My Favorite Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio

A man explains why his favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio.

Self Study

Dictation

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Transcript

So I'm a big movie guy so it's tough for me to pick my favorite actor or actress, but, I would have to probably go with Leonardo Di Caprio.

And I know the guy hasn't won an Oscar yet, which is amazing to me, because every movie I've seen, with the exception of 'Titanic' which was a little cheesy in my opinion, but everything else has been awesome.

I mean the guy, really, he's a good character actor, he really commits himself to whatever movie he's in. (It's) He loses himself in the role.

I think the most recent one was 'Wolf of Wall Street', it's a little more adult oriented, but honestly I think that's one of the best performances he's ever given.

And he's in my favorite movie of all time which is 'Catch Me If You Can', that's a great movie. You should definitely check that one out.

But yeah, I mean he started out really young and he's just, I think he's one of the best actors in Hollywood. He's really under appreciated, you know, everybody says that they, they like Leonardo Di Caprio, that you know, "oh he's soon good in this, he's so good in that" but I don't think the industry has really recognized that, I mean the guy every year gets snubbed out at the awards so, maybe next year.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • Does the man like movies?
  • Why is it difficult for him to choose his favorite actor or actress?
  • What does he think of 'Titanic'?
  • What's his favorite movie?
  • Why does he think Leonardo DiCaprio is under appreciated?

Answers

Yes, he's a big movie guy (he likes watching many movies).

It's tough for him to pick his favorite because he sees so many movies (he's a big movie guy).

He thinks 'Titanic' is a cheesy movie.

His favorite movie is 'Catch me if you can'.

He thinks Leo is under appreciated because he hasn't won an Oscar yet. He gets snubbed (ignored) each year.