Updated: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:15:00 GMT | By Marshall Julius
Oscars 2014: Why Leonardo DiCaprio deserves to win

Django Unchained (2012)

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A comic spaghetti western with plenty of red sauce, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained cast DiCaprio is his most overtly villainous role to date, that of a sordid Southern scoundrel who organises to-the-death slave fights.

“There was absolutely nothing about this man that I could identify with,” revealed Leo. “I hated him. It was one of the most narcissistic, self-indulgent, racist, horrible characters I’ve ever read in my entire life.”

Regardless of his personal issues, the actor nailed it. Another obstacle overcome.