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Leonardo DiCaprio being tipped for Oscar after 'best ever' performance in Killers of the Flower Moon

Callum Jones

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Leonardo DiCaprio being tipped for Oscar after 'best ever' performance in Killers of the Flower Moon

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Leonardo DiCaprio is being tipped to bag an Oscar after what fans describe as his 'best ever' performance in Killers of the Flower Moon.

The Martin Scorsese film is out in cinemas across the globe from today (20 October), with many flocking to go see it on day one.

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An official synopsis for Killers of the Flower Moon reads: "Members of the Osage tribe in northeastern Oklahoma are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major BOI (which became the FBI in 1935) investigation directed by a 29-year-old J. Edgar Hoover and former Texas Ranger Tom White."

Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Ernest Burkhart in the western drama, while Robert De Niro stars as William Hale.

And according to fans who have watched the new movie, the pair have delivered masterclasses in acting.

But it is DiCaprio's role as Ernest that the majority of fans are talking about, with many flocking to social media to sing his praises.

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Fans think Leonardo DiCaprio should bag an Oscar. Credit: Apple TV+/Paramount Pictures
Fans think Leonardo DiCaprio should bag an Oscar. Credit: Apple TV+/Paramount Pictures

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one fan penned: "Just got out of Killers Of The Flower Moon and WOW. I think it’s my favorite movie of 2023.

"It’s a masterpiece in filmmaking and storytelling. I absolutely love the movie. I can see Leonardo DiCaprio winning an Oscar because his acting is literally amazing. You see all emotions, and yes crying too."

A second added: "Yeahhhhhh Dicaprio, Gladstone and De Niro about to sweep the Oscars."

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While a third remarked: "The performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone were breathtaking.

"I'd be surprised if all three do not even get an Oscar nomination, especially Gladstone's whether it's leading or supporting actress."

Fans are not alone in their praise of DiCaprio and Killers of the Flower Moon, with many industry critics saying a lot of good things.

Killers of the Flower Moon is reviewing well. Credit: Apple TV+/Paramount Pictures
Killers of the Flower Moon is reviewing well. Credit: Apple TV+/Paramount Pictures
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Right now, Killers of the Flower Moon sits at an impressive 93 percent Rotten Tomatoes score from over 200 reviews.

Ben Rolph from Discussing Film said: "There’s some serious Oscar potential here as Leonardo DiCaprio delivers one of his best performances of all time, along with a top-notch Robert De Niro."

David Ehrlich from IndieWire added: "The best performance of Leonardo DiCaprio’s entire career... His nuanced and uncompromising turn as the cretinous Ernest Burkhart mines new wonders from the actor’s long-standing lack of vanity."

While The Ringer's Manuela Lazic wrote: "Martin Scorsese’s three-hour Western features a throwback performance from Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio at his best in a film that mirrors aspects of classics like Goodfellas."

Topics: Film & TV, Leonardo DiCaprio, Film and TV

Callum Jones
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