Howard Hughes vs Leonardo Di Caprio.
Beauty is a relative thing. Placing anyone besides someone ugly, makes them seem, by comparison more beautiful. However, who would be enhanced by standing next to Leonardo Di Caprio...surely, no-one? Not so.
Yesterday, I saw some old footage of Howard Hughes. What immediately struck me was how handsome the man was...he had the sort of handsome quality that even film stars would be jealous of. Yet, he was a businessman. I was rather surprised at that. I thought, at once, then, of how paltry was Leonardo Di Caprio's own appearance by comparison to that of Howard Hughes. I had assumed, on seeing The Aviator, that Leonardo Di Caprio constituted an exaggeration of Howard Hughes' appearance. I had assumed, as is usual with Hollywood, that they had cast someone more beautiful than Howard Hughes had been in real life. I was wrong. Leonardo Di Caprio was poor casting. He simply wasn't good looking enough to do justice to how Howard Hughes had been. That was a real surprise.
So, the next time you watch a Hollywood full don't, as I had always assumed, think that the actors are better looking than the people they portray. Sometimes, not even Hollywood can cast someone good looking enough to match the real thing.
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