I don’t think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of

Leonardo DiCaprio (November 11, 1974)

I read in an old interview yesterday that Daniel, during the production of Gangs of New York, kept up his aggression enough that he got into altercations with random people in Italy, where it was filmed. He brushed it off as some scuffles (I forgot the word he used) in some parking lots. Could you imagine? He’s not a small guy. I imagine it must have been like taking on a tree. What Italian dude was like, “Yep. Imma fight this angry English guy with the epic ‘stache!”? I kind of love Bill the Butcher in a similar but much more disturbing way to Hawkeye. Don’t judge me.

Had a meeting with my pal Cory Casoni at Toonhound today and got the production specs on the GANGS OF OLD NEW YORK gaming figure set that I’ve been fiddling with for a year or so, so now I can get rolling into engineering/designing the terrain pieces.  Trying to make it period-specific for rough-and-tumble mid-19th century brawler slums while still making it usable for old west, Victorian, Dickensian gaming, too.  It’s gonna be neat!