Leonardo DiCaprio's heartbreak: 4 times he missed out an Oscar

'The Revenant' is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. (Screen grab)

US actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday claimed to feel no nerves at the prospect of claiming his first Oscar for his role in 'The Revenant'.

Yes, you heard it right - if Leo wins in 2016 this will be the prolific actor's first Oscar win ever.

The actor has been nominated four times in acting categories (plus once as an executive producer), and has walked away empty handed each time.

The internet thinks at this rate Leo might at least have a chance of winning a lifetime achievement award.

However, with every loss, he becomes more adventurous with his roles. From being the doomed lover in 'Tatani', wolf of Wall Street to eating raw buffalo liver, he is surely accelerating his acting gears for the elusive golden statue.

We look back at his past four Oscar losses.

'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?' (1994)

DiCaprio earned his first Oscar nomination at age 22 for the 1993 drama 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'

In the movie he played Johnny Depp's developmentally-challenged younger brother. The film proved to be his break-out role and earned him a nod in the Supporting Actor category, but the award ultimately went to Tommy Lee Jones for his memorable role in 'The Fugitive'.

'The Aviator' (2005)

The actor had to wait more than a decade before he got his second Oscar nomination. He was nominated for playing the eccentric business tycoon Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator'.

But by then DiCaprio came into his own. He established himself as an undeniable talent as well as a bankable star with films like 'Titanic', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Gangs of New York'.

The one scene of Howard Hughes losing his mind in the solitude of his messy existence is mind-boggling. But the Best Actor went to Jamie Foxx, who won for his uncanny portrayal of Ray Charles in 'Ray'.

'Blood Diamond' (2007)

Academy gave DiCaprio another shot at Oscar as he was nominated for portraying an opportunistic diamond smuggler in 'Blood Diamond'.

DiCaprio's perfect accent (Rhodesian), and his ability to bring out the emotion even behind what most would consider generic action scenes is unmatched.

Despite the critical acclaim, the Academy decided it was Forest Whitaker's time for his outstanding work in 'The Last King of Scotland'.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' (2014)

Leo was back with Martin Scorsese in 'The Wolf of Wall Street', which many critics have described as the best role of his career. And yet he lost again to Matthew McConaughey in 'Dallas Buyers Club'.

DiCaprio was thought to be a frontrunner for his dynamic role as a hedonistic stockbroker. He was playing, in essence, one of the most despicable characters ever and was gave one of my favourite performances of that year.

So come February 28th, the whole world will be waiting and watching - it's Leo's Oscar to lose.

Not nervous

US actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday claimed to feel no nerves at the prospect of claiming his first Oscar for his role in 'The Revenant', saying he had 'done the work' and could do no more.

"The one reassuring thing about all this award season stuff is that you have absolutely no control over the outcome," he told BBC radio.

"You've done the work, I do not know why I should be nervous. While you're on the set and you give everything, that's all you can do," he added, after film's British premiere.

The actor has been nominated four times for the Best Actor award but has never got his hands on the famous statuette.

"The Revenant" is an odyssey of survival and revenge in which DiCaprio ate raw buffalo liver, climbed snowy mountains and bathed in icy rivers as he played the legendary trapper Hugh Glass.

The film, directed by Alejandro Inarritu, is up for 12 Oscars, it was announced Thursday.

"It feels great, man. It really does," DiCaprio said.

"This is an epic art film. So to have something not only do as good as it's been doing in the box office, but to get having this movie recognised by our peers, it does feel amazing."

On his chances of winning, the 41-year-old said: "It's all this crazy blur, because you're so attached to the process of making a movie.

"I'm too attached to the movie to really understand or know what's worthy of awards or not."

DiCaprio is up against Bryan Cranston ('Trumbo'), Michael Fassbender ('Steve Jobs') and Matt Damon ('The Martian').

English actor Eddie Redmayne received his second consecutive nomination, for his interpretation of a transsexual pioneer in "The Danish Girl".

The Oscars will be awarded in Los Angeles on February 28.

 
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