Is there any real secret behind Leonardo DiCaprio‘s success as one of the biggest actors in recent film history? Well, as far as I’m concerned, no. He’s just chosen for/chooses good films. Does that make him an amazing, unrivaled actor? Well, no. I think it’s more than he’s been around, transcended the child-star thing, and has maintained longevity in big-name films.
But you’ve got to admit, these films do him well.
Also, that’s it. I’ve had it for today. There’s some big, creepy guy in a trucker hat drinking his coffee and sitting directly across from me in the lobby drinking his coffee when he could be sitting sixty feet to my left in the little cafe/eatery area WHERE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DRINKING COFFEE. And he’s staring at me. And he needs a shower.
I love hotels.
September 20, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
There’s such a good joke in here somewhere, but I can’t quite wrap my head around it. I’ve been really dull lately—I think I might have some kind of brain-eating bacteria or something. But yeah, anyway, back in Texas we used to tell this one Aggie joke, and it went, “Hey! Did you hear Texas A&M’s library burned down? It was tragic. Fortunately, they salvaged most of the coloring books.” *Rimshot!* Yeah, that joke really isn’t very good. Don’t tell it at parties. People will hate you.
What I want to know is whether it was an awesome coloring book, though. Like, say, the Law & Order coloring book, or maybe the Gangsta Rap Coloring Book. Ooh! Hey! Those would make lovely gifts! Maybe for a housewarming party? I should be writing these down.
August 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Jenn
Maybe this speaks more to that fact that I’ve almost exclusively dated broke dudes, but I’m pretty sure you don’t charter a boat unless your dick gets to do some boat metaphor to a lady’s vagina. Did I do that right?
Leo’s been single for a minute now and Blake seems to blow through guys like she’s in her early 20s, physically attractive and successful, so I’m not sure how long these two will last, but hey! If she turns up pregnant in a few weeks, you can’t say you’re surprised.
May 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Molls
Everyone I know is blowing their load over Inception (except my BFF Edward, who thought it sucked ass) and lately a rumor has been going around that it may not exactly be the deepest/most interesting/most original in the history of film after all. People are saying that Christopher Nolan stole the idea for the movie from an old Scrooge MacDuck comic, and while “steal” isn’t the word I would use, The Answer Bitch had a pretty good explaination:
Still, there are quite a few similarities between the comic—entitled Uncle Scrooge in The Dream of a Lifetime—and the Leonardo DiCaprio flick. I dug around to see where writer-director Christopher Nolan got his idea. I also ran your query past some intellectual property experts to determine if we’re going to see any sort of duck-on-DiCaprio lawsuit in the near future:
And the answer to that latter question is, probably not.
There are simply too many differences in each story. Yes, both stories deal with dream invasion. Both have some form of thought manipulation. But beyond that, the stories start to diverge.
For one, “Dream manipulation has been around at least since Shakespeare’s fairies did it in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” points out attorney Joseph R. Englander of Shutts & Bowen LLP. “The concepts of the comic and the movie may be similar, but that alone is not enough to claim infringement.”
Right. And there are other points of difference. There are ducks in the comic, not people.
And the motives in the two stories are totally different.
The goal in the Scrooge comic is simple theft; someone wants to steal Scrooge’s money. The impetus in Inception is some sort of something-something about two energy companies, and the head of one wants to break up the other, and everybody decides that the best way to do that is not through a hostile stock takeover but rather via Cillian Murphy‘s brain.
However, for the sake of argument, let’s just say that Nolan did happen to see that Scrooge comic. Let’s just say that one floppy little booklet gave him the idea to pen a tale about a bunch of pretty people who jack into dreams through their wrists—you know, where the dreams live?—and plunder all the thoughts therein.
Even so, it still doesn’t really count as a real ripoff, I am told.
So what do you think? And do you even care?
August 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Molls
“Do I want to be a father? Yes, but I think I have a few more years. That said, I don’t think I need to have children to play a father in the movies. This feeling is in me, I understand it completely.”
Leonardo DiCaprio on procreating with current lady-love Bar Refaeli.
… I wouldn’t need too much convincing either, dude.
July 16, 2010 at 8:30 am by Sarah
If you need any more convincing that Leonardo DiCaprio is the best actor of our time, then check out the swamp thing that he’s been “in a relationship” with for several years now in these new lingerie ads. Give him an Oscar for being able to stand looking at this thing with a straight face. Ugh. Can you imagine a woman with a body like this being paid to pose for lingerie? And then she goes home and Leonardo DiCaprio has to pretend to be sexually interested in her? What is it like to have so many people bend over backwards to put a smile on your hideous face, Bar Refaeli?