Leonardo DiCaprio Ate Bison Liver And Endured -40 Degree Temperatures While Filming ‘The Revenant’

Now this has got to get him an Oscar! Leonardo DiCaprio talks with Variety about the intense efforts to maintain authenticity during the making of the upcoming film “The Revenant”;.

Describing eating bison meat DiCaprio, 41, says: “The bad part is the membrane around it. It’s like a balloon. When you bite into it, it bursts in your mouth.”;

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The Titanic actor says the guidance of director Alejandro G. Inarritu, suffering such brutal conditions while shooting the film is what makes the gritty thriller a better movie.

“There’s been a lot said about the movie and the difficulties making it, and how meticulous Alejandro is with his vision. But to me, that’s the s*** that should be praised,”; DiCaprio adds. “I don’t want to work with somebody who isn’t thinking of every possible aspect of what’s up on the screen. I think there’s a hunger for audiences to see something completely extreme and difficult.”;

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Such conditions were a seven-month shoot in Alberta with minus 40-degree temperatures, long hours in hair and makeup to make wounds looks as real as possible and a challenging stunt scene involving a bloody bear attack.

“I got the flu quite a few times,”; DiCaprio adds.

Check out the full trailer for “The Revenant”; below. The film hits theatres December 25.

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