Leonardo DiCaprio Thinks it Would be “Meaningful” to Win an Oscar


Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted that it would mean a lot to him to win an Oscar for his work. Leonardo currently stars in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and says he would be extremely happy if the film was shown some love during awards season but the actor realizes there is nothing he can do to influence people’s personal opinions and all he has done is try to make the best film possible:

”Of course it would be meaningful [to win an Oscar]. I think everyone wants to be recognised by their peers, absolutely, without question. But the truth of the matter is, you learn very quickly you have absolutely no control of what critics or audiences are going to think. You really just have to do everything you can to make the best film. That’s the one thing that I do know.”

Leonardo says that the film was more than just an acting project because he pushed hard for it to be made. He says it is one of his “babies” and he has done everything to make the final result as good as possible. He says that he believes he even put himself at risk because of the difficult subject matter:

 ”I would love for this film, on all fronts, to get some attention because there’s only been two films in my entire career that I’ve really developed myself, really championed to get financed and got a director involved with, and that’s been ‘The Aviator’ and this. And so, in a lot of ways – and I hate to use the term – those two are my ‘babies’. Those were the films that I really did everything I possibly could to get made in the right way. And I think that they’re very difficult movies to pull off, especially with this one … a film that opens yourself and the movie up to a lot of criticism. So to get any kind of recognition would be amazing for this, absolutely.”