So what do you think about this great actor of our generation? Let me tell you- if you don’t like him, you haven’t watched all of his movies closely. I would suggest watching them again, see how he gets into each character he plays, whichever it may be.
One of the finest actors of our generation, he has done justice to every character that he has portrayed. Starting acting at a very early age, he caught the attention of many with his awesome performance in What’s eating in Gilbert Grape, This Boy’s Life & The Basketball Diaries. Robert De Niro, having really impressed by Leo’s work in This Boy’s Life, later recommended Leo to Martin Scorsese, who teamed up together 4 times to give us 4 brilliant films- Gangs of NewYork, Shutter Island, The Aviator, The Departed. And their 5th collaboration is coming up with The Wolf of Wall Street.
In his latest interview, Marty has mentioned some very nice things about Leonardo.
Q: You’re teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio for your fifth film together: The Wolf of Wall Street.
Marty: “Yes, we are. I first heard about Leo from Robert De Niro. He told me in passing, ‘I just did this thing called This Boy’s Life with this kid named Leo DiCaprio. He’s really good. You should work with him some day.’ And he rarely says that. He’s always really kind about other people, but he rarely says I should work with somebody. I saw What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and I didn’t realize it was him and he was terrific. And then of course Titanic. I thought he was very good in that. So when the word came around that he liked my movies, and his participation in Gangs of New York was able to get that movie made, a very special relationship started.”
Q: What makes it so special?
Marty: “We’re a different generation, but he goes in the same places that I want to go. He’s not afraid to go there. He’s not afraid to deal with that part of himself and that’s interesting. We have a different context, we grew up differently, but I think we speak the same language emotionally and psychologically. It’s very lucky.”
Ain’t that a great compliment by one of the finest directors of all time.
So far, Leo has acted in about 8-9 biopics. Seems like he is the guy for portraying such figures. He brings them to life. Also, who can forget his fine performances in Titanic, Romeo + Juliet, Blood Diamond, Body of Lies, Catch Me If You Can, J. Edgar & The Great Gatsby. It’s a quite a surprise that he hasn’t won an Oscar yet. But at this point he is the most deserving candidate for an Oscar in Best Actor category. And he is gonna get one soon.
Do you feel that there’s so much wrong when it comes to USA and their foreign policies, constant engagement in wars, interventions in third world affairs? Well, I do. And so did George Carlin and so many contemporaries. Still there are people who take pride in what US does, even when it involves fucking up people’s lives, spending in billions of dollars in wars that are often based on lies and propaganda. (Iraq War 2003). Listen to the following piece by George Carlin.
“We like war, because we’re good at it. You know why we’re good at it? Because we get a lot of practice! This country is only 200 years old and already we have had 10 major wars. We average a major war every 20 years in this country, so we’re good at it! And it’s a good thing we are, we’re not very good in anything else anymore. Can’t built a decent car, can’t make a TV set or VCR worth a fuck. Got no steel industry left, can’t educate our young people, can’t get health care for our old people, but we can bomb the shit out of your country alright! Especially if your country is full of brown people. Oh, we like that, don’t we? That’s our hobby! That’s our new job in the world, bombing brown people! Iraq, Panama, Granada, Libya, you got some brown people in your country, tell them to watch the fuck out or we will god damn bomb them! Well, when is the last white people you can remember that we bombed. Can you remember the last white people? Can you remember any white people, we have ever bombed? The Germans! Those are the only ones and that is only because they were trying to cut in our action. They wanted to dominate the world! Bullshit! That’s our fucking job!” [Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDw-zFFhFgc]
God, I would love to see peace in this world. Wouldn’t it be better if we took all the money that we spend on wars, (trillions of dollars), and used it to feed and clothe the poor, provide education to the unprivileged, to bring a positive change?
It’s the dire need of the hour to think over what we are doing and protest against such policies which are fueled mainly by power and greed (Don’t give that democracy and peace bullshit, now).
When each and every one of common people like us becomes awake and realizes what we are doing, then only the world will know peace. War is definitely not the answer.
Peace. Love. We are all one.
Undoubtedly one of the best songs ever.
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see,
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I’m easy come, easy go, Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me.
Mama just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he’s dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.
Mama, ooh, Didn’t mean to make you cry,
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.
Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine, body’s aching all the time.
Goodbye, ev’rybody, I’ve got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.
Mama, ooh, I don’t want to die,
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango.
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright’ning me.
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo, Galileo figaro
Magnifico. I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me.
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family,
Spare him his life from this monstrosity.
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go.
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let me go.) Will not let you go.
(Let me go.) Will not let you go. (Let me go.) Ah.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Oh mama mia, mama mia.) Mama mia, let me go.
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye.
So you think you can love me and leave me to die.
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.
Nothing really matters, Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.
Any way the wind blows..
So what’s happening in Syria and how can we resolve it. Here’s a funny take-