With the Academy Awards around the corner, some people may be thinking “…Wait, did any movies even come out last year?” One answer is: certainly not any starring Leonardo DiCaprio. On the bright side, he won’t risk being upstaged by his co-star, as he was at the 2020 Oscars when Brad Pitt snagged the Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood.” (Leo was nominated in the Best Actor category for the same film, but didn’t win.)
Although he isn’t up for any Oscars this year, Leo has received six Academy Award nominations for acting since 1994. He finally won Best Actor in 2016 for his starring role in “The Revenant” — a role he prepared for by eating raw bison liver and sleeping in an animal carcass. He has also taken home three Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes, including one for his star turn in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the 50 best movies based on true events.
DiCaprio’s dedication as an actor can’t be denied, and his work with big directors like Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, and Martin Scorcese has produced some of the best films of the last 30 years. (Leo will work with Scorcese again in the upcoming “Killers of the Flower Moon,” set to shoot this summer.) Here are the 55 best movies ever made.