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Following his breakout Oscar-nominated role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Leonardo DiCaprio was supposed to appear in Interview With the Vampire as the interviewer, taking over for the late River Phoenix. But he was deemed too young and the role went to Christian Slater instead. In its place, DiCaprio starred in a 27-minute short titled The Foot Shooting Party, which, until recently, was a very rare entity for fans of the actor. Now, though, we can see the movie in its entirety online, courtesy of its director and Vimeo. Set in 1969, the short sees DiCaprio playing a rock singer who has just been drafted to fight in Vietnam. Partly to avoid getting killed in the war and partly to keep his band together, he decides to shoot himself in the foot, which will keep him out of...
- Christopher Campbell
With Friday's news that his company, Appian Way, has signed on to co-produce "The Crowded Room," not to mention a starring role in "Birdman" helmer Alejandro González Iñárritu's upcoming "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio is set to appear in several juicy titles. Can the four-time Academy Award acting nominee ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "The Aviator," "Blood Diamond," "The Wolf of Wall Street") finally parlay his taste for eccentric characters into an Oscar statuette? As The Hollywood Reporter notes, DiCaprio has wanted to play "The Crowded Room" protagonist Billy Milligan for nearly two decades. In the 1970s, Milligan, who had 24 personalities, was acquitted on charges of robbery and rape by reason of insanity after pretrial evaluations diagnosed him with multiple personality disorder, the first such defense in American legal history. Based on the nonfiction title by Daniel Keyes »
- Matt Brennan
You've probably seen all the '90s movies, like "Pulp Fiction," "Clueless" and "Wayne's World" that Netflix has to offer, but there are also plenty of lesser-known gems available to stream. Sit down and enjoy these indies, first films by famous directors and some other great '90s movies you might have missed.
1. "Big Night" (1996) R
A great movie (co-directed by stars Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott) about two Italian brothers in 1950s running an unsuccessful restaurant who go all out when a celebrity's visit promises to save their business.
2. "Boys Don't Cry" (1999) R
Hilary Swank won her first Best Actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of a woman who lives life as a man, until her secret is found out by her redneck friends.
3. "Clueless" (1995) PG-13
How many times have you seen Alicia Silverstone make over her friends and try to play matchmaker? Not enough!
4. "Croupier" (1998) Nr
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- Sharon Knolle
3 items from 2015
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