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Old August 30 2010, 08:14 AM   #520
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Re: Inception (Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio) Grading & Discuss

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Well, he was. In a summer full of remakes, sequels and adaptations, Inception was a risk because it was based on a solely original concept.
lol, So, accepting a role in a movie that's not a remake/sequel/adaptation is now an amazing act of courage? Where's the thread for admiring the bravery of Angelina Jolie for appearing in Salt?

So DiCaprio definitely took a risk, but the gamble paid off. He invested in the right man.
Seriously, what's the worst that could have happened to DiCaprio? The guy was getting $20 mil paydays in the wake of Titanic, so I'm pretty sure he's set for life. And one poorly received movie is not going to kill his career. And he got to vacation in Paris and Japan on the studio's dime. In general, "taking a risk" implies that a person stands to actually lose something if things go badly.
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