If there is one thing for certain, it’s that Leonardo DiCaprio gives one hell of a dramatic performance in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island. Although when looking at some of the photos of DiCapri’s reactiion from the film out of context, it’s hard not to snicker. So, we’ve decided to create a collection of some of our favorite photos highlighting Leo’s most unusual yet hilarious “face performances”
The film’s subject matter is a recipe for schizophrenic behavior and Leonardo DiCaprio gives it to us in spades. Shutter Island is a period piece that focuses on two U.S. marshals who think they’re investigating a legitimate psych institution but discover all these horrific secrets brewing beneath the surface. The film takes place in 1954 during the peak of the Cold War era at a time when paranoia was high, and anyone could be confined or criticized for awkward behavior.
During the film, DiCaprio’s character slowly falls into madness and makes the most unusual faces to show his pain. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great actor but I dare you not find at least one of these photos funny!
What do you think of DiCaprio’s range of emotion in Shutter Island? Does his performance look over the top?