Leonardo DiCaprio Forced To Return Oscar Statue. Do not panic: believe it or not, there’s still another one at home. Nobody has fought so hard in his life to get an Oscar award as did Leonardo DiCaprio in 2016. That year, after having even eaten raw liver being a vegetarian to give realism to his character in The reborn, the interpreter gave everything in the race before the gala to convince the academics that this time it was him and only he who deserved to take home the golden statuette.
Of course, he was not alone in that crusade. Social networks also campaigned that year asking for an Oscar for DiCaprio, who had become a meme with legs to be almost the only big star of his generation that could not boast of an award on the shelves of his house. Come on, it’s not that Leo was the best actor of that year, it’s that it was simply a question of solving a historical injustice.
What we did not know was that there was a plan B so that, in case Leo did not win anything that night, he did not leave the gala with empty hands. Apparently, a Malaysian tycoon named Jho Low, who had invested money in the film Iñárritu, gave Leo an original Oscar that he had bought some time ago in an auction for 600,000 dollars. And beware that it was not just anyone, but the one that Marlon Brando won in 1955 for The Law of Silence. As a consolation prize, it’s not bad at all.
The problem is that after all these years, presuming to have two Oscars at home, now justice forces Leo to return one of them. Specifically and luckily for him, the one that gave him that Malaysian financier, who according to The New York Times has been accused of millionaire fraud to an investment fund and are requisitioning all their assets to deal with the debt.
The worst thing in all history is that for several years the Hollywood Film Academy changed the rules to prevent the Oscars from being auctioned by forcing the winners to sign a contract that entitles the academy to buy back the prize for one dollar in case they want to get rid of them. Come on, that little will recover the defrauded removing the prize to DiCaprio.
Another thing is the Picasso painting that Jho Low also gave him and that he also has to give back. But that is another story.
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