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By Martin Scorsese
Peter Youngblood Hills / JGB
In the early '90s, my friend Bob De Niro made a picture called This Boy's Life. He told me, "I worked with this kid. He's really good. You've got to work with him someday." The "kid" was Leonardo DiCaprio.
Then I saw What's Eating Gilbert Grape. One of the hardest things for actors to do is play someone who's mentally challenged. Very often, no matter how good they are, you can see the machinery at work. With Leo, in this performance, I didn't see the machinery. He wasn't playing the role. He had allowed the character to become a person and then to inhabit him.
I was impressed. Then when I saw him in The Basketball Diaries as Jim Carroll, in Total Eclipse as Rimbaud, as Romeo for Baz Luhrmann, as the young hero of Titanic, I realized that range wasn't an issue.
He was the actor among a generation of gifted young actors. Once he became a superstar, he had a choice. It would have been so easy for him: he could have made a comfortable home for himself in commercially viable, action-thriller roles. But he chose to go down a different, more adventurous path.
We worked together for the first time on Gangs of New York, and that was when I first witnessed his commitment to his chosen craft—a commitment that is fierce and total. Unlike many other actors, Leo will keep pushing until he breaks through to an emotional and psychological truth, no matter how ugly or childish or inexplicable.
He holds the screen, like a great silent actor. With his face, his eyes. He knows how to use them and how to use his body; he has an innate sense of how much to give and how much to hold back. I look at him, and I know he's a true actor. The camera knows it. And most important, the audience knows it.
Leo, 32, is, at heart, fiercely private. He's also responsible, in the sense that he takes his citizenship—of the world—very seriously, as seriously as he does his acting. He has used his celebrity very carefully in an effort to raise awareness, particularly among younger generations, of the environmental perils facing our planet. And like all serious artists, Leo is a passionate student. He never stops studying and learning.
The "kid" has grown up to be a man I'm proud to know and whom I feel lucky to count as a collaborator. We've made three pictures now. I can't wait until we work together again.
Oscar winner Scorsese has directed more than 25 films
在二十世纪九十年代早期，我的朋友 Bob De Niro拍摄了一部名为This Boy's Life的电影。 他告诉我：”我和这个孩子合作，他真是很棒。你有一天会和他合作的“ 这个“孩子”就是莱昂纳多·迪卡普里奥。
后来，我看了What's Eating Gilbert Grape。一件对演员们能最困难的事情就是要扮演某个精神上有障碍的人。通常，不论他们有多么优秀，你都能看到“在表演的机械”。可在里欧身上，这出表演中，我没有到这样的”表演机械“。 他不是在表演这个角色。他是跟随角色，成为了一个人，然后”住在了他“的身上。
这给我印象很深。后来，当我看见他在 The Basketball Diaries中扮演 Jim Carroll， 在Total Eclipse中扮演Rimbaud, ，在Baz Luhrmann中扮演罗密欧，在泰坦尼克中扮演年轻的英雄。 我意识到表演范围
他是一代有天赋的年轻演员中的一位。 一旦他成为了超级明星，对他来说，本有一个相当安逸的选择： 他本就可以为自己安置一个舒适的”家"， 在商业运作可行的，动作。但是，他的选择是沿着一条不同的，更
我俩的首次合作是在“纽约黑帮”中， 而那是我第一次看到了他对自己选择技艺上的敬业---那是一种热烈的，全身心的敬业。 和许多其它的演员不同，Leo总是会去不断向前推进，直到突破到了一个感情上的，心灵上的真理---无论那是多么的丑恶、幼稚、让人令人费解。
今年32岁的Leo, 在内心里，是一个很注重自己隐私不张扬的人。 他还是一个有责任心的人。 在某个意义上，他将他的国际--世界---非常严肃，就象在进行表演一样严肃。 他谨慎小心地用自己的名望，来帮助人们，尤其是在年轻几代人身上， 提高对面临着我们星球的环境危险的意识。正如所有严肃艺术家一样， Leo 是一位充满热情的学生。 他从不停止修养和学习。
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