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Rittdog
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Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


I really loved Gangs of New York. But I thought Leo's acting was a bit "meh"

He was completely blown away in comparison to Daniel Day Lewis.

It wasnt until The Departed that I started becoming a fan of Leo "grown up acting"

And then he's gotten better and better as the years have gone on.

Its a shame because if you take Leo "Django Unchained/Shutter Island" version and put it Gangs of New York 10 years ago....

It improves the movie dramatically. Would Leo have been as DDL? No. But he would have been much better and the movie would have been.








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Hot Carl
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


Meh





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Tiger1242
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


I thought he was great in it and he was supposed to be a young guy





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iwyLSUiwy
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


Leo is one of the best actors on the planet. DDL was just insane good though. I agree that Leo is only getting better. He already has an amazing resume.





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RLDSC FAN
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


I thought he was fine, DDL was just amazing in it so it makes everyone else look average.





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RollTide1987
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


He started to come into his own that year. Between Gangs of New York and Catch Me If You Can, 2002 was a very good year for DiCaprio.





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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


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I thought he was fine, DDL was just amazing in it so it makes everyone else look average.






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Captain Crown
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


It's still a favorite. Man 10 years hard too believe





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Jwodie
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


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He started to come into his own that year. Between Gangs of New York and Catch Me If You Can, 2002 was a very good year for DiCaprio.


Good catch there. He was much more impressive in Catch Me If You Can IMO.






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The Eric
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


I'm looking over all his roles.

It's astonishing that he hasn't won an Oscar.

It's hard to argue against the guys who did win but Leo has had amazing staying power.






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RollTide1987
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It's astonishing that he hasn't won an Oscar.



He should have won the Oscar for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. Instead it went to Jamie Foxx for his impersonation of Ray Charles.






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Bduhon55
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


I happen to think Leo was very good in Edgar.





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CocomoLSU
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


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He started to come into his own that year. Between Gangs of New York and Catch Me If You Can, 2002 was a very good year for DiCaprio.

That was when I started liking him as an actor. I had realized that the last three movies I bought were all Leo (GoNY, Aviator, and CMIYC). Those were three very good movies, and I've liked him ever since.






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stout
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


I don't think he has had many roles that he didn't blow out of the water. Even GoNY. Acting alongside DDL can be tough no matter how good you may be. DDL is on a higher level than anyone else on the planet.

I have been a fan of Leo since What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Basketball Diaries.

The only role of his that I thought was below his standard was Romeo and Juliet but that's also because it's just a horrible movie all around.






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Flair Chops
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


i thought he did a damn strong job. it isn't his fault that ddl starred as his opposite





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The Cow Goes Moo Moo
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


Leo is definitely one of my favorite actors right now. No one has mentioned it, but I really enjoyed Blood Diamond. I think the main reason was because he was in the movie (along with Djimon Hounsou, who I also like).





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rondo
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


I have been a Leo fan since his days on growing pains





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Ellunchboxo
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


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The only role of his that I thought was below his standard was Romeo and Juliet but that's also because it's just a horrible movie all around.


Don't forget Man in the Iron Mask.






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stout
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


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Don't forget Man in the Iron Mask.



I have never watched it.






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chinese58
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re: Too bad we got "young Leo" in Gangs of New York


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wasnt until The Departed that I started becoming a fan of Leo "grown up acting"


For me it was after I saw Blood Diamond on cable. Not a fan of Gangs. Didn't see Catch Me..., The Aviator & The Departed until viewing them after Blood Diamond. I agree he got better in Catch Me...

Wish I'd seen it and the others sooner. Don't miss his movies anymore.






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