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Listed: Leonardo DiCaprio's Top 10 Roles

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Last night at the 88th Academy Awards, we witnessed Leonardo DiCaprio take home his first ever Oscar for his role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s The Revenant, and the Internet exploded.

It’s been a long running joke that Leo has been begging for an Oscar, however, all he was ever doing was giving incredible performances with visionary filmmakers. Anyone in his position would want to hone their craft the way Leo has, and finally he has been rewarded by his peers. Let the joking end now, please.

While we may argue that his performance in The Revenant was not the one that should have been awarded this high honour (see where it ranks on this list, and you’ll get the picture), it was still an extremely physical and silent portrayal that shows Leo’s range. And boy, does he have range.

In honour of Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning an Oscar,
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Time Machine: Pre-Ted Wahlberg - Bypassed for Best Actor Oscar - and Super-Model Wife on the Red Carpet

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for
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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30. Sense and Sensibility

Directed by: Ang Lee

Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects.
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The Basketball Diaries

If you love a dark tale of drugs, desperation and a little sexual perversion to go along with it all (we could say “real life” after all) and you don’t happen to have seen the movie, The Basketball Diaries, then please do something to rectify this forthwith!

But before you do so – it’s essential to know where the movie comes from and why. The Basketball Diaries is set in New York – a city very famous for its dark side. The book was originally penned in 1978 by punk poet and musician Jim Carroll. It’s semi-autobiographical based on Jim’s early life experiences in the Big Apple – a time when he was obsessed with basketball but simultaneously descending into a life of drug addiction.

On a slightly lighter note for most female movie fans, the 1995 movie which was directed by Scott Kalvert and stars a young Leonardo DiCaprio – which
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‘The Basketball Diaries’ Director Dies Aged 49

Scott Kalvert, the director behind The Basketball Diaries, has died aged 49.

Kalvert started his career directing music videos, with Cyndi Lauper, Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg), DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince himself Will Smith listed as a handful of his clients. Moving on, but staying within the music genre, he directed the Guns N’ Roses concert video Live At The Ritz in 1988, shortly followed by The Basketball Diaries in 1995. Based on Jim Carroll’s memoir People Who Died, the film helped launch the career of the then-teenage Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office are investigating his death as a suicide. No other details have been released.

Our thoughts are with Kalvert’s family at this sad time.

Source: Deadline

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Filmmaker Scott Kalvert of 'Basketball Diaries' fame found dead

Filmmaker Scott Kalvert of 'Basketball Diaries' fame found dead
Washington, March 9: Scott Kalvert, who is best known for helming Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg starrer 'The Basketball Diaries' in 1995, was recently found dead in his home in Woodland Hills.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the La Coroner's Office is looking into claims of possible suicide in the 49-year-old filmmaker's death.

Kalvert had also directed some iconic music videos including DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith's 'Parents Just Don't Understand', Salt-n-Pepa's 'Shoop' and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's 'Good Vibrations'. (Ani)
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Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert Dead at 49, Possible Suicide

Scott Kalvert, best known for directing 1995's "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday. He was found in his home in Woodland Hills and pronounced dead at 1:55 pm. The L.A. Coroner's Office is investigating the death as a possible suicide. He was only 49 years old. In addition to his work with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg in "Basketball Diaries," Kalvert was known for directing music videos such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith's "Parents Just Don't Understand," Salt-n-Pepa's "Shoop" and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations." He also directed the 2002 feature "Deuces Wild," starring Stephen Dorff and Brad Renfro. His most recent credit was for the 2009 made-for-tv Nickelodeon musical "School Gyrls," on which he served as an executive producer. Donnie Wahlberg, whom Kalvert directed in New Kids on the Block's 1993 video "Dirty Dawg," remembered the director in a series of tweets Friday. "Rip to a dear friend; Scott Kalvert.
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Scott Kalvert, Basketball Diaries Director, Dies at 49

Scott Kalvert, Basketball Diaries Director, Dies at 49
Scott Kalvert has died at the age of 49. The director was found dead on Wednesday, March 5, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Kalvert was found in his Woodland Hills, Calif., home and was pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m. The L.A. Coroner's Office is investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Kalvert is best-known for his work in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, starring a then-unknown Leonardo DiCaprio. He also directed 2002's Deuces Wild starring Stephen Dorff, video documentaries for Cyndi Lauper, Guns N' Roses, and a workout video [...]
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The Basketball Diaries director Scott Kalvert dies, aged 49

The Basketball Diaries director Scott Kalvert dies, aged 49
Scott Kalvert has been found dead at the age of 49.

The director was found at his home in Woodland Hills, California on Wednesday (March 5) and pronounced dead at the scene. His death is currently being investigated as a suspected suicide.

Kalvert is best known for directing the 1995 movie The Basketball Diaries. After working with Mark Wahlberg in the video for 'Good Vibrations' with his former band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, the director cast him in the film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film was an adaption of Jim Carroll's juvenile diaries and chronicled his decline from promising basketball player, to heroin addict.

He also directed the 2002 crime film Deuces Wild which starred Stephen Dorff and Brad Renfro. Elsewhere, Kalvert took on the role of executive producer for 2009 Nickelodeon film School Gyrls, featuring Justin Bieber and Soulja Boy as themselves.

In his career, Kalvert also worked on
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Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert Dead at 49, Considered Possible Suicide

Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert Dead at 49, Considered Possible Suicide
Another creative flame has been snuffed out before its time. Scott Kalvert, who directed a young Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 drama The Basketball Diaries, was found dead at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon. He was 49 and coroner's investigators are treating his death as a possible suicide, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No other information was available yet as to what authorities found when they arrived at his house. Mark Wahlberg recently stirred up some Basketball Diaries dirt when he told THR that DiCaprio tried to keep Wahlberg out of the movie because he was sore over some trash-talking  "Leonardo was like, 'Over my dead...
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'Basketball Diaries' director Scott Kalvert found dead at 49

'Basketball Diaries' director Scott Kalvert found dead at 49
Scott Kalvert, the director best known for his work with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg on 1995′s Basketball Diaries, was found dead Wednesday at his Woodland Hills, California, home. He was 49 years old.

His death is being investigated as a suicide by the L.A. Coroner’s Office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Before Basketball Diaries, Kalvert was best known for his music videos, directing Salt-n-Pepa’s “Shoop,” Taylor Dayne’s “Tell It to My Heart,” and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations,” as well as teaming up with Wahlberg on a 1993 workout video. The last project
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Scott Kalvert, ‘Basketball Diaries’ Director, Dead at 49

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Scott Kalvert, ‘Basketball Diaries’ Director, Dead at 49
The Basketball Diaries” director Scott Kalvert has been found dead at age 49, TheWrap has confirmed. Kalvert was found at his home and pronounced dead on the scene in Woodland Hills on Wednesday at 1:55 p.m. His death is currently being investigated as a suspected suicide. Also read: Oscars: '12 Years a Slave’ Screenplay Rift Between Steve McQueen, John Ridley Boils Over Kalvert was a well-respected music video director, who worked with artists such as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (“Good Vibrations”), DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith (“Parents Just Don't Understand”), LL Cool J (“I'm That Type of Guy”), Salt ‘N.
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Leonardo DiCaprio: 'The Great Gatsby' star's 5 best movie roles

Leonardo DiCaprio: 'The Great Gatsby' star's 5 best movie roles
While the critical response to Baz Luhrmann's lavish take on The Great Gatsby has been lukewarm, reviews have by and large praised Leonardo DiCaprio's central turn as the mysterious, tragic Jay Gatsby.

Digital Spy looks back on five of DiCaprio's most iconic performances.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

At the tender age of 19, DiCaprio earned his first Oscar nomination for Lasse Hallström's touching family drama. Playing the mentally retarded younger brother of Johnny Depp's put-upon Gilbert Grape, DiCaprio was deservedly singled out for praise by almost every critic despite being a virtual unknown. It's an intensely likeable and physically specific performance that elevates an otherwise predictable story.

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Adapted from Jim Carroll's autobiographical novel, Scott Kalvert's drama tracked a high school basketball star's descent into drug addiction. The film debuted to decidedly mixed reviews, but again DiCaprio came out largely unscathed, with Rolling
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Drew Barrymore's 'Whip It' Features Roller-Derby Superwomen

'We all felt like action heroes!' said actress Juliette Lewis of her role in the movie.

By Eric Ditzian

Ellen Page and Landon Pigg in "Whip It"

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Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore and Juliette Lewis would wake up in the morning, do yoga and then strength-train together for two hours before going roller skating until nightfall. It was a bruise-inducing journey of female camaraderie, a two-month-long, check-your-ego-at-the-door boot camp for Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It." And as Lewis told MTV News as part of our weeklong fall movie preview, it was a chance for these actresses to become their own versions of superwomen.

"We all felt like action heroes!" the actress/singer said.

The film follows Page as a small-town Texas teen fed up with the beauty-pageant circuit who finds her way into an all-female league of roller-derby divas. Wiig and Barrymore play her tough-talking teammates,
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