Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered by federal investigators to return an Oscar in his possession – though not the one you’re thinking of. Back in 2016, DiCaprio won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant, putting an end to all the jokes and memes about him not getting the golden statue.
Said Oscar is that of Marlon Brando for his role in the 1954 film On the Waterfront. According to The New York Times (via MSN), DiCaprio got the statue as a gift from Malaysian financier Jho Low, who is now being accused of committing fraud against an investment fund. DiCaprio has handed over the Oscar as well as other gifts from Low, including a painting by Pablo Picasso and a collage by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
First of all, shout out to Leonardo DiCaprio out here getting Marlon Brando’s old Academy Awards as gifts. I usually just get pajamas or $10 Visa cards but Leo gets acting awards from the greatest actors ever. Word.
For years we kept complaining that Leo had never won an Oscar but nope, my man had Marlon Brando’s sitting on his mantle this whole time. It’s a damn shame that everyone’s favorite Malaysian financier, Jho Low, couldn’t keep his nose clean.
Thankfully, Leo cut that dead horse and slept inside it so he can win an Oscar even though Michael Fassbender deserved it more playing Steve Jobs. It’s not Fassbender’s fault that he didn’t know he had to crawl across Calgary in the middle of Winter in order to get an award.
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