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    I really like Tarantino and the violence in his films is so over-the-top and cartoonish, that it doesn't usually bother me. I've avoided Django because I don't like Jamie Foxx OR Leonardo DiCaprio. Maybe with different leading men, I'd be more interested. I love Christoph Waltz, but I don't think he's enough to get me to see the movie.
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    Fox was excellent in this, and I don't normally like him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    I really like Tarantino and the violence in his films is so over-the-top and cartoonish, that it doesn't usually bother me. I've avoided Django because I don't like Jamie Foxx OR Leonardo DiCaprio. Maybe with different leading men, I'd be more interested. I love Christoph Waltz, but I don't think he's enough to get me to see the movie.
    Foxx and DiCaprio really were both very good in this one. If you like Tarantino and love Waltz, maybe you should reconsider...

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    I just think my dislike of Foxx and DiCaprio is stronger than my like of Tarantino and Waltz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    I just think my dislike of Foxx and DiCaprio is stronger than my like of Tarantino and Waltz.
    LOL, that's some STRONG dislike Crit!

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    I just think my dislike of Foxx and DiCaprio is stronger than my like of Tarantino and Waltz.
    I think DiCaprio is one of those actors that is able to disappear inside the characters he is portraying & I find that really compelling. IMO, Robert DeNiro is one of those guys that noi matter what the role or what kind of movie it is, he is always DeNiro. Leo, on the other hand is never Leo. There are few actors out there than can do this. I think Giovani Ribisi is one, Edward Norton is another & Cate Blanchett & Charlize Theron on the distaff side are able to do that. I always enjoy watching these folks.

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    Leonardo Dicaprio has never been more amazing than his portrayal of slave owner Calvin Candie in Django and it was downright sacrilege that he wasn't nominated for and Oscar. Stupid Academy....grrrr. And his protrayal of Jay Gatsby is right up there with his Django performance although on a different scale. He embodied the role. When he appears onscreen and announces "I'm Gatsby", to Toby Maguire's character Nick Carroway, you believe him. Of course it doesn't hurt that he looks better than he's ever looked in his entire life. Age is definitely Leo's friend. He used to be a boy now he's a man.

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    Titanic made me dislike DiCaprio intensely, but he won me over in Gangs of New York and The Departed (also very good in Basketball Diaries). He was good in Revolutionary Road, okay in Shutter Island, but Inception and J. Edgar put me to sleep. Love me some Tarantino so I am looking forward to seeing Django, but obviously, DiCaprio is hit and miss for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bee stung lips View Post
    Leonardo Dicaprio has never been more amazing than his portrayal of slave owner Calvin Candie in Django and it was downright sacrilege that he wasn't nominated for and Oscar. Stupid Academy....grrrr. And his portrayal of Jay Gatsby is right up there with his Django performance although on a different scale. He embodied the role. When he appears onscreen and announces "I'm Gatsby", to Toby Maguire's character Nick Carroway, you believe him. Of course it doesn't hurt that he looks better than he's ever looked in his entire life. Age is definitely Leo's friend. He used to be a boy now he's a man.

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    I know! he really should have been nominated, he was a delight as the slave owner. He really has grown as an actor. Love me some Leo

    Going to see Gatsby again , my daughter in law wants to see it
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    Re: What Films Did You Watch Today?

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    I know! he really should have been nominated, he was a delight as the slave owner. He really has grown as an actor. Love me some Leo

    Going to see Gatsby again , my daughter in law wants to see it

    Oh me too...going to see Gatsby again this weekend. This time with my sister. Looking forward to it equally as much as the first time.
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