On Friday, Christopher Nolan’s Inception hits our screens and sees Leonardo DiCaprio star alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page. But if you can’t wait until then to see DiCaprio’s long-awaited return to the silver screen, then this week Film4 might just be your saving grace. To celebrate the eagerly anticipated release, Film4 are showing the four iconic films that catapulted DiCaprio into the limelight in which he basks today.
At 7.20pm on Wednesday 14th July , ‘DiCaprio Week’ opens with Titanic; the film which marked the birth of an icon. Straight after at 11pm, This Boy’s Life proves that DiCaprio can also do small and interesting. It’s a film in which some critics claim he ‘very nearly out-acts De Niro’. On Thursday 15th July there is an 11.45pm offering of Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. This film is not only Shakespeare at its most dynamic but Craig Armstrong also offers us one of the most poignant musical scores ever composed. The saga concludes on Friday 16th July at 10.45pm with Scorsese’s Gangs of New York: messy, powerful and triumphant.
But this is not the end, my friends. Film4 somehow managed to secure an exclusive interview with DiCaprio himself. Aired on Wednesday 14th July, he reflects on both his past career and his latest epic Inception which, I’m sure, will be another blockbuster under his already bulging belt.