Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s upcoming film “The Revenant” is sure to turn some heads with its gruesome, brutal, and incredible interpretation of the life of legendary explorer Hugh Glass.
According to legend, Glass was mauled by a grizzly bear in 1823 but managed to crawl 200 miles to exact revenge on the men who left him for dead.
Critics and fans alike are saying that this could be DiCaprio’s chance to finally win an Oscar his performance on screen, especially due to the grueling conditions of the shoot.
Here are a few of the extreme things DiCaprio did for this movie, according to an interview with Variety:
- Live with a massive beard for over a year,
- Travel to remote locations for shoots.
- Risk getting hypothermia regularly,
- Work through illness,
- And be covered in ants.
But perhaps the worst stunt (or normal life experience for some midwesterners) was eating a raw bison liver.
The 41-year-old actor was concerned about how authentic a fake liver would look, so he opted to take a bite out of a real one. He explained the deed to Variety:
“The bad part is the membrane around it. It’s like a balloon. When you bite into it, it bursts in your mouth.”
Will this be DiCaprio’s crowning achievement?