Leonardo DiCaprio was forced to return an Oscar, but, before you leap to twitter to see old memes reappearing, it wasn’t the one he got for The Revenant. Yes, it turns out Leo was silently mocking us all with his secret Oscar…
In all seriousness, Leo received the Oscar from Malaysian financier Jho Low, who gifted it to him after he bought it in an auction. He has since been accused of committing fraud against an investment fund, and anything he has given to fellow stars will also need to be returned.
The Oscar originally belonged to Marlon Brando for his role in 1954 film On The Waterfront, and according to Screenrant, “DiCaprio has handed over the Oscar as well as other gifts from Low, including a painting by Pablo Picasso and a collage by Jean-Michel Basquiat”.
“Brando’s Oscar disappeared from his Hollywood home and was later bought by Low for $600,000 from a film memorabilia dealer… According to a spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, they have the right to buy the statue back from the government for $1. That is, of course, once the investigation is over”.