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Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Great Gatsby' - FIRST LOOK!

Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Great Gatsby' - FIRST LOOK!

Check out these first official stills from Baz Lurhmann‘s upcoming film The Great Gatsby!

One of the images shows a glammed up Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan next to Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway) and Joel Edgerton (Tom Buchanan) with Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby) in the background.

“It’s very nerve-racking,” Carey recently told the L.A. Times about taking on a role in the big screen adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.

“I know how much the book means, especially in America. And everyone has their own view on what the book means, which makes it even more nerve-racking,” she added.

The Great Gatsby is slated to hit theaters December, 25, 2012!

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  • Karina

    @New girl(friend)?: I don’t believe Leo is bisexual at all he likes women even though they are skinny hood rats. Leo is a good actor I hope he wins that Oscar!

  • @Karina

    Its not true
    Ted C is full of s*** and likes to stir for attention
    No on can name one story he has ever broken

  • HM

    Kim>Can u imagine someone New and Interesting with someone old and boring like leo?Such an optimist you are.This models stuff is his level//There is only one among vs models who at least look like angel(candice)/Others look very ordinary,even ugly and there is nothing interesting inside them.But we all know that there is nothing very exciting about leo too…so

    I suppose Leo can give only money for girls (without dating etc),he is too boring and sad stuff for real relationships

  • HM

    btw firstly i supposed that it was riz wizerspoon’s clone with him,not boring model again )

  • Daniela

    If Uncle Leo is dating VS model Erin Heatherton this skinny twig, she has a nose job just like Blake WTF no natural beauty at all.

  • New girl(friend)?

    @Kim: Since I put @144 in front of my comment I thought it was quite self-explanatory who I was talking to. But apparently not everyone got that… Say something interesting or different? Like you? LOL! Well, what can I say if my opinion hasn`t change? But for your sake I`ll say something different even though that`s not my opinion! Geesh!

  • Kim

    @ Larson, – Thank You… For steering the conversation in a better direction than a few others. – I’m familiar with weinstein… his former company. Who wouln’t be?? – It just gets so monopolous Every Year that LEO is up for an Award, and goes there looking or anticipating a WIN. – After All these Years LEO has worked in FILM & been able to produce Movies that wouldn’t ever be Made or Considered, IF – Leo wasn’t staring in… Why does Everything have to be Looked at (as if) these VS Models are “kinda” Keeping Leo Up??? – (or out of trouble?). – I just go to see movies for Watching Them…not Debating Every single Aspect of them….. I was at the J.Edgar premiere on Hwd Blvd in November… haven’t been able to see the film yet tho… I’m waiting on SAG to give their Members an Invite…….(screening). – Anyway. – I Think LEO is Grown up enough and Intelligent enough to capture SOMEONE who is out there and SHE won’t be Afraid to DATE Him. – Blonde, Brunette, another Race… This Woman will be Good to him…… Just wait & see….. Bye to Larson, and HM…… thanks :)

  • Kim

    @ Larson, – Thank You… For steering the conversation in a better direction than a few others. – I’m familiar with weinstein… his former company. Who wouln’t be?? – It just gets so monopolous Every Year that LEO is up for an Award, and goes there looking or anticipating a WIN. – After All these Years LEO has worked in FILM & been able to produce Movies that wouldn’t ever be Made or Considered, IF – Leo wasn’t staring in… Why does Everything have to be Looked at (as if) these VS Models are “kinda” Keeping Leo Up??? – (or out of trouble?). – I just go to see movies for Watching Them…not Debating Every single Aspect of them….. I was at the J.Edgar premiere on Hwd Blvd in November… haven’t been able to see the film yet tho… I’m waiting on SAG to give their Members an Invite…….(screening). – Anyway. – I Think LEO is Grown up enough and Intelligent enough to capture SOMEONE who is out there and SHE won’t be Afraid to DATE Him. – Blonde, Brunette, another Race… This Woman will be Good to him…… Just wait & see….. Bye to Larson, and HM…… thanks :)

  • Kim

    oops…sorry 4 double Post… these darn Web Kiosiks… ~ I’ll be on Saturday reading JJ posts, but I’ve said what I wanted 2….. Good Luck Leo!!! ;)

  • quid pro quo

    interesting…..yes he does want that oscar bad. he was the first to thank the golden globes for his nom–like same day. I dont think he’s sleeping around, dont buy that he’s that BI either. But what he does to win an award will be interesting.

    He likes the blonde girl, what else is new, it was a couple of days together, not an engagement party. See what happens.

    One thing is, once gatsby wraps bye bye local talent. If it is heatherton
    we’ll see her again, not for years and years but for a month or two.

    Remember, the lady has some discretion in the matter too. Not every girl is a contract signing ho-bag. Not every woman can hang with that hardened crap. I couldnt deal with the constant exposure, of course no one is asking me to.

  • ted casablanca
  • Payh

    I dont think he ever dated a woman older than 25years old. Gisele and Bar were 25yrs old when their relationship ended. How can he grown as human dating those young, shallow blond models? He is very insecure about his love life thats why he doesnt date older women and its very sad to hear this stories about him. I used to be his fan as an actor and a man but now i m not anymore. The way he treats women is just bad and disrespectful. He still a good actor and eventualy will win his oscar but he has a very sad life and i dont fell sorry for him because he chooses his path. People say he is the new Geoge Clooney, i dont think so.the only thing in common between the two is the fear of marriage because George at least treats his girlfriends with respect and actually takes a commitment while he is in a relationship even if we all know it not going to last.

  • sos

    It’s very disconcerting,to read those comments on other gossip blogs.Even the Bellazon peeps came out of their sugar comas to make comments about it,course that’s over with.lol If you guys have a chance you might want to go read the Erin thread on BZ,last couple of pages.Some don’t seem too pleased.(smh) Leo, honey it’s time to grow up.@Payh: Good point,the George comparison I think is off the mark.On a side note i was kind of thinking it was going to be George’s year for the Oscar?Didn’t really know about Weinstein backing that other actor.

  • ted casablanca

    i saw the comments in bellazon too. i admire leo for his work and other efforts but this love life and the women he pursuits are really annoying. he’s not a 21 year old. he’s 37 for goodness sake. for someone who seems to have such a good head on his shoulders, he’s proving himself to be quite superficial when it comes to his ladies

  • quid pro quo

    This last one has given me indigestion again. The heatherton incident is 25%-the orgy in Australia is whats really bothering me. It’s the attitude of the thing—I am so great I can get 80 women, dont need to know them personally and I will judge just by looks…its REALLY GROSS LEO.

  • quid pro quo

    if you look at bellazon they were together 12/9 at some cage fighting thing (????) in Australia, so I guess they spent a coupla days together.
    He has his back to her and doesnt seem to be paying any attention to her. Big suprise.

    anybody know where he is today? gatbsy wraps this friday, so he’ll back in time for xmas.

    You know he spends it in Cabo usually with *ralph* a companion. ugh.

  • quid pro quo

    welppp—

    i looked around and the overall response over the big gossip sites is yeck, leo grow up. It is not positive at all, if it was me I would run from the negative feedback. This is not really going to help her at all-remember he had that tiny fling with Anne V way bacK-? blink and ya miss it??? might be like that. Had like a dinner or two with Marissa Miller, never turned into anything.
    but at least we have an id–you can see very clearly in the video its erin-
    not kendall or lucas. no one is denying it anyway.

    its another train wreck waiting to happen.

  • Preach

    @quid pro quo
    One good thing it could mean Barf is definitely out of the picture
    Thank God
    Even though shes desperately sucking up to Kevin Connolly

  • HM

    @Preach:

    Why not?I bet KC is much better guy than LDC.I suppose any guy is much better than LDC for any woman,desperate or not.

  • New Barbie

    And of course we still have an obsessive weirdo on the thread who has to bring up Refaeli even though she has nothing to do with the topic. Awesome! Get a life and help already!
    @166: There are some stills on his bz thread from the fight night. You can see only the girl’s profile and based on that she rather looks like that Australian Kendal girl to me.
    Bella on is a weird place. Those people who ‘run the thread are the kind of Leo fans who literally worship him and everything he does. They don’t see flaws and they have this completely idealized image of Leo in their heads. They drool over every girl he is involved with. They thought Leo and Lively were awesome and now they act like they have been Heather ton’s biggest fans forever. I’m actually happy that they got me banned when he hooked up with Lively. They don’t bother about the fact he is still fishing in the kiddie pool and of course they dont believe any rumors that is unflattering. They are pretty young, not Leo’s generation and they are still pretty idealistic about him. It never occurs to them that this guy is a Hollywood player and in spite of his fame and power he does need PR.
    I laughed when I saw Heatherton’s thread. When she was identified next to Leo they said that people will ‘occupy the thread now that she is linked to him. Well it didn’t happen. I doubt that besides Leo’s delusional bz fans I don’t think anyone new bothered to go there…
    I agree that the general opinion about this pairing is not good. pretty harsh comments about Leo and I totally have to agree. This lifestyle is going to catch up with him PR-wise and not in a good way. Sites and blogs are pointing this out more openly.

  • New Barbie?

    So all I`m saying about his bellazon thread is focus on the facts rather than their opinion. Right now ( Heatherton ) it`s something in between facts and wishful thinking in my opinion…
    And don`t get me wrong I have nothing against this girl. I don`t see her appeal physically but she is clearly Leo`s type. It`s the fact that Leo is still chasing these way too young girls that bugs me. The one who profits from being linked to him and they are up for it even though he is a player. I just hope that even though he doesn`t want to grow up this is something that will happen to him `naturally` and he could get above this whole Hollywood lifestyle. Let`s hope that`s why he keeps talking about family and settling down. Because he has the desire somewhere deep down…

  • blame him?

    Can ya blame the guy? come on, leo is just taking the opportunies that present themselves. he is in a position a million men wish they could be in, and leo is taking advantage of that.

    And who cares if he has a type. he likes tall, blonde, young models. Wouldn’t every guy?

  • New Barbie?

    I don`t think anyone `blames` him. People posting here are long time fans and they have an opinion. It`s not a problem that he has a type and honestly I`m getting sick of these `who wouldn`t do the same thing` talk. Yes, he is a man and he is in the position of chasing barely legal girls. Why is it such a big deal that his fans would like to see him being more mature? I just hope he doesn`t want to continue this lifestyle forever because he will end up lonely if he continues to live this way. I bet millions of guys would like to end up like that as well, right? Not to mention Leo`s tendency to talk about starting a family but doing otherwise.

  • @New Barbie

    So you’re the obsessive L**a that got banned and am certain appears on other blogs like ce**b**y to cuss at Leo’s life choices in hysterical ramblings, calling evryone weirdo, psycho etc badger those that differ from you on the blogs (huh? inception fan? Showmance?)
    And you think THEY are the weirdos? And people on here need to get a life?
    Oh the irony. Leo has a truly special stan

  • Preach

    @174
    Its strange aint it. H/She clearly follows Leo Dicaprio’s lifestyle and choices obsessively. Either she knows him personally or homeboy will need a restraining order soon. Scary stuff
    If the Bellazon people are so pathetic WTF do you keep going back to the website then? If they are ‘pretty young’ to you you must then be of an older generation that should know better or have better things to do with her time.
    Telling how most of Leo fans have left and now stuck with this person along with HM either fighting with Tinkerbell/Oh My My or rambling
    You might be the one that needs to get a life and help already!

  • Words of Wisdom

    @Preach, @@New Barbie
    Guys I’ve had a read on Celebitchy on the Leo story and its quite clear under 2 pseudonyms which poster #170 and #171 here is.
    The rants are similar, showmance, desperate Erin, fake Blake etc
    But interestingly most of the posters did not respond to her questions/demands of why they like Leo, Erin, Blake or whatever
    and the debate was able to flow with some humor and analysis
    Lets try and do the same on JJ
    And ignore this intense Leo fan who calls everyone that disagrees with her views as stupid, freak. losers etc
    If only some of the old schoolers like K/C, Canada Girl were still here
    Leo threads might be bearable
    Merry Xmas

  • New Barbie?

    Sure, whatever you say, Sherlock=Preach=#174. Any other alter egos so you can continue the conversation with yourself? LOL! Obviously you are everywhere as well if you could make all these hilarious observations!

  • New Barbie?

    I left out Words of Wisdom from the list of alter egos, ‘guys’! My bad! Funny accusations nothing more… Having fun, nothing better to do? lol

  • New Barbie?

    PS: if you know by name who got banned on bellazon then you are one of them. Trying to do the same here without the help of the moderators? Good luck!

  • larson

    @Words of Wisdom: Merry xmas to you as well. Ummm I’m pretty sure the reason that most of the regulars who used to be on these threads have moved on to other things or actors. Look I don’t think a lot of people realized it, but that whole Blake fiasco turned A LOT of people off. All over the net, people were commenting negatively about it. A lot of people are starting to see Leo for what he really is. An unsecure, man-child, who chases after young, dumb models. It is very unattractive and speaks to the fact that he has issues. I do love him as on a fan/celebrity thing, not a stalker thing, he is the only celeb I have truly cared about, but the man has major issues. He is never gonna win what he strives for(an oscar) acting this way. He has a formula that doesn’t work for him. You are in magazines saying you want a family(maybe, maybe not) or you are complaining that you are lonely and that you feel you are being used. Huh? He can’t be that dense. I don’t even know him and I can tell him maybe about 5 people he could eliminate from his circle that are contributing to that. I think that it’s better that he doesn’t win, so he can sit down, do some self-reflection, maybe go on a sabbatical or something; take a complete break from hollywood and think about why the academy doesn’t want to give him an oscar. He has been in hollywood too long. Winning an oscar is 1 part talent 9 parts politics. I remember reading somewhere where an member of the academy said the reason he hasn’t won is because of his primadonnaness and the fact that he thinks his personal life doesn’t factor into his winning. He must be apart of the hollywood on saturn. Man I know some of the academy must have been shaking their heads at him and blake. He’s not gonna win, unless by some miracle. I mean Leo are these women WORTH it? Are they really? I highly doubt it. I just believe that his type isn’t his type but more of an obsession. His personal life is factoring into the fact that he has like NO awards. If he is into his career as much as it seems, these girls would be gone or he would be incredibly discreet. If there was something that you needed to do to get an promotion at work or to get that dream job wouldn’t you do it? And if you didn’t people would say you were crazy, stupid or lazy and you probably didn’t want it that bad in the first place. He can’t even pretend to be remotely interested in these women when he’s out with them. He got a type alright and it’s called a blackberry(which are some whack ass phones).

  • larson

    Damn that post was long. Sorry, it’s just that since I said I love him as a fan and just want him to be happy. He just isn’t and I feel sad for him. He gives off these fake smiles that don’t extend to his eyes. He’s unhappy and it shows.

  • @larson

    Hey Larson,

    Good to hear from you
    You keep blaming the Blake fiasco for Leo threads depleting, as you wrote in Leo bday posts but its not TRUE.
    If you hav a look at the threads in May regulars like KC, Canda Girl, Gimmeabreak, The Schlonginator openly wrote that they were tired of the constant bitchiness in Leo threads. Go have a look if u want
    It was somewhat entertaining with Bar cos there was a 5 year history there but the hope was it would end with her.
    Only ‘new blood’ / fans came in with their own hysterical rantings and cussings eventually people tire.
    Then again maybe they just found something better to do with their time I dunno.
    But I can appreciate their choices and trip to other sites.
    *Waves*

  • Preach

    Oh pls people can browse other sites and see what goes down easy
    But OK. I’m oooonnne of theeeeem
    Its a conspiracy. And you call Tinkerbell paranoid.

  • Preach

    Oh and another thing Larson your insisting Leo’s g-friends have stopped him winning an Oscar is your opinion becos u and some others dont like his choices, its not a fact
    If wife beater – Sean Penn, Drunken womaniser – Jack Nicholson
    Hot Mess – Christian Bale or even that shameless promoter – Melissa Leo can win Oscars.
    Leo – no baby mamas, no DUI, no racist ramblings, no divorces can surley win one.
    If a relatively good personal life was the prerequsite than why nada for Matt Damon et al
    Your entitled to hold that view but I dont buy it for a second

  • quid pro quo

    I dont think that his “lifestyle” or his girls are really the problem, but if I was a member of the academy (they are all industry people) I might think life has been good enough to Leo and he doesnt need an Oscar. I have a feeling the artist guy (silent film) will win because the Oscars are about
    having a virtuouso performance -something really unique like the kings speech, and scripts and everything else come way too easy for him.
    I dont think they care who he dates but its part of the larger picture of not having to work for it. He is a good actor but they see the privilege too and want to reward someone else. hoover was not a good movie, but he was good in it,

  • sab

    heres my 2 cents worth……(please dont crucify me)…….some of you have made some really good points……. but i believe that the main reason surrounding the whole oscar thing with regards to Leo, is that he is just tooo good and all the hollywood bigwigs know it and it scares the hell out of them……(Leo’s personal life aside)…….. its all about power in hollywood and somehow due to leo’s professional choices and dedication, he is one of the main, if not the front runner power players within hollywood. this guy is so talented, he is every hollywood producers dream……it is a guarenteed fact that if leo decides to work with you, you are gonna get a firstclass performance and your credibilty increases tenfold (professionaly speaking), just to have leo’s name assocciated with your own…..that is the power that leo commands and everyone knows it and everyones envies it…and everyone is in awe of it…..I dont think there is another A lister out there who can boast the same standard and quality of a CV that Leo has…..and it has all been acheived by leo singlehandedly……that is the main fear within the industry is that leo is in full control of everything within his professional career, he seems to know exactly what he wants for himself, the type of movies he want to make and the people he wants to work with……it is very rare for an individual to have so much control over their own destiny and to be living the ‘hollywood’ dream…..that the big wigs dont know how to handle it. Leo is untouchable…..he is well respected, well liked, well known (thanks to titanic..world wide fame….fans spanning 3-4 generations), his performances are faultless and he is totally convincing and believable as an actor…………he is rare and unique……..he has not made any enemies within the industry…..he his polite, shows respect, does not tread on any ones toes….therefore he is in full control…….no-one has any control over him….EXCEPT with regards to handing out awards….especially the Oscar….and thats where the power game comes into play……my feeling is that everyone already knows that leo is the numero uno commodity within hollywood……hes got it all……except the oscar……the moment he gets awarded the oscar….its game over……for all the power hungry hollywood moguls out there, they would have given leo the ultimate power…..and i dont think anyone is willing to give up that control or power that they have over him……….regardless of talent or how much an individual is deserved of that accolade…….they dont want to make an individual more powerful than they already are………
    well thats my thoughts on the matter…it is a bit convaluted……….
    his personal choices are his own….and im not gonna comment on them……

  • quid pro quo

    also after the 80 women incident i really dont want him to win myself. because its not fair that someone who treats women like that deserves to be gobsmacked in the place where it matters to him-his work. I want to see his face when Brad Pitt, sitting next to his beautiful wife wins. I really want to see it, and the realization

    “you really dont like me, do you” a la sally field.

    bozo!

  • Tigerseye

    I concur larson, he has hugh hefner morphed and Im waving a white flag, I wish him the best professionally and personally but im skipping j edgar and gatsby. I want fearless leo back, not a hollywood pawn xox love to all and farewell for now xox

  • New Barbie

    @sab: Sorry but this doesn`t make sense to me: he is too good so that`s why he doesn`t have an Oscar. I just don`t understand if he is great why do they give the Oscar for BEST performance to someone else? I don`t understand why would it be a bad thing in Hollywood to give him an Oscar. I honestly don`t think his private life had an effect on him not winning. PR and public perception of these actors is important but I doubt it effects the decision of the members of the Academy. Clooney and Leo are often compared and Clooney already won one.

  • @larson

    If the academy were shaking his head at his romantic life this year as you bizzarely claim, why is he been nominated for the prestigious awrads from his peers that make up the academy – SAG, Critics Choice with soem of the best reviews of his career in a somewhat crappy movie?

    And what do you mean he has won no awards I’m sure there is a golden globe somewhere along lesser awards and his multitude of nominations which is not too shabby for his generation.

    JJ Stans are so focused on his personal life and projectinh thier bias/anger that you think everyone else is too.
    The reality is if you examine most actors private lives you’ll probably find something unpalatable there. Its cos most folks here focus on Leo that he seems to be a special case but hes not

    I mean look at the 70′s hard partiers – Warren Beatty. Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino were cleaning up with Awards whereas seeming clean cut guy All American Paul Newman won nothing till well into the 80′s.
    Why did the Academy make that decision?

  • New Barbie

    I never really thought that his private life has effect on the awards. Like Lainey claimed this year that Leo was nominated not that guy from Shame ( sorry he has a name I can`t remember and he was Carey`s co-star in that movie ) because Leo has more friends in Hollywood and that guy doesn`t. These things don`t make sense to me.
    I do believe that his fans ( `stans`????? ) have an opinion about his love life which is not that flattering. Sorry but it is noticed – not just by me before someone accuses me again that it`s all me on different threads – and not necessarily in a good way BUT I really don`t think it has an effect on nominations and winning. Professionally he is top notch for sure and I do believe that even in Hollywood, where clearly other things do matter, that`s the most important part. I bet the members who vote know about the actors` private life but somehow I doubt that`s how they pick a winner. Even when it`s a surprise decision.

  • Lone Wolf

    @sab, i respect your comments “his personal choices are his own….and im not gonna comment on them”.
    @ tigerseye, you surprised me when i read you are going to skip his movies. Why? Even you cant disconnect his personally life and his work? I know you are just too disappointed at this moment. But I hope you will watch his movies.
    We have enough negative comments from his haters, his exes and media. I am so sad many real leo fans are disappointed too.

  • larson

    @@larson: Well that’s just here though. I don’t just read jj. Just all over the net this has been going on.

  • raven

    Hi everyone!

    I guess this new model is going to be the girls he’s with for New Years in Cabo. She’s pretty, I just hope she isn’t opportunistic like the others. I wish he would stop these old patterns, but something holds him back. Who know’s what that is?? I wish him well.

    Tigerseye, please don’t be gone for too long!!! I’m gonna miss you! Lots of love to you girl and best wishes to you!! :) Big hugs! Please come around every once in a while.

  • larson

    @@larson: I said that this is MY thought. You can talk about the 70′s and 80′s but the academy was made up of different people then. Hollywood was different at the time. I know that he has at least a golden globe but other major awards, no. Can anyone explain why he doesn’t have an oscar, Leo is a good actor but not that good. Denzel, Robert, Jack, Russell, Sean, Tom have one or more and they are winning more awards than he has in his 20+ years in hollywood. Now Jack is a creep, I have heard many things about him, but he is leagues ahead of Leo in talent, as are the rest of those actors. Maybe that’s the reason that they win or maybe they have more credibility to the academy. To me it’s clear that they academy has something against him. If everyone is saying he’s such a good actor and all of his peers respect him, why doesn’t it show when awards time comes up? Why isn’t he getting nominated more? His film resume is filled with great roles. Why hasn’t he won or been nominated for more? I have to imagine that the academy knows way more about him then I do, so maybe it’s something that only they know. Or maybe they are just assholes and are being assholes, but I just think there is something funny going on when Leo is hailed as one of the greatest American actors of all time, has been in hollywood for a number of years and only has 1 golden globe and no oscar.

  • raven

    Ok, this thought has crossed my mind and I was just wondering your thoughts. Do you think Leo has ever been cheated on by one of his ex gf’s? Do you think he found out about it? I always wondered if he has been, since there are rumors that he cheats on his girlfriends.

  • larson

    And I’m not saying it’s just his choice in women that is affecting his awards winning, I’m saying just his personal life in general. His dating choices are just one part. If you wanna talk about the 70′s and 80′s guess what, those were FOURTY and THIRTY years ago. The academy is made up of different people. People have died since then. Hollywood is way different. Leo has friends in hollywood but are they not plentiful enough to get him what we all know he wants so much? Maybe Leo needs to kiss more hollywood ass instead of young model ass. I think he has a good chance of winning a golden globe because that french actor is nominated in another category, bu the oscar no way.

  • Tigerseye

    Preach, matt won for good will hunting, best screenplay. Sorry, for the correction, but he and ben scored on that one and it was well deserved
    its one of the most well written scripts since chinatown and dead poets society…gee I wasnt gone for long huh? Had to mention it, matt is very underrated, people forget just how awesome he is.

  • larson

    @quid pro quo: I mean there is all of this hollywood “politics”. What are they? Like I already said I think that your personal life and what you do in it factors somewhat into someone’s winning(for the men). Maybe it doesn’t, but if there are politics what goes into those politics? Your personal life? How you spend your money? Who you associate with? Who you pay(blackmail) maybe? What are these “politics”? I actually have to look into how nominations and the winnings work with the sag, golden globes and the oscars but I don’t think the same people who nominate are the ones who vote for the win. The only thing I can think of, which still goes into the personal life factor, is that the academy has a bad taste in their mouths for him since the whole heartthrob thing in the late 90′s. Maybe since the 30′s-80′s with the marlon brando’s, warren beatty’s and jack nicholason’s the academy has gone in a different direction. I checked the winners from the 1980′s on. The only men who have won for best leading actor who have questionable(?) reps are jack, sean and russell. I guess michael douglas and al pacino can go in there. Everyone else has had pretty good reps in hollywood and are known as gentleman and family men(well some of them). I actually went back to the 1940′s and the majority of the men winning had good reps. Okay there were some racists(sign of the times) and womanizing partiers there, but a good majority had good reps. Maybe I’m reaching high towards the sky, lol, but I’m just looking for some rationale reason as to why Leo, if he’s such a good actor hasn’t one one. Maybe his fans are overrating his acting abilities? I myself don’t think he’s a hugely great actor, a good one but not a great one. I think he will eventually win one but not anytime soon. He might end up like martin and al and get thrown a pity oscar in his late 50′s or 60′s.

  • larson

    @Tigerseye: I like matt damon. His friend ben not so much but I don’t think he’s a bad actor. You know who I think is SERIOUSLY underrated. Edward Norton. I find him to be a better actor than Leo. He can do different roles. Entirely different roles. I hate that he isn’t getting more roles because he has great versatility. But I have heard that he’s an asshole. Look to primal fear to american history x to the incredible hulk to death to smoochy to red dragon to the painted veil. The last two movies I LOVE. I actually think edward is the better actor of the two but I see and think that he and Leo could have done both of each other’s role. I was watching red dragon the other night and was thinking leo could have been will graham. Just like I think edward could have played teddy daniels. I also think leo could have been his character in the painted veil and edward could have been in shutter island and revolutionary road.

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