‘The Revenant’ Was Leo DiCaprio’s Hardest Film

If all Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu is going to do in his movies is have everything sort of blueish, ambitious camera stuff, all set to wacky music, then count me in!

Following a screening of his new film with Leonardo DiCaprio at Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, Iñárritu and DiCaprio spoke about the harsh conditions of the shoot.

“It was the most difficult film, I think, that any of us have ever done,” said DiCaprio, who I might actually like in this movie, but don’t tell my mom she hates him and raised me to do the same. He went on to explain that they rehearsed like the film was a stage production which, having seen only one of Iñárritu’s movies, seems sooooo like him, don’t you think?

They prepared for months, which DiCaprio found helpful since his role is “almost like a silent-movie performance.” Judging from the trailer it just seems like a lot of heavy breathing! Everyone’s talking about Leo finally getting his Oscar for this one, and with Iñárritu’s help it might happen. How sad would it be if this movie swept and the only person who didn’t take an Oscar home was Leo? Is this joke even funny anymore or will it get funnier as time goes on?

Iñárritu paid respect to the film’s composers Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai and Ryuichi Sakamoto who made what Iñárritu called “weird guacamole of music.” Definitely sounds like something I want to hear.

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