Why This Is Leonardo DiCaprio's Year to Win an Oscar

DiCaprio is nominated for his performance in "The Revenant."

The 41-year-old actor received his first nomination nearly two decades ago at age 22 for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." Earlier this year, he picked up his fifth acting nomination and sixth overall (he was nominated as a producer for "The Wolf of Wall Street") for "The Revenant," and the odds are favorable that he will win.

To play an 1820s fur trapper, DiCaprio endured subzero temperatures, sat in makeup for five hours to get 47 different prosthetics, shot an intricate stunt sequence involving a bear attack during a torrential rainstorm, ate raw bison liver and lived with a long, scraggly beard for a year and a half. No other best actor nominee can say that.

In anticipation of tonight's show, here's a look back at DiCaprio's previous Academy Award nominations:

'What’s Eating Gilbert Grape'

'The Aviator'

'The Wolf of Wall Street'