Leonardo DiCcaprio
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu poses with the awards for Best Director and Best Motion Picture - Drama for "The Revenant" (L) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "The Revenant" during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “The Revenant” is brilliantly positioned for the Oscars. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu has already been named best director (drama) at the 73rd Golden Globes Awards, and the movie has undoubtedly over-performed, a lot because of DiCaprio’s tremendous star power. DiCaprio too won at Golden Globes for his acting. “The Revenant” was the only film to rival the other massive hit “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” grossing AU$54.67 million to “Star Wars’” AU$59.85 at the North American box office.

The “Titanic” star in “The Revenant,” plays Hugh Glass, a 19th-century guide, who sets out for revenge after a brutal bear attack that left for dead following in the disturbed wilderness of the Louisiana Purchase. According to studio executive Chris Aronson of 20th Century Fox, “The Revenant” was an extremely difficult movie to sell and definitely not one of the more commercial ones.

DiCaprio’s reaction, when he first read the movie script and learned he would be mauled by a bear, was quite funny given that he had little idea what he was getting into, reports People.

“You read the screenplay and it's like, 'Hugh Glass fights the bear.’ I was like, 'So what do I do? Do I give him a right hook? How do I fight a bear?,” DiCaprio said after reading about the bear fight scene.

DiCaprio soon realised it wouldn’t be much of a fight but an all-out attack, where he is “just being mauled and it's like a giant cat throwing around a ball of yarn around the forest.” The bear attacks thinking DiCaprio will hurt its babies.

However, when asked how “The Revenant” star pulled off such a gruelling scene, director Iñárritu refused to divulge details saying it would “ruin the experience.”

In another revelation, DiCaprio revealed that he and “The Revenant” cast were mistaken as homeless as the realistic facial hair made them unrecognisable in the Rockies. In fact local tramps even offered them beers quite frequently mistaking them to be homeless, reports News.com.au.

However, apart from movies, DiCaprio is not ready to talk about his personal life, especially fatherhood. The 41-year-old is one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood but apparently he is not ready to settle down yet. He recently ended his romance with his model girlfriend Kelly Rohrbach. DiCaprio’s exes include beauty bombshells such as Gisele Bündchen and Bar Rafaeli.

“Do you mean do I want to bring children into a world like this?” said “The Revenant” star DiCaprio told a Rolling Stone reporter when asked about fatherhood.