Leonardo DiCaprio

November 15, 2011 15:01:07 Posted at November 15, 2011 15:01:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:
-Oh he’ll hide under his smelly baseball cap and tell you he’s not interested in an Oscar but of course he’s interested in an Oscar. That’s the whole point of the game. And right now, with J Edgar, there’s a good chance at a nomination. Doesn’t hurt if he goes into the race winning the SMA popularity contest
-Leonardo DiCaprio became the Heartthrob who became the Actor. It’s an impressive accomplishment that all of them, Efron, Pattinson, Timberlake, etc etc etc, all of them are trying to emulate. He’s the template.
-But you look at him and you still see Jack Dawson, don’t lie. He would give up his life-raft for you.
-He’s very, very connected, very powerful, if he wanted it, all he’d have to do, literally, is say the word.
-Blake Lively played his ass. She’s now sleeping with the outgoing SMA, Ryan Reynolds, who took a sh-t at the box office this summer, TWICE. Would be kinda fun to send a f-ck you right back, take his title, go to the Oscars, and turn around and ask her about those apples, right?

Arguments against:

-There is nothing holding Leo back except Leo. I mean, sure, some people may not be into his modelising etc, but like I said, if he wanted it? PEOPLE Magazine would NEVER deny Leo DiCaprio. At 37, he’s primed for it now. Perfect age. But the question with Leo and the SMA has always been: does he want it? He tried so hard to lose Titanic. He hated the pinup reputation. He won’t do romances. He can barely stand to kiss onscreen. And now this? Remember that the SMA has to be accepted. They won’t push it on you. You have to say Yes. And when you do, you have to give back a little something. An interview, a smile, some flirt. I don’t know that Leo can go there. I don’t know that he has to. What went down with Blake Lively will pass. And I just don’t see him breaking with his own personal ideology and bending over to be the SMA when he’s never really needed it before.

Odds: 6 to 1

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