So it’s finally happened: Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his much-deserved Oscar. The acclaimed actor had been chasing the elusive award for more than 20 years, casting amazing performance after amazing performance. It was finally thanks to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” that the Los Angeles native was able to nab the prestigious prize.
While most other winners that night were given a curt acceptance speech time, the revered actor was bestowed with special treatment, speaking for nearly three minutes on global warming, an important humanitarian cause that he had been supporting for the better part of a decade. But many thought he would hog the mike for as long as he could, which is the alternate reality proposed by the people over at Record Fun.
In the re-edit above, the actor accepts his award with a big smile, before launching into a speech you might remember from “The Wolf of Wall Street” — because given how long it took him to get there, DiCaprio doesn’t seem to want to leave the stage.