The Great Gatsby Returns
My wife says I have a man crush on Leonardo Dicaprio. It’s not true. I just think he’s a really good actor. Ever since The Departed, I’ve been a big fan of any movie he’s in.
So if you put one of my favorite actors in the primary role of a movie about one of my favorite novels, then you can imagine how pumped I would be. With that in mind, the newest version of The Great Gatsby is scheduled to come out on Christmas Day of this year.
It will star Dicaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy, and Toby Maguire as Nick Carraway. I don’t recall going to see many movies at the theater on Christmas Day. But I just might go see this one. Worst case scenario: I wait until the 26th.
Seriously, I’ve read The Great Gatsby about five times, and it gets better every time. I still haven’t read the novel as part of this list—saving that for the future. But I know it is going to give To Kill A Mockingbird a run for that top spot in my meaningless and totally worthless rankings.
I thought the first Gatsby flick with Robert Redford was excellent. I remember watching it for the first time in my 9th grade English class.
But I think Dicaprio can top Redford’s performance. What say you?
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