The Revenant (2016)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 36 mins

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A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1823 fights for survival after being brutal attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter

Crew: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Director), Emmanuel Lubezki (Director of Photography), Carsten Nicolai (Music Director), Graeme Revell (Music Director)

Rating: A (India), M18 (Singapore)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Western

Release Dates: 26 Feb 2016 (India), 28 Jan 2016 (Malaysia), 04 Feb 2016 (Singapore), 07 Jan 2016 (UAE)

Tagline: Blood lost. Life found.

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Did you know? Not only does this film mark the reunion of three actors from Inception (2010), Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Lukas Haas, but also their return to the same location as Inception; Fortress Mountain in Alberta, Canada. It was used in the ski-doo chase sequence and mountain fortress scenes in Inception, and for many of the shots towards the later half of this film, including much of Glass and Fitzgerald's cat-and-mouse chase Read More
A emotional drama that is not for the fainthearted
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The eerie silence, the frozen petals, molten glaciers, the background score, the goriness, the frosty landscape (last 20 min), the protagonist & antagonist they keep chiming in my mind. Its about 60 minutes since the movie got over but such is the effect of the movie. Story telling at it's best. This movie has taken three things to a whole new level 1) Visual imagery - Such a visual treat and as I had mentioned earlier those various facets still linger in your thoughts. 2) Goriness - Bison liver for dinner , Make shift sleep bag out of the carcass of a dead horse, getting mauled by a bear,lots & lots of blood, what not! This movie is not for the faint hearted. If you have watched GOT you can manage tongue emoticon 3) Story telling - Right from the onset to the end the screenplay is just picture perfect. The characters of the Protagonist & Antagonist has been chiselled to perfection. The pace of the movie though slow doesn't bore you and builds up to a very powerful climax. Iy reminded me a lot of Devar magan climax.They say the best is served for the last and here it goes Leonardo you beauty what a performance. Though you haven't gotten your hands on the Oscar yet you are on course to hit the jackpot this time around. He manages to display a plethora of emotions which leaves us spellbound. This time the Oscar will be humbled if it manages to reach you. Fitzgerald does a equally good job.To sum it up I reiterate this movie is not for the faint heated, others its a must watch. A celebration of ace story telling and I was glad I was among the 100 who managed to give it a standing ovation at the end. 10/10 smile emoticon smile emoticon

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as Andrew Henry
as Hugh Glass
as John Fitzgerald
as Jim Bridger
as Trapper
as American Soldier
as Trapper #1
as Pregnant Pawnee Woman
as Arikara Chief
as Arikara Warrior #2
as Johnnie
as Fryman
as Drunk Trapper
as French Trapper
as Arikara Elder
as Drunk Trapper
as Arikara Healer
as Arikara Warrior #4
as Coulter
as Arikara Warrior #5
as French Trapper
as Trapper #6
as Arikara Warrior #1
as French Interpreter
as Hugh Glass' Wife
as Doctor
as Boy Hawk
as Arikara Crying Woman #1
as Nightmare Character
as French Fur Trapper
as Native American Voices
as Trapper #3
as Fort Butcher
as Stubby Bill
as Trapper #5
as Trapper
as Murphy
Supporting Actor
as Pawnee Prostitute
as Trapper
as Beckett
as Trapper Violin Player #1
as Southern Trapper
as Anderson
as Arikara Warrior #3
as Sam the Shirtless Trapper
as Southern Trapper
as American Soldier
as Dave Chapman
as Southern Trapper
as Trapper Violin Player #2
as Johnnie
as French Trapper
as French Trapper
as French Trapper
as Scott OlynekBilly Brother Trapper
as Young Trapper
as Gordon
as Weston
as Arikara Crying Woman #2
as French Trapper

Writers

Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Digital Imaging Technician
Key Grip
Electrician
Gaffer

Sound

Sound Designer
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Boom Operator

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Costume Assistant

Location

Location Manager
Location Scout

Post Production

Colorist
Post Production Supervisor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRI ALEXA XT, Red Epic Dragon
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Blood lost. Life found.
Inspired by true events
Goofs:
Factual Mistake
After the initial mauling, Glass attempts to retrieve his flintlock rifle from the the ground to get a shot at the bear. You can see that the frizzen is open. Any powder that was in the pan would have spilled unto the ground thus making the gun inoperable. Nevertheless, he manages to get a shot off

Miscellaneous
When Glass gets back on his horse after finding Fitzgerald's tracks he clearly kicks the other horse behind in the head

Miscellaneous
When the Indians attack after he has freed the Indian girl from the French, he fires one shot when he is on the ground and another when he mounts and rides away. He does not reload in between and the pistol he is using is a single shot

Revealing Mistakes
A fierce storm rises just before the Indian tucks Glass in a makeshift tent to heal. No branch of the trees in that patch of wood ever moves

Miscellaneous
During one of the earlier Indian raids, at least two of the Indians coming in from the left side of the frame appear to have sunglasses on

Factual Mistake
In reality Fitzgerald and Bridger helped Glass in killing the bear although later abandoning him. Glass never killed Fitzgerald who had enlisted in the army. Glass was later killed by Arikara Indians in an attack in 1833 at Yellowstone River

Revealing Mistakes
When it is clear that DiCaprio is floating down the rapids, and not a stunt double, the background reveals that these shots were done at another time of year. There is no snow and the forests in the far background are bright green. The one scene showing him in the river in the winter is as he's climbing out

Factual Mistake
The ruined church shown in the dream sequence as constructed is clearly an Orthodox church based on the architectural style of what remains of the building, primarily the nave and iconostasis. The wall in front of the nave is covered with icons on both sides. However, behind this wall in the center is a crucifixion painting rendered in the style of early Renaissance. Such a "modern" painting would never be included with the rest of the icons which usually display the Prophets, Apostles, or Christ Enthroned in Byzantium style

Miscellaneous
In the final scene when Glass is tracking Fitzgerald through a pine woods, the trees are in nice neat lines. It's obviously shot in managed woodland and not the wilderness. The idea of conservation and managing woodland in the US isn't something that was kick-started until the late 1800's early 1900's

Miscellaneous
If I am not mistaken, Fitzgerald uses a term "Texas ranger" in one of his monologues. The very first time this term has been used was in 1823 by Austin, according to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame website, and at the time Austin called for "ten men...to act as rangers for the common defense...". Since Fitzgerald obviously spent a number of years in the West, it is extremely unlikely that he would have even heard of "Texas rangers". The website also states that the term first time was used in a piece of legislation in 1874

Factual Mistake
It's winter time and Hugh Glass spends a lot of time in and out of very cold water. At one point, he takes an extended trip down stream with most of his body under water (at times, he is completely submerged). While he might have survived a bear mauling, very unlikely that Glass could have survived hypothermia emerging from cold water to freezing or near freezing temperatures

Factual Mistake
At the start when Leonardo D C (Glass) finishes urinating, he clearly zips up his trousers. Zips were not invented for another 50 years. 1820s compared to 1870s

Continuity
Whilst is possible that his journey in the river could have taken him to a different area with snow, it's unlikely that the river would also become full of floating ice in such a short time

Continuity
When Glass escapes the Indians by floating down the river, the river is first clear of ice and running through a snow free area. Soon after, when Glass climbs out, the river is full of broken ice and running through snow covered terrain

Continuity
Glass wakes up in the early morning when the Arikara Indians try to ambush him. He shoots one Indian then he takes his shoulder-bag over his neck and starts running towards his horse. He runs in front of a tree (scene cut here!), falls off and you can see that when he stands up he does not wear his shoulder-bag any more while jumping on his horse. In the next scene he is wearing his shoulder-bag again while riding on his horse

Factual Mistake
Glass is attacked by a grizzly bear with her two cubs. But the film is set at a time of year when a grizzly bear (especially a mother bear with cubs) would be in hibernation: early- to mid-winter. We know this is the time of year because of the weather, and the drinking scene midway through the film, when Captain Henry says to Fitzgerald, "Happy New Year

Factual Mistake
Two times in the movie Glass shoot 2 times without reloading his single shot flintlock "Kentucky" pistol, first time in the "Voyageur" Indian girl rape scene and the second time when he wakes up and is escaping the Arikara jumping off the hill on horse back scene. Another point the flintlocks firing system of the guns hate humidity and wind to work well, none of the shootings all along the movie failed and that is fairly inconceivable in reality

Revealing Mistakes
When it is clear that DiCaprio is floating down the rapids, and not a stunt double, the background reveals that these shots were done at another time of year. There is no snow and the forests in the far background are bright green

Revealing Mistakes
When Leonardo's character traps and captures a fish, He raises the fish to his mouth to take a bite out of it. You can see that the fish has been gutted

Miscellaneous
Throughout the movie you will hear Green frogs and Pickerel frogs vocalizing in the background. Both of these species range in the eastern United States/southeast Canada and therefore would never be heard in the North American Rockies. Not to mention, frogs are not active and do not call in winter

Factual Mistake
Based on how the bear attacked Glass, his spine would have been broken in a number of places and he would have been paralyzed

Factual Mistake
Glass suffered very deep lacerations and broken bones. The cuts became badly infected and his bones weren't set, so they didn't heal. He very likely would have developed sepsis and died within a couple of weeks at the most

Factual Mistake
Although Glass had no knife, his mustache (and only his) remains perfectly trimmed throughout his ordeal

Factual Mistake
The story supposedly takes place in South Dakota. There is a scene showing the moon directly overhead among some tall trees. This is not possible at the latitude of SD, the moon does not go that far north.

Factual Mistake
The ruined church shown in the dream sequence as constructed is clearly an Orthodox church based on the architectural style of what remains of the building, primarily the nave and iconostasis. Behind a wall in the center is a crucifixion painting rendered in the style of early Renaissance. Such a "modern" painting would never be included with the rest of the icons which usually display the Prophets, Apostles, or Christ Enthroned in Byzantium style

Factual Mistake
Several times during the movie characters have the frizzen which makes the spark in a flintlock open. The gun will not fire in this condition

Factual Mistake
At the start when Leonardo D C (Glass) finishes urinating, he clearly zips up his trousers, zips were not invented for another 50 years. 1820s compared to 1870s

Factual Mistake
The real-life Hugh Glass was mauled by a mother bear around May, 1823 - a time of year when bears are far less likely to be in hibernation

Factual Mistake
It's winter time and Hugh Glass spends a lot of time in and out of very cold water, While he might have survived a bear mauling, its very unlikely that Glass could have survived hypothermia emerging from cold water to freezing or near freezing temperatures

Factual Mistake
As the Native American starts to leave the bison carcass, you see he has left his arrows in the wolves. He would never do that. It's so labor intensive to make arrows, arrowheads, and fletchings, that he would pick them out of the carcasses and reuse them

Errors in Geography
When Bridger and Fitzgerald are exploring the village when a massacre occurred, you can see wild boars. Wild boars are native to Eurasia and northern Africa. Although pigs were brought to the American continent, the introduction of wild boars in America occurred in New Hampshire in 1890

Crew/Equipment Visible
You can see a 'chopper' making waves on the river water when Leonardo escapes from the Indians by diving into the river

Continuity
When Glass crawls out of his "grave", Bridger's canteen falls off his chest. The next morning, he has it around his neck

Continuity
In the dead horse scene, the innards are placed by the back end of horse. In another angle, they are by the head

Continuity
When Glass is shown in his grave, he has dirt covering his face and inside his mouth. But when he emerges seconds later, his formerly filthy teeth are sparkling clean

Continuity
When Fitzgerald and Bridger return to camp and are being paid for staying behind with Hugh Glass, the captain offers Bridger an amount of money for his efforts even though he gave his original share to Fitzgerald. In this scene, Captain Henry is shown placing the money on the table in front of Bridger. Bridger then gets up and storms out without taking the money he was offered. The money is clearly shown left on the table when he leaves, but in the next cut back to that part of the table the money is no longer there

Continuity
At the beginning of the movie, Huge Glass broke his ankle, but it healed over the course of the movie. At one point, his ankle was even twisted backwards. A normal healing would take months

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Hikuc speaks to Glass about also losing his family, his vocals do not match his lip movement, and appears to be dubbed
Trivia:
When Glass (Dicaprio) battles with the bear he initially injures it with a gunshot wound to its left side until finally defeating it with multiple stab wounds. This is mirrored in the final showdown with Fitzgerald (Hardy) in which Glass shoots him in his left shoulder but ultimately defeats him with a knife.

The bear mauling scene was filmed with Leonardo DiCaprio being tugged side to side with cables

The climatic fight between Glass and Fitzgerald was filmed in the southern tip of Argentina. Production had to be moved to the southern hemisphere where there was snow in July

In the movie, Hugh Glass is portrayed as being hostile to the French fur traders. However, in the novel, Glass is in fact assisted by the French in his travels to Fort Kiowa - the majority being slaughtered by the Arikara

While the movie ends ambiguously as to Glass's fate, in reality he lived another ten years and died in an Arikara attack along the Yellowstone River

The story goes that Hugh Glass did indeed hunt down the two men who left him for dead. However, he didn't kill either one of them, for very different reasons. He forgave Jim Bridger in person (who later became a hugely accomplished trapper in his own right) because of Bridger's youth and the fact that Fitzgerald had lied about how Glass was left for dead (this is reflected in the movie when Glass firmly tells the Captain that Bridger is not responsible for what happened to him). He only forgave Fitzgerald because A) the punishment for killing an active duty Union soldier, which Fitzgerald still was when Glass confronted him, was death by hanging and B) he demanded and received his rifle back from Fitzgerald. At that point, Glass refused to speak to or acknowledge Fitzgerald and simply left the area immediately

Although Glass's fate is ambiguous in the end, a popular theory holds that he lives; as shown by the sound of his breathing during the credits. Several times throughout the movie, members of the Glass family say that "If you can grab breath, you can keep fighting

Glass didn't just get better after the grizzly attack, while tracking down Fitzgerald and Bridger to seek his revenge. He made his way, sometimes crawling, to the expedition's original jumping-off point, near what's now Chamberlain, South Dakota, far to the east of the attack site. He recovered over a period of months and only then started back west, searching for the two men who had left him

Not only does this film mark the reunion of three actors from Inception (2010), Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Lukas Haas, but also their return to the same location as Inception; Fortress Mountain in Alberta, Canada. It was used in the ski-doo chase sequence and mountain fortress scenes in Inception, and for many of the shots towards the later half of this film, including much of Glass and Fitzgerald's cat-and-mouse chase

Initial drafts were originally written that Hawk was already dead prior to the story and that the main source of Hugh Glass' revenge over Fitzgerald was not only abandoning him, but also taking the rifle. The rifle itself had a carving on it that reminded Glass of his son and in that sense, as the writer put it, "It was almost a kidnapping story at that point." On top of that, instead of being scalped by the tribe at the end of the film, Fitzgerald drowns after Glass reclaims his weapon from him

The plot is inspired by true events but often barely follows them. Hugh Glass was attacked by a grizzly in August 1823 in an area now in north-northeast South Dakota, near the present town of Shadehill. There's even a Hugh Glass Recreation Area there. The area is slightly hilly, Great Plains prairie. That region is 2000-2500 feet above sea level, and the average temperatures in August are around 55-90 degrees. The closest place with anything resembling a mountain is an overland direct-line trek of 130-150 miles. That's the Black Hills. August temperatures there are 55-85 degrees and at 7000-8000 feet the Black Hills are nothing like the mountains in the movie. The nearest mountains remotely like the movie's are the Bighorns in Wyoming, which are almost 300 miles away and still have August temperatures in the 55-85 degree range. At the time Glass was attacked, there wasn't any snow, no one was close to freezing, and no one was anywhere near terrain like that in the film

Leonardo DiCaprio's third film in 5 years (after Inception and Shutter Island, both 2010 releases) that feature his character having visions of his deceased wife. In this film, Hugh Glass has visions of his Native American wife.

Alejandro González Iñárritu originally planned to make this film earlier, but when production was delayed because Leonardo DiCaprio was busy starring in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), he made Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).

The very hectic shooting schedule forced Tom Hardy to leave Suicide Squad (2016). Hardy revealed to Collider that the film "...has turned into a much bigger beast than we thought, but that also looks exceptional.

In July 2015, it was reported that the film's budget had ballooned from the original $60 million to $95 million, and by the time production wrapped it had reached $135 million.

Leonardo DiCaprio's fake scars took five hours to apply.

Leonardo DiCaprio said, in tribute to the filmmakers, that in spite of the extreme suffering his character goes through in the film, and the physical difficulties in making the picture on location, he was never injured for real during the shoot.

Alejandro González Iñárritu claimed that tests were done in pre-production with the possibility of shooting on 35mm and 65mm film stock, which he wanted to use. Inarritu claimed that the decision to shoot on digital was made because digital allowed an hour longer of exposure per day during twilight.

Sean Penn was the first choice for the role of John Fitzgerald and was actually cast in the role, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. The role was then filled in by Tom Hardy.

Tom Hardy watched Tom Berenger in Platoon (1986) for inspiration.

The film was shot in twelve different locations and three different countries: Canada, the United States, and Argentina. Specifically, Canadian filming took place in British Columbia and Alberta including Squamish, Fortress mountain, Calgary, Alberta, and at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia. While the initial plan was to film entirely in Canada, the weather ended up being too warm, leading the filmmakers to locations at the tip of Argentina with snow on the ground, to shoot the film's ending.

In 2010, Christian Bale was attached to play Hugh Glass with John Hillcoat directing.

The sign hanging from the hanged Pawnee's body reads: "On est tous des sauvages" which means "We are all savages." Author Stephen Brumwell, in his book, "White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery And Vengeance in Colonial America," writes (p. 6) that the phrase "Nous sommes tout Sauvages" ["We are all savages"] was graffito carved into a tree by a Canadian fur trader in the Illinois frontier during the 1680s.

The legend that DiCaprio slept in the gutted cascass of an actual horse during the shoot turns out to have been an urban myth. Producer Steve Golin clarified this during a producers' roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter conducted by editors Stephen Galloway and Matt Belloni. In actuality, the sequence took about 2 hours to film with Leo inhabiting a prosthetic carcass.

The first completed and released feature film shot with the new 6.5k ARRI Alexa 65 camera.

Arthur Redcloud (Hikuc) had never appeared in a film before this. He was actually a truck driver from Texas, making a living by transporting oil.

This film reunites Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Lukas Haas. They previously appeared together in Inception

Some of the filming occurred near Calgary, where unpredictable chinook winds have produced spring-like conditions in the dead of winter for as long as weather has been recorded. Evidently unaware of these chinooks, Leonardo DiCaprio attributed a sudden thaw to the unprecedented effects of global warming, much to the amusement of locals and Canadian media

Alejandro González Iñárritu defended himself against reports that the production spun out of control, claiming that it was understood from the beginning that the project would be expensive, and that most of the over-budget costs came from schedule delays due to weather

The 1971 film, "Man In The Wilderness," starring Richard Harris as the man mauled and left for dead, and John Huston as Captain Henry, is based on the same story

The Revenant (2015) marks the return of composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to Western cinema. He is best known for his Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winning musical score for Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). Sakamoto's last effort in a Hollywood production was Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes (1998).

This film adds another name to the list of Oscar-winning directors (Alejandro González Iñárritu) that Leonardo DiCaprio has worked with. The others are: Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Danny Boyle, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Sam Mendes and Woody Allen. He has also worked with Quentin Tarantino, who has won two Academy Awards for screenwriting

Kristoffer Joner, portraying Murphy in The Revenant, is barely shown throughout the movie and has no dialogue. Yet he is one of the biggest grossing stars in Norwegian cinema, most often playing leading roles

Alejandro González Iñárritu had stated that he originally wanted to shoot the film chronologically, a process that would have added $7 million to the film's production budget. Iñarritu later confirmed that the film was shot in-sequence, despite Tom Hardy's statement that the film could not be shot chronologically, due to weather conditions

Development of The Revenant (2015) began in August 2001, with producer Akiva Goldsman acquiring the rights to Michael Punke's unpublished manuscript. Dave Rabe has written the film's script

The trailer crossed over 7 million views less than 36 hours after its release on July 17, 2015

Alejandro González Iñárritu's longest film, at 2 hours and 36 minutes

The development stalled until 2010, when Mark L. Smith wrote a new adaptation of the novel for Steve Golin's Anonymous Content. In May 2010, Smith revealed that John Hillcoat was attached to direct the film and that Christian Bale was in negotiations to star. Hillcoat left the project in October 2010. Jean-François Richet was considered to replace him, but Alejandro González Iñárritu signed on to direct in August 2011

This film marks the third time that Jacob Tomuri has worked as Tom Hardy's stunt double. The previous films were Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Legend (2015).

Though darker in tone, "The Revenant" took many cues in approach and is heavily influenced stylistically and visually by two previous works from director Terrence Malick, "The Thin Red Line" (1998), and "The New World" (2005). Also, "The New World" and "The Revenant" share the same cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki

Tom Hardy was originally cast as Rick Flag in the Suicide Squad Movie but he dropped out to do The Revenant

Joshua Burge, who plays "Stubby Bill," had never acted in film prior to 2010. His collaborations with director Joel Potrykus were reportedly seen by one of the casting directors, and he was asked to film an audition tape for the film. Shortly after, he was flown to Canada for the duration of the shoot

Marks Leonardo DiCaprio's feature film role with the fewest words of dialog

Chan-wook Park was interested in directing an adaption of the novel, and he wanted Samuel L. Jackson to star

In the script that was included in the 2007 Black List, Hugh Glass was black. The real Hugh Glass was white

In the movie, Fitzgerald references the Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers didn't start until the next decade of the time frame of this movie

Reunites actors Paul Anderson and Tom Hardy, who both starred in the British television series and the movie Legend (2015)Peaky Blinders (2013).

Worldview Entertainment was originally set to fund the film, but backed out in July 2014 due to the departure of CEO, Christopher Woodrow. New Regency approached 20th Century Fox for additional funding, but the company declined, citing the pay-or-play contracts made for both Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy

Highest 12 oscar nominations for year 2015

Jean-François Richet was considered to direct.

Leonardo DiCaprio chose to devour a raw slab of bison's liver, even though he is vegetarian. He also had to learn to shoot a musket, build a fire, speak two Native American languages (Pawnee and Arikara), and study with a doctor who specializes in ancient healing techniques. DiCaprio calls it the hardest performance of his career.

Shot only with natural light, but there is one exception according to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki: A campfire sequence at night where the wind was causing the fire to pulse in a distracting way. "We had to lay a bunch of light bulbs around the fire to create a cushion of light," Lubezki admits. "That's all the light we used." [16 Dec. 2015, Variety]

Shot chronologically on an 80-day schedule that took place over a total principal photography time period of nine months. This unusually long production time was due to the cold weather conditions, the remoteness of the locations and director Alejandro González Iñárritu's and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki's aesthetic plan to shoot only with natural light for maximum realism. Only a few shooting hours were available every day and had to be carefully planned in advance.

Leonardo DiCaprio states in an interview that he had witnessed Arthur RedCloud (Hikuc) eating bison on the set all day and when the scene came for him to eat the bison liver, they gave him this red gelatinous "pancake" that looked so unrealistic that he decided to eat the real thing in the scene. He admitted that he "would never, never do that again.

Tom Hardy is known as a "Crew's actor", which caused friction between him and director Alejandro González Iñárritu, since Iñárritu was extremely belligerent with the shooting crew. Tom Hardy observed this behavior throughout the production and eventually confronted Iñárritu, which resulted in Hardy choking out Iñárritu. Later, the image of Hardy strangling Iñarritu was immortalized in a T-shirt gifted by Hardy to all members of the crew, at the end of the shoot.

Alejandro González Iñárritu was insistent that computer-generated imagery not be used to enhance the film, stating: "If we ended up in greenscreen with coffee and everybody having a good time, everybody will be happy, but most likely the film would be a piece of shit.

Tom Hardy has stated that he doesn't read scripts. At one time, he was due to star in Splinter Cell (2017). He wanted to play a soldier in that film, but Leonardo DiCaprio begged him to read the script for this movie. Hardy read half the script and accepted the role.

The origin of the title is rooted in the French verb "revenir," which means "to return." Revenant in French also means (reverting to) "spirit" or "ghost.

Whereas, Glass's party is shown setting his leg after the bear attack, in reality, the bear snapped Glass's right femur between the joint, and when Fitzgerald and Bridger left him for dead, he woke up and set his own leg. He then spent 6 weeks crawling 200 miles overland through South Dakota in late summer. He did not get to his feet near the end of his journey, but crawled the entire way, or floated down river, until he reached Fort Kiowa, where he had to rest and let his leg heal for several months before hunting Bridger and Fitzgerald. During his crawling journey, he rolled over a rotting log and laid his bear wounds on the maggots beneath, so they would eat away all the gangrenous flesh. He was aided by Kiowa Indians only once, when a party of them found him and sewed a bear skin to his back. Whereas, an Indian chases wolves from a bison kill and throws Glass the liver, in reality, Glass scared the wolves away himself by throwing rocks at them, then ate what was left of the bison carcass raw, including the marrow in the bones. No Indian was there to help him. He did not cauterize his throat wound with gunpowder, because Bridger and Fitzgerald took all his supplies. Instead, he ate berries and roots by crushing them up in river water to make them easier to swallow. He knew which berries and roots to eat because he had spent time with the Lakota Sioux.

Alejandro González Iñárritu's temperamental nature, along with the high-pressure schedule and unpleasant filming conditions, made it a very difficult shoot and caused several crew members to leave the project or were fired. Iñárritu explained that "as a director, if I identify a violin that is out of tune, I have to take that from the orchestra.

Tom Hardy watched Tom Berenger in Platoon for inspiration

The very hectic shooting schedule forced Tom Hardy to leave Suicide Squad (2016), Hardy revealed to Collider that the film "...has turned into a much bigger beast than we thought, but that also looks exceptional."

Alejandro González Iñárritu claimed that tests were done in pre-production with the possibility of shooting on 35mm and 65mm film stock, which he wanted to use

The real Hugh Glass didn't have a son, and there is no record that he was ever married

Alejandro González Iñárritu's temperamental nature, along with the high-pressure schedule and unpleasant filming conditions, made it a very difficult shoot and caused several crew members to leave the project or were fired

Shot chronologically on an 80-day schedule that took place over a total principal photography time period of nine months, only a few shooting hours were available every day and had to be carefully planned in advance

Leonardo DiCaprio had to devour a raw slab of bison's liver, even though he is vegetarian. He also had to learn to shoot a musket, build a fire, speak two Native American languages (Pawnee and Arikara), and study with a doctor who specializes in ancient healing techniques. DiCaprio calls it the hardest performance of his career

Due to production being behind schedule, the snow melted during the location shoot in Canada before filming was complete. With summer rapidly approaching, there was no choice but to relocate the entire production to southern Argentina, where there were similar wintry conditions

Reunites actors Paul Anderson and Tom Hardy, who both starred in the British Show Peaky Blinders (2013).

Will Poulter will be playing the role of Jim Bridger. Brad Pitt's character (Lt. Aldo Rain) from Quentin Tarantino's film Inglorious Basterds (2009) quoted himself as being a "direct descendant of the mountain man Jim Bridger".

First collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Poulter.

Reunites actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, who starred in Inception (2010).

In 2010 Christian Bale was attached to play Hugh Glass with John Hillcoat directing.

Sean Penn was the first choice for the role of John Fitzgerald & was actually cast in the role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. The role was then filled in by Tom Hardy.

Leonardo DiCaprio was originally approached to star in Steve Jobs (2015), but dropped out to do this film instead.

Tom Hardy has stated that he doesn't read scripts and at one time was due to star in Splinter Cell (2017), he wanted to play a soldier but Leonardo DiCaprio begged him to read the script for this movie. Hardy read half the script and accepted the role.

Leonardo DiCaprio's first acting role in 2 years, since The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

This film was shot in remote parts of Canada, leading to availability to of limited sunlight. The shoots were chopped up into small bits and pieces and shot over a periods of nine months.

In 2010 Christian Bale was attached to play Hugh Glass with John Hillcoat directing.
Filming Start Date:
10 Oct 2014
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