Re: DiCaprio - I don't dislike the guy, but I just can't see him as the 'swoooon' that others seem to. He's no Clooney or Pitt. Really like him in The Departed. But the rest of his roles, I get that apocryphal 'Hey's that's DiCaprio playing a part' patina on his performances. Moreso than even Cruise, who occasionally, rarely but occasionally, disappears into a role.
If you become a technician, you just whup 'em on pure technique. /W.Shields