One strong Oscar contender that I have been patiently waiting for to be released in the cinemas is Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant. The film has the most number of nominations for the upcoming Oscars including Best Director, Best Film and Best Actor.
Leonardo DiCaprio has portrayed a kaleidoscopic array of characters – from Howard Hughes to Jay Gatsby to Wolf of Wall Street’s profligate Jordan Belfort – but the role of the Hugh Glass in “The Revenant” was an entirely new challenge, taking the actor into borderlands that few in our modern world have experienced. It is DiCaprio’s most intensely physical role and at the same time, an almost wordlessly raw performance that may finally earn him his due in this year's Best Actor race.
DiCaprio did many of his own stunts: he was buried in snow, went naked in minus five-degree weather and jumped into a frigid river, each moment bringing him more in touch with his character as he makes his way to the film’s stirring climax.
“Leo was working in the toughest of conditions, under a challenging wardrobe, in extreme make-up, going to the most emotionally uncomfortable and dark places. But no matter what he is going through, something immediate comes to life when Leo is in front of the camera. There’s an incredible power,” said Academy Award®-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
An immersive experience to be fully experienced only in theatres, get ready when “The Revenant” opens in cinemas on February 3 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.