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Leonardo DiCaprio put off by earlier Great Gatsby film

Leonardo DiCaprio put off by earlier Great Gatsby film

Jun 16 2013, 10:12am CDT | by

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't like the 1974 version of 'The Great Gatsby'. The actor takes the lead role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's updated adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fizgerald book, but...

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Leonardo DiCaprio put off by earlier Great Gatsby film

Jun 16 2013, 10:12am CDT | by

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't like the 1974 version of 'The Great Gatsby'.

The actor takes the lead role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's updated adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fizgerald book, but admits he was initially sceptical about the role because he didn't enjoy the book upon first read and didn't care for an earlier version of the film starring Robert Redford.

He told website Best Movie: ''I had read 'The Great Gatsby' and seen the Redford film, but to be honest, I hadn't really loved it. I couldn't understand it.''

However, the star eventually re-read the 1925 novel after the Australian director told him he landed the rights to make a new film - and he grew to love the story.

He explained: ''One day Baz left an old copy of the book on my table saying, 'I got the rights to make it a film and I want to do it with you.' So I re-read the book and had an epiphany. I could finally see and understand Gatsby as the great American dreamer.''

In the film, DiCaprio plays a lovelorn billionaire who tries to win back the love of his life, socialite Daisy Buchanan (played by Carey Mulligan), who has since married wealthy businessman Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton).

The opulent 3D drama also stars Tobey Maguire and Isla Fisher.

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Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning and Zoe Saldana Join ‘Live By Night’ Cast

Sep 4 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: slash film

Before being cast in Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck was firming up a plan to direct a new Dennis Lehane adaptation, Live By Night. The Batman gig didn’t kill off the Lehane movie, however. Live By Night was only delayed, and now Affleck is moving forward with the project once more. Three women – Sienna Miller (above, in The Girl), Zoe Saldana, and Elle Fanning — are now set to play the primary female roles in the movie. R ...
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The Dark Inker: Amazing Picture From Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York

Aug 24 2014 7:37pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Commissioned prints are all the rage these days as collectors get more specific and more discerning about what they collect. Flat files are filling up and wall space in homes are maxed out so if you can get your favorite artist to do a special print JUST the way you want it, then A-MEN!Detail shot by The Dark InkerSuch was the case for Poster Posse member, The Dark Inker. He was approached to do a print for Martin Scorsese’s 2002 feature, “Gangs Of New York.” This violent, historical dram ...
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B Grade For ‘Turtles’ – What CinemaScores Mean And Why Exit Polling Matters

Aug 9 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: Deadline

This weekend, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is opening strong with a possible $65M+ three-day haul … and a B CinemaScore while The Hundred-Foot Journey is opening in fourth place .. but with an A CinemaScore from its core audience. If you look at the breakdowns — and this was not provided to Deadline by CinemaScore — Turtles garnered an A from those under 18 and a C+ from the 25-to-35 year olds who grew up watching the Turtles on Saturday morning cartoons years ago. For tho ...
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