CP's list just reminded me, yall all should watch The Beach again if you saw it
Originally Posted by psk2310
Name a scene where he's shown an emotion that's not related to anger, fear, or desperation & let's chop the scene up. A scene where his face is expressing something other than the emotions I mention.
The Departed. His cunning and dedication was through the roof.
What he did in Catch Me If You Can was a whole different animal.
Originally Posted by lawdog1
^^^ I'm not knocking Leo, so much as I'm praising those other guys.
Well this didn't really start off as comparing other guys to Leo. Other elite actors were brought up to knock Leo's skill. He brings up the little details other actors do in roles and says Leo has never done them if they don't involve fear, anger, or desperation.
If we focus just on Leo, yall all would see the light.
Originally Posted by DangerousG
Originally Posted by CP1708
His Resume is a Gad damn joke, it's absurd.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
The Basketball Diaries
Romeo & Juliet
The Man in the Iron Mask (wildly underrated)
Gangs of New York
Catch Me if You Can
Body of Lies
The Great Gatsby
Wolf of Wall Street
He damn near is the best part of almost every single film. And a few of them, he's every scene type. (Such as Wolf)
He has 2 "meh" films. Road and Romeo, everything else was solid as can be. Even J Edgar he was great in, tho the movie was not considered very great. He himself carried the role just fine.
He's played pretty much the same role over the past decade plus (starting from Gangs of New York). Whether his character is a plantation owner or a dream extractor, his performance usually consists of him starting off the movie as the charming guy with a tinge of paranoia which eventually devolves into batshit crazy screaming and anger by the movies end. I don't wanna be seen like I'm always on Joaquin's nuts but he's shown more range in two movies, The Master and Her, than Leo has in his whole career.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape might still be his best performance IMO.
So the guy in Blood Diamond is the same guy in Inception?
The guy in the Body of Lies is the same guy in Shudder Island?
The guy in Gangs is the same guy in Django?
I won't count when he actually played real ppl like J Edgar and Wolf.Edited by Master Zik - 1/24/14 at 11:25am