After his high-profile position in Tarantino’s love letter to Hollywood — by which he performs growing older Western star Rick Dalton, who’s determined to regain his fame because the movie business forgets about him — DiCaprio appears to be briefly stepping out of the limelight, with nothing listed on IMDb till after 2020 is over.
One potential purpose? Regardless of his flashy but wonderful efficiency in As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, DiCaprio missed out on an Academy Award win this yr, which might have marked his second win after his first for The Revenant. Although DiCaprio was seemingly glad to see his co-star Pitt take dwelling his first ever aggressive appearing Oscar — the 2 fast friends talked ceaselessly about how a lot they loved working collectively and spending time collectively throughout press excursions for As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood — it may need stung a bit to overlook out on a Main Actor trophy for himself.
Then again, 2020 marked DiCaprio’s eighth complete Oscar nomination, and he tends to house out his massive status tasks. Apart from The Revenant in 2016, his different nominations for The Wolf of Wall Avenue, Blood Diamond, The Aviator, and What’s Consuming Gilbert Grape have been pretty spaced out — coming in 2014, 2007, 2005, and 1994, respectively. Possibly that is simply DiCaprio’s means; by giving himself room in between Oscar-nominated performances, he would not danger creating DiCaprio fatigue amongst audiences and continues to be a recent, attention-grabbing, and thrilling presence in no matter movies he chooses. After such a giant gig in As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, now appears nearly as good a time as any to take a breather and let the world actually miss DiCaprio earlier than seeing him once more on display screen.