2010 and The Wolf of Wall Street in 2023 .
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