June 03, 2016

Anti-oil hypocrite? DiCaprio’s “The Revenant” used $5M corporate welfare from Albertans

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

I hate corporate welfare. And I hate preachy millionaires. If you're like me, what I’m about to tell you will drive you crazy.

New Freedom of Information documents reveal the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, The Revenant, received a $5 million grant from the Alberta government in 2014. This happened through the Alberta Media Fund administered by Alberta Tourism.

The blockbuster movie that was shot in part in Alberta, took a taxpayer funded grant for 25% of its production costs in Alberta. The Revenant grossed $530 million worldwide and won three Oscars. I don’t think it needed the help of Alberta taxpayers.

What burns more than the corporate welfare is the insult to injury. The Alberta government gave a whopping handout to a production starring such an ungrateful anti-Alberta kook? DiCaprio thought a chinook, the warm winds that blow over the mountains in the winter in Alberta, was climate change. Leo’s Oscar acceptance speech was a small town preacher man tent revival of the Church of Climate Change.

Leonardo DiCaprio has no problem coming to Alberta, enjoying our vast beauty, endless nature and taking our money. That money is generated by our economic activity in oil and gas, both through our taxes and royalties. From the safety of smoggy Hollywood, Leo is accusing us of crimes against the planet. Leo is ok with our subsidy, just not how we earned the money to hand over to him.

I bet Leo never thinks about how hard you have to work for your money when he's on his private jet or yacht.

Photo Credit: The Revenant

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commented 2016-06-04 10:08:47 -0400
How much longer are the people in Alberta going to put up with this Bullshit, its time to stop sitting on are fucking thumbs and get serious about are future (revolution to clean up & separate).
DiCaprio should be Capped & so should who ever authorized a grant to a million dollar production company. Sounds like someone is going to get some kickbacks.
For Fuck Sakes People Wake the fuck up!
commented 2016-06-03 22:45:43 -0400
Don’t get me started Sheila. My blood starts to boil when I hear his name. If he ever steps foot in this country again he should be hounded down. Biggest loser ever spawned. I would say that the Alberta PC’s should be ashamed, but they never had any shame. They just had stupid.
commented 2016-06-03 18:41:44 -0400
Well I am not one to deprive myself of watching a movie because of the bs political views of a dunce actor/actress because DiCaprio gets paid the same amount regardless of how the movie performs. Now if it affected his pocketbook I might.
commented 2016-06-03 17:19:44 -0400
Good test and simple
Gona check out your other stuff later
commented 2016-06-03 17:00:44 -0400
sheila ,i never saw the movie and never will , when i heard him ranting about climate change from a chinook i told myself i will never watch another one of his movies, it is the only way i can protest his ecco nut stupidity
commented 2016-06-03 15:06:47 -0400
This is another reason that NO ONE should listen to Leonard De Caprio or watch any of his movies:

“Prominent Quebec actor, Roy Dupuis, (watch him in “Shake Hands With the Devil”) who turned down a role in The Revenant, is criticizing the Oscar-nominated film for its “disappointing and shocking” depiction of French-Canadian fur traders.

“The only French-Canadian characters in the film, the coureur des bois, are, in my opinion, the most reviled characters in the film,” he told Radio-Canada’s Alain Gravel.

The film is a quasi-historical drama depicting the perilous journey made by 19th-century American fur trapper Hugh Glass. It follows Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, as he seeks revenge against those who left him to die after he was mauled by a bear.

A group of unscrupulous and violent French-Canadian trappers appears several times in the film, framed as raping, murderous villains in the brutal frontier tale.

“I find it disappointing and shocking because it’s really contrary to the reality of the vast majority of French-Canadian fur traders of the time,” said Dupuis. “They were really men who embraced the indigenous culture, who learned their language, who married into the culture and had families.”

This piece of crap American movie is just as false as “Argo” and not worth watching.
commented 2016-06-03 13:23:18 -0400
Can we jut say that Leo is one ignorant isolated elite too out of it to comment on any issue outside the make believe bubble of insular Hollywood culture, and leave it at that.

The Revenant was an awesome flick even if the historical accuracy was as bent as Leo’s optics.
commented 2016-06-03 13:14:28 -0400
Thank you David Heinze, I wish I could meet you some day. And to be sure, even our global warming officianados on this site would be hard pressed if they answered your little quiz honestly. Of course climate change is real, always was, always will be. Man’s influence is minimal though, and like I said on a previous post, man is like a pimple on an elephants ass, somewhat insignificant.

Dump JT and the others
commented 2016-06-03 13:13:31 -0400
Lying Leo has been “Gored,” and it’s too bad that it wasn’t by a real AB bull!
commented 2016-06-03 13:08:33 -0400
Hottest year was 2015 ? ? ?
The DATA got the Hottest in 2015 . . . after NOAA massaged the historical data and guestimated the planets temperature. They actually monitor less than 1/3 of the land mass . . .
This fool DiCaprio though a Chinook was Klimate Change? He ought to stick to the Scripts . . . who ever thought an “Actor” had any smarts?
commented 2016-06-03 12:57:52 -0400
The puke should be banned from Canada for good. Watching that jackass at the Paris climate fiasco, or any time he opens his yap for that matter, should be enough to keep one away from any of his movies. In fact the hot air he spews should be cause for concern among the global warming zealots. I think he has a contest going with Gore to see who can leave the biggest carbon footprint behind them. Yachts,jet setting, mansions etc etc, these types are the embodiment of HYPOCRISY. Was he not in Davos opening his yap as well. If this is the best the global warming cabal has to offer, they are in big trouble. Fk off you elitest Hollywood snob.

DJBT and the rest
commented 2016-06-03 12:55:48 -0400
Carrie Dodds commented 39 mins ago
take several seats Leo & shut up your arrogant asshole! EVERY ALBERTAN SHOULD GET TO SEE THAT MOVIE FOR FREE! Should they choose, personally I wont ever pay again to watch that asshole in anything.

Here you go Carrie – download it for free:

commented 2016-06-03 12:53:33 -0400
Hollywood is fading fast – many movies on torrent sites are being downloaded for free – anyone under the age of 30 doesn’t pay for movies – ever.
commented 2016-06-03 12:45:05 -0400
I don’t even watch reruns with this clown in them, or any of the other actors who are involved in the big hoax!
commented 2016-06-03 12:41:31 -0400
I hope if he ever shows his face in AB, that people throw eggs or tomatoes at the loser. He’s on my list of banned actors/activists!
commented 2016-06-03 12:38:31 -0400
This is what inspired me to create my “Are You a Climate Change Hypocrite?” challenge which can be found here: http://heinzegroup.com/insight.htm#19
Everyone who believes that drastic change is necessary should take my challenge. If they cannot meet this relatively easy to meet challenge then they are………what was that word again? Oh yea, Hypocrites.
commented 2016-06-03 12:15:41 -0400
take several seats Leo & shut up your arrogant asshole! EVERY ALBERTAN SHOULD GET TO SEE THAT MOVIE FOR FREE! Should they choose, personally I wont ever pay again to watch that asshole in anything.