One word: NO.Mr DiCarprio, fine thespian that he is, simply isn't blessed with the kind of luminous, almost demi-godlike masculine beauty that Mr Redford exuded in his prime. And 'Gatsby' is a role that very much requires a myth-like dimension.
I find the Leo man a pain to watch and with his last flick Inception, I really just gave up after awhile, it was a yawn inducing performance if you asked me, really.
Dear Anon: Indeed Mr DiCaprio doesn't have that Lord Jim quality - but I think it's probably a tall order for Hollywood to fill at this point in time. Dear FJ: I don't think you are responding to his performance so much as the rather needlessly convoluted, and ultimately rather empty movie. Which makes me sound like a Leo gfan, but there you go.
I hope they don't go and change the Daisy character and make her much more sympathetic and benevolent - and thus betray the book in the process - the way they did for Mia.
Dear Anon: Do you think Baz Luhrman is capable of that much subtlety and finesse? I think it's going to be all broad strokes. I hope I'm wrong of course. They had a good chance with Mia I think, to make her brittle and heartless but with ms mulligan, I'm thinking probably weepy? A bit hysterical? A touch of cute?