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Leo's Conspiracy

02.13.2007
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In spite of the rather unconvincing chin scruff, Leonardo DiCaprio clearly wants to be taken seriously as an actor (BASKETBALL DIARIES was enough of a persuader for me, but plenty of people still seem to just think of him as “that scrawny git from TITANIC”). It seems like he wants to get his fists on something with the approach and impact of THE INSIDER to really drive the point home, so the corporate scandal of Enron is now on his slate (or Blackberry, is as apparently the modern equivalent).

Leo plans to produce and star in CONSPIRACY OF FOOLS for Warner Bros., based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald and adapted by screenwriter Sheldon Turner (THE LONGEST YARD). The story will follow Leo as a new employee at the billion-dollar-per-year energy firm, where he slowly discovers the greed and fraud that would ultimately cause the notorious company to sink like a huge boat that struck a solid object, or something.

Extra Tidbit: DiCaprio was a favorite to play Peter Parker way back when James Cameron was developing SPIDER-MAN.
Source: Variety

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6:47PM on 02/13/2007
When he presented at last year's Golden Globes, he carried himself so well that I thought, "Why isn't this guy a bigger star?" Sure enough this year he's in two major films including the front runner for Best Picture and Best Director - arguably the best performances of his career thus far. Gangs of New York is what made me a huge fan, he more than impressed me in The Aviator and The Departed blew me away, making me want to see anything he's involved with. He's legit, no doubt about it.

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When he presented at last year's Golden Globes, he carried himself so well that I thought, "Why isn't this guy a bigger star?" Sure enough this year he's in two major films including the front runner for Best Picture and Best Director - arguably the best performances of his career thus far. Gangs of New York is what made me a huge fan, he more than impressed me in The Aviator and The Departed blew me away, making me want to see anything he's involved with. He's legit, no doubt about it.

On the factoid... I hadn't heard that myself, but allow me to go on record and say that Spiderman would have been a much better film with Leo in the lead and Cameron at the helm.
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5:40PM on 02/13/2007

He can act

not only has he proven his acting skills (catch me if you can, gangs of new york, the aviator, the departed, etc...), but the performance people hate him for (titanic) wasn't that bad to begin with!
not only has he proven his acting skills (catch me if you can, gangs of new york, the aviator, the departed, etc...), but the performance people hate him for (titanic) wasn't that bad to begin with!
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5:35PM on 02/13/2007

Get off his back...

If people seriously don't consider Leo, now a seious actor, they are dumb.

He has more then enough cred. in the films he has been in over the past 10 years to distance himself from Titanic.
If people seriously don't consider Leo, now a seious actor, they are dumb.

He has more then enough cred. in the films he has been in over the past 10 years to distance himself from Titanic.
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