Barkley’s kind of … right? The movie was 45 minutes too long, and, indeed, DiCaprio didn’t have a whole lot to say because *** SPOILER ALERT *** he spent more than half the movie on his literal deathbed.
But there’s a lot more to acting than what spouts from the mouth, and DiCaprio — stop if you already know what you’re about to read — put himself through so much physical discomfort to give his character the backbone a screenplay could not. After the turbulent week he’s had, the first Oscar of his career would make DiCaprio feel pretty good:
Whether Leo wins or Michael Fassbender steals the trophy, Barkley’s opinions are always enjoyable, and this clip is further proof that he should probably have his own podcast and/or job as a film critic. Who wouldn’t want that?