5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT LEONARDO DICAPRIO’S – THE REVENANT
The Oscar Winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’ The Revenant is a film that not only won Leonardo DiCaprio his first ever Oscar but also deservedly so for the film’s tough production and filming process. The hard work has certainly paid off with a film that is a must watch. With the film premiering on Indian television on Star Movies Select HD on October 15th at 9pm, here are a few interesting facts about the film that focuses on fighting to survive no matter what.
The movie is actually based on a novel of the same name by Michael Punke, which is based on a true story of fur trapper Hugh Glass who was mauled by a bear in real life during the 1880s.
The shoot for this movie was not easy. The team which also included legendary Birdman cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, filmed over almost nine months in the remote Canadian wilderness, and would often have to spend almost half the day just traveling to and from locations. Iñárritu also used only natural light, which meant that they could only shoot for very small portions of the day.
Leonardo DiCaprio was also all set to play the lead role in Steve Jobs (2015), but turned it down to play the role of Hugh Glass. He went on to win a number of accolades including his first ever Academy Award too.
The movie title The Revenant is derived from the French verb “revenir”, which means “to return”. Revenant also translates from French to English as “spirit” or “ghost”.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar winning moment for Best Actor spawned a record-breaking burst of Twitter activity. DiCaprio’s best actor win for his starring turn in “The Revenant” at the 88th Academy Awards — his first Oscar — generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute. That made it the most-tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever, handily beating the previous record of 255,000 tweets per minute, set in 2014.