Actor Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the mountain man Hugh Glass in Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s action-adventure The Revenant. The survival-revenge saga is set for release later this month (December 25). Leonardo has been either nominated for the best actor or best-supporting actor role four times but never has he come close to the golden statue.
What we can see from the trailer is that The Revenant is beautifully shot and incredibly vicious. Other than DiCaprio, Tom Hardy also plays another 19th-century frontiersman John Fitzgerald who has betrayed Glass and abandoned him. As many of my friends have pointed out, look at the early reviews the film is receiving, if ever Leonardo Dicaprio is going to win Oscar, this is the best shot at it.
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Of course, he is an incredible actor, but this time he is collaborating with the director who has already won an Oscar for one of the finest films “Birdman”. Who knows, Alejandro G. Iñárritu might even own one more and Dicaprio his very first Oscars.
THE REVENANT – Movie Synopsis
Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel)…Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Based in Part on the Novel by Michael Punke
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter
Released Date/Year: December 25, 2015
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