PKMKII wrote:daftbeaker wrote:What makes him a decent actor? Personally I'd have to rate Brad Pitt as the best of the current young(ish) actors, I didn't recognise him in Snatch until someone told me who that pikey was
Really? I mean, he was entertaining in Inglourious Basterds, but Dicaprio seems to take the craft much more seriously than Pitt. Besides, Johnny Depp is only a year older than Pitt and I'd rank him much higher than Mr. Jolie.
The way I judge an actor is if I identify more with their character than them. For example, Keanu Reeves is always Keanu Reeves, he just happens to play different characters. Brad Pitt on the other hand tends to be Mickey and then later I realise it's Brad Pitt playing Mickey, if that makes any sense. Brad Pitt in Fight Club, Burn After Reading, Snatch, Friends and Ocean's Eleven is different people in each.
Maybe I just haven't seen enough films to judge, I can only think of Titanic with DiCaprio as a definite one I've seen.