Leonardo DiCaprio's Toasts Are Omens Of Destruction
If you don't count wacky comedies involving weddings, you don't see toasts in very many movies. But when you do, there's a 90 percent chance Leo DiCaprio is the one giving it. Every single filmmaker agrees that the man looks good delivering a dramatic speech with booze in his hand.
Here we have the first instance, from Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet. DiCaprio gives the "here's to my love" speech to what he thinks is his dead lover before downing poison.
20th Century Fox"So let's raise a glass of Drano to my dead girlfriend. What? She's not d- ACK!"
Seeing him deliver such a heartfelt speech with poison on hand, James Cameron wanted to see what the kid could do with real liquor. So in Titanic, he has Leo deliver a speech on how the people about to be eaten by the ocean should "make each day count."
Paramount Pictures"To staying warm and strong swimming! Here here!"
And here he is in The Man In The Iron Mask, a movie where they put the highest-paid actor on the planet's head inside a bucket for most of the running time. He's toasting to his mother and his own reign as king.
United ArtistsThese toasts aren't ... working out so great yet.
His next cinematic cup-hoist came in Gangs Of New York, in which he disguises his threat to kill the man who murdered his father as a toast.
Miramax"And here's to the guy who killed my dad! Fuck you, buddy."
Next, in the smash hit everyone surely saw, Revolutionary Road, DiCaprio makes a toast to Kate Winslet being pregnant, right before Michael Shannon manages to shatter the facade and reduce DiCaprio to a screaming, violent wreck. The point is: Nothing good ever happens after a DiCaprio toast.