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I dunno guys. Some people apparently find this guy attractive, but here at Frock Flicks, Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t leave us panting for more. He leaves us scratching our heads and wondering why on Earth he’s considered a heartthrob.
Unlike our previous Man Ick Monday from 2016, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who with rare exceptions makes us wonder if he needs to be checked into a detox center, Leo is just kind of meh. He’s not a bad actor, but he was cast in all these historical roles that just seemed wrong for him. So, let’s revisit a few of his more bewildering appearances in historical film.
The Quick and the Dead (1995) – Billy the Kid
Total Eclipse (1995) – Arthur Rimbaud
Titanic (1997) – Jack Dawson
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) – Louis XIV/Phillipe
Gangs of New York (2002) – Amsterdam Vallon
Confession time: I actually liked this movie, and it’s one of the few Leo films where I thought he was pretty good (mostly because Daniel Day-Lewis was infinitely more annoying), but still.
Catch Me If You Can (2002) – Frank Abignale, Jr.
The Aviator (2004) – Howard Hughes
We’re getting into the era where Leo is starting to break out of the heartthrob mold and doing some SERIOUS ACTING SHIT.
J. Edgar (2011) – J. Edgar Hoover
Django Unchained (2012) – Calvin Candie
He is pretty damn evil in this film, but suddenly, I’m way more attracted to him.
The Great Gatsby (2013) – Jay Gatsby
And last but not least, the movie that FINALLY earned him the Oscar for Best Actor because he had to murder a fucking bear before anyone took him seriously…
The Revenant (2015) – Hugh Glass
Where does Leo rate on your ick meter?