|His characters name was Richard - the same as my ex|
What's not to like? Pretty-boy turned seriously talented actor.
For me this is a bit of a strange subject because even the mere mention of one film of his makes me go a bit squiffy. That's because I dated a guy for a couple of years who could have passed as his twin brother. Infact, when we went to the cinema once together there were quite a few hysterical young females that kept hassling him saying how much he looked like him. I thought his bloody head was going to explode!
I do have a bit of a soft spot for Leonardo - and not for the above reason *shudder*. Simply because he's matured into such a great talented actor and in the past few years his films have been amazing.
Yes there have been a couple I've not enjoyed - Titanic and The Aviator are ones I wouldn't rush to see again. The Beach I quite enjoyed even though I'd read the Alex Garland book first - although the book is SO much better than the film and a lot darker (ripping bodies apart - lovely!). So, if you haven't seen the film, my advice would be don't....get the book instead.
Anyway, I'm a little later than usual to the Movie Meme party so I'm not going to pick one film but just simply name the ones I love most from his career. I know it's a bit of a cop out, sorry but I should imagine by this time all these will have been covered already.
In no particular order...
The Basketball Diaries
Romeo & Juliet
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
I guess if someone said to me I had to pick one I'd go with Shutter Island....although I dearly love Inception too. Gah!
So, hats off to Leo. He's done a few early amazing films, had a couple of blips but all-in-all he's one great actor....and thankfully now I can watch him without being reminded of my ex.
What's your favourite? Head over to Hannah's place and link up!