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"I've liked Leonardo diCaprio ever since I first saw him in THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (a guilty favorite) as The Kid, but in that, in TITANIC, and in all his major roles, he's comes across as cocky, brash, self-assured, handsome, with a swagger to him that suggests that he knows who he is and is unafflicted by doubts or fears… all of which is the antithesis of Gatsby.
He wasn't here. This is a new, mature Leonardo, as I have never seen himself before, and he does a great turn here. The Kid and Jack and all of those vanish, and there's only Gatsby… trying so hard, dreaming so fiercely.
I loved it."
BTW, we TOTES love The Quick And The Dead too! Sexy young Russell Crowe in the West? What's not to like?
We knew we could be buds with George! And so could Leo!