Oscars: Leo gives a speech from two decades ago
It’s taken so long for Leo to win an Oscar, he turned up with a speech about climate change that was twenty years out of date.
When he finally got the nod from the Academy, he trotted out the predictably tedious climate alarmism that might have been stirring or relevant a decade or so ago, but which is almost quaint by today’s standards, when even Michael Mann’s flaccid stick acknowledges the existence of The Pause.
‘Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world…climate change is real,’ said DiCaprio. ‘It is happening right now.
It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.’
‘Let us not take our planet for granted,’ he concluded. ‘I do not take tonight for granted.’ (source)
Yawn. The irony is that for almost all the period he has been twiddling his thumbs waiting for his little statuette, there has been essentially no global warming.
Leo then went off in his petrol-fuelled motorcade to fly home in his kerosine-powered private jet.
The 41-year-old actor, arguably the best of his generation, didn’t win it for The Revenant. Well, technically he did, sure. That was what the nomination was for, anyway. And it will go down as one of his signature roles, that of embattled, bear-mauled, vengeance-fueled frontiersman Hugh Glass.
But if you think about it, DiCaprio won his Oscar Sunday for playing a young rogue who finds love before tragedy strikes in Titanic. He won for the eccentric Howard Hughes in The Aviator and the party-hearty Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street.He won for his undercover cop in The Departed, his Irish brawler in Gangs of New York, his diabolical plantation owner in Django Unchained, his developmentally disabled boy in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
His shining moment taking the Oscar stage was 25 years in the making, ever since he made his big-screen debut — albeit inauspiciously — in Critters 3. He may have earned his new piece of home décor for The Revenant, making the most of his fifth acting nomination, but he deserves it for his entire IMDb page.
understand a point..leo only got THIS oscar so he could make THAT speech..
this wasnt his best performance..but he is the man from the UN..spreading the global warming religion and message to all the sheep..whilst leo lives a co2 loving lifestyle of the rich and famous..
“DiCaprio concluded by talking about how The Revenant had to keep switching locations during filming, because the production team wasn’t able to find cold enough temperatures to keep going.”
lol..yeah of course you did..