DiCaprio, Inarritu welcomed by screaming fans in Rome

Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro Inarritu met by screaming crowds, while walking the red carpet for the Italian premier of 'The Revenant'. The warm welcome in Rome came the day after the film claimed 12 Oscar nominations, including best picture, best director and best actor. Crowds of fans expressed their excitement to get a closer look at the Hollywood superstar. "We came to see Leonardo DiCaprio in the flesh, let's hope he comes soon because the miss, here, has not yet started her diet." "It's the fifth time Leonardo is nominated for the Oscar. So I would like to give him this fake Oscar…but I think he really deserves it." The veteran actor DiCaprio portrays the frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass in the film, who is chased by a bear, and left for dead in the brutal cold by his hunting team in 1820s. Aimed to reproduce the wounded man's quest for survival as real as possible, the director took his cast and crew to the Canadian Rockies, shooting under brutal weather conditions, using only natural light. Also, the Oscar nominations set up Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his sweep of best picture, director and screenplay for 'Birdman' last year.

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