Wednesday, March 2, 2016

8 fun facts about The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his Oscar.

Leo's been but the butt of Oscar jokes for awhile now, and I think the Internet cared more about him not winning than Leo did himself. And he finally broke through with a win for The Revenant.

Whether you've seen the movie or not, you might find these 8 facts about The Revenant pretty cool:

  1. The film was shot strictly using natural light. Aside from the sun, light from fire was only used.
  2. The film was shot chronologically over nine months. This long production time was due to the cold weather, the remoteness of locations, and only shooting with natural light.
  3. Due to production being behind schedule, the snow melted in Canada before filming was completed. Production relocated to southern Argentina to finish.
  4. Actors were taught how to shoot muskets and throw axes, but DiCaprio had already been trained to throw an axe more than a decade ago for Gangs of New York.
  5. DiCaprio, a vegetarian, was given a fake liver to bite where he's eating a dead buffalo in a scene, but he requested the real thing instead and tried a cow's liver.
  6. DiCaprio was initially offered to star in Steve Jobs but agreed to sign on with The Revenant instead.
  7. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu became the first director in 56 years to win consecutive Best Director Oscars (he won for Birdman in 2015 and The Revenant in 2016).
  8. Iñárritu watched footage of real bear attacks and used a combination of CGI and real elements to choreograph the bear attack scene.
Watch the official trailer for The Revenant:

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