Look at Leonardo DiCaprio Going Bald and Getting Pudgy—Will It Win Him an Oscar?

J. Edgar seems to have everything Leo needs to lock in an Academy Award nom

By Ted Casablanca Oct 27, 2011 8:15 PMTags
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Look here! Team Truth found a time machine and snapped a pic of what Leonardo DiCaprio will look like when he finally wins that damn Oscar.

Just kidding. But that old man you see getting all misty eyed in the photo is indeed the model-datin', People's sexiest man contender Leo. So what's with the wrinkly skin and gray ‘do? It's for his latest flick J. Edgar, of course.

And it seems like Leo is doing almost everything right to nab that Academy Award honor...

This sneak peek of the flick just reeks of Oscar hopes.

See, Leo's been nominated a few times—for critically acclaimed fair like Blood Diamond, The Aviator and What's Eating Gilbert Grape—but he hasn't take home the little gold statue...yet. Some peeps blame Oscar voting haters; we're blaming Leo.

Sure, the Academy loves when beautiful actors mess with their centerfold good looks—just ask Nicole Kidman, who's fake shnoz took home a trophy for The Hours, or Charlize Theron, who uglied up and won for Monster—but we think another element cold have really sealed the deal.

We're sure you already know what we're going to say: It's time for Leo to go gay and be friggin' proud of it!

Oscar voters definitely have a fetish for actors getting their dude-on-dude on. And have rewarded actors like Sean Penn and Philip Seymour Hoffman handsomely.

Unfortunately it seems that Leo (and director Clint Eastwood) want the fact that J. Edgar Hoover was très homolicious to be the last thing audiences think about—despite the fact that the film calls for it!

Unless J. Edgar develops a royal speech impediment, learns to play piano despite his blindness or becomes the dictator of Uganda, well, we say the special effects makeup helps, but it'll be the gayness that really seals the Oscar deal for Leo.