Updated: 28 January 2014 10:45 | By Marshall Julius
Oscars 2014: Why Leonardo DiCaprio deserves to win

The Basketball Diaries (1995)



Why Leonardo DiCaprio deserves to win an Oscar this year (© Rex)
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Based on the turbulent, teenage memoirs of poet and punk musician Jim Carroll, a troubled lad who was addicted to heroin at the age of 13, although The Basketball Diaries met a mixed critical reception, the one point everyone agreed on was that DiCaprio’s performance was utterly electric. To date it remains one of his most challenging roles.

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