Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars win was a dream come true!
During a press interview following his first Academy Award win for his role in The Revenant, the 41-year-old actor gushed that receiving the Best Actor honor was totally "surreal."
Leo accepting his Oscar on Feb. 28. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I grew up in East LA. I was very close to the Hollywood studio system, but I felt detached from it my whole life. And to have had parents that have allowed me to be a part of this industry, to take me on auditions every day after school, and to tell stories like this has been my dream ever since I was four-years-old," Leo told reporters after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, according to Us weekly.
"[The Revenant], to me, was exemplary in the sense that I got to work with a director — all the things we spoke about off camera during the making of this movie transferred their way on screen. This was true storytelling," he continued.
Leo with The Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu on Feb. 28. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Leonardo additionally commented on the overwhelming amount of support he's received from fans regarding his sixth Oscar nomination. "It all feels incredibly surreal, because you can't reach out and physically meet everybody. You hear it on the internet, you hear it from other people, and we always strive for the best in what we do. But this year, in particular, I've been overwhelmed with such support," he said.
"[I've had support from] so many fans and so many people in the industry. It's quite shocking, actually," Leo added. "And what can you say except I'm very grateful, I really am."