'Don't Look Up' on Netflix: 5 things you never knew about Leonardo DiCaprio
The movie, 'Don't Look Up' features 5 Oscar winners and two Oscar nominees
The year is coming to an end and movie lovers will be ending 2021 on a high with the release of the highly-anticipated movie 'Don't Look Up'. The movie is directed by Adam McKay and since its announcement, the film has been generating curiosity in the minds of the people. Jennifer Lawrence was announced the first star to join the movie and when the rest of the cast was revealed, fans were in disbelief that such great stars would be coming together for a project.
Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Cate Blanchett will be making an appearance in 'Don't Look Up' that revolves around Dr Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) and Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence), who makes an astounding discovery that a large asteroid is about to hit Earth. However, the problem is that no one cares about it, including the President. The pair goes through a lot of ups and downs over several months, making everyone believe that a disaster is just waiting around the corner.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr Randall Mindy
One of the greatest actors of all time and an institution in acting, Leonardo DiCaprio has given numerous award-worthy performances in his illustrious career. It’s impossible to choose which of his performance is best because he always comes up with a great performance whenever he is on the screen. He made his feature film debut in 1991 with ‘Critters 3’.
However, the actor got worldwide recognition with the 1997 film ‘Titanic’, in which he starred opposite Kate Winslet. Since then, his career graph has only soared high. ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘The Departed’, ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Body of Lies’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ are some of the movies he has been a part of.
The actor won his first Best Actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’ and has been nominated on other 5 different occasions. He has 3 Golden Globes, 2 Critics’ Choice, 1 BAFTA, and 1 SAG Award to his name.
Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky
J-Law needs a little introduction. She made her acting with a TV series titled ‘Monk’ and had her first major acting role on the show ‘The Bill Engvall Show’ that was released in 2007. Lawrence made her feature film debut in 2008 with ‘Garden Party’. However, she gained wider recognition with her role in 2010’s ‘Winter’s Bone’, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award as well.
The actress has given numerous award-worthy performances in her career in movies such as ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘Serena’, and ‘Mother!’. She is the second-youngest actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress at the age of 22. She is returning to the big screen after a hiatus of more than 2 years. Apart from that, she has 4 Critics’ Choice, 3 Golden Globes, 2 SAG Awards, and 1 BAFTA to her name.
Meryl Streep as President Janie Orlean
When it comes to acting, there is no one better than Meryl Streep to give a masterclass on it. Streep has been gracing the screen for more than 40 years and saying that she has given numerous award-worthy performances will be an understatement. Streep has been a part of projects such as ‘The Deer Hunter’, ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’, ‘Sophie’s Choice’, ‘Silkwood’, ‘Out of Africa’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Julie & Julia’, ‘The Iron Lady’, and ‘The Post’.
The actress has been nominated for an Academy Award on 21 occasions, winning on three different occasions. She has 15 BAFTA nominations to her name and won two times. On the other hand, she has whopping 33 nominations at Golden Globes and won the accolade 9 times.
Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee
Born to June and Robert DeWitt, Blanchett has made a huge name for herself in the entertainment industry. She made her acting debut with a lot of stage plays and made her feature film debut in 1997. Since then, she has never looked back and became a superstar. Blanchett received her first Academy Award nomination for the movie ‘Elizabeth’. In 2001, she became a household name when she was cast as Lady Galadriel in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ franchise. 2004 turned out to be a massive year for her as she received her first Oscar for the movie ‘The Aviator’.
Since then, she has been seen in ventures like ‘Babel’, ‘The Good German’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘The Monuments Men’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Carol’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Stateless’ and ‘Mrs. America’.
As far as awards are concerned, she has 2 Oscars to her name, 3 Golden Globes, 3 BAFTAs, and 3 SAG Awards to her name.
Rob Morgan as Dr. Teddy Oglethorpe
Morgan is another great actor who has given so much to the industry through his skill. Morgan made his acting debut with the 2006 film ‘Sorry Ain’t Enough’. Although he started with cameo roles, directors and producers got to know his worth really quickly and he started getting important roles. Some of the projects he has been a part of include ‘The Knick’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘The Punisher’, ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘This is Us’.
In 2020, he was ranked #20 on the New York Times list "The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century".
Tyler Perry as Jack Bremmer
Perry who was named as the highest-paid man in entertainment by Forbes in 2011, was inspired to start writing after he watched an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show that talked about the therapeutic nature of writing. He has written and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. The star has created multiple scripted series for the network, ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ crime drama being the most successful.
Since then, he has been a part of projects such as ‘Star Trek’, ‘The Single Moms Club’, ‘Gone Girl’, ‘Acrimony’, ‘Vice’, ‘The Oval’, ‘Ruthless’ and ‘Bruh’.
Mark Rylance as Peter Isherwell
Although he has been working in the industry since 1981, he started getting the recognition he deserved in the 2010s. Rylance garnered worldwide recognition after his role in the movie ‘Bridge of Spies’ alongside Tom Hanks. He won the Best Supporting Actor accolade at the Academy Awards for ‘Bridge of Spies’. Later in the year, he won the BAFTA TV Award for ‘Wolf Hall’ and also got nominated at the Golden Globes and Primetime Emmys.
Apart from movies and television, he is one of the greatest Theatre actors of all time. He has 2 Laurence Olivier Awards and 3 Tony Awards to his name.
Timothee Chalament as Yule
One of the newest names to take the entertainment industry by storm, Timothee Chalamet has achieved a lot of things in a very short period of time. His first major acting role came in 2014 with Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’. However, his moment of glory came in 2017 with the movie ‘Call Me By Your Name’. The movie went on to become one of the most successful movies that year and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actor nomination for Chalamet.
Since then, he has been part of several high-end movies like ‘Lady Bird’, ‘Beautiful Boy’, ‘The King’, and ‘Little Women’. In 2021, Chalamet has made an appearance in films like ‘The French Dispatch’ and ‘Dune’, making him one of the top actors of the year.
'Don't Look Up' will premiering globally on Netflix on Friday, December 24.