DiCaprio delights fans in Tokyo while warning of presidential developments in the U.S.. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio delighted Japanese fans on Wednesday (March 23) with his first visit to Tokyo in two years. He was visiting to promote the Japanese premiere of his latest film, "The Revenant," for which he was awarded an Oscar for Best Actor. DiCaprio had previously been nominated for Oscars, but his role as a fur trapper left for dead in an icy wilderness became his first Academy Award win. DiCaprio, who is a renowned environmentalist and touched on climate change during his Oscar acceptance speech, warned about the need for a credible approach to climate change within American politics. "We need somebody, certainly, in the most powerful country in the world, who believes in modern science, who believes empirical truths. We should not have a candidate who doesn't believe in modern science to be leading our country. Climate change is one of the most concerning issues facing all of humanity, and the United States need to do its part," he said. Arriving at "The Revenant" premiere at Roppongi Hills in central Tokyo on Wednesday night, DiCaprio was met with screams from excited fans, some of whom had dressed as bears due to the appearance of the animal in the movie. "The Revenant" was nominated for twelve Oscars, and picked up three, including Best Director for Alejandro Iñárritu.