9 'The Revenant' Trailer Moments That Suggest Leonardo DiCaprio Might Finally Win That Oscar — VIDEO

Over the course of his incredible career, Leonardo DiCaprio consistently takes on more and more challenging roles. (Take, for example, the serial killer DiCaprio will play in Devil in the White City.) The first full-length trailer for The Revenant shows that this trend isn't stopping anytime soon. It's a survival story that finds DiCaprio battling the elements and, presumably, will spend much of his screen-time alone.

According to the trailer's synopsis:

Without seeing a single frame of the trailer, it's evident that this will be one intense movie. However, after watching the preview, I found myself holding my breath and mesmerized by DiCaprio's transformation. He's been nominated for five Oscars, but has yet to win one. Will this be his year? Here are nine moments from the trailer that suggest DiCaprio could finally collect an Academy Award.

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1. When We See DiCaprio Running Through The Woods

Let the intensity begin.

2. When He Takes Charge

While carrying someone over his shoulders, no less.

3. When He Calls The Shots On The Expedition

Proving that he's got strong instincts.

4. When We See Him With His Son

And our hearts break a little.

5. When DiCaprio Recalls His Son Was Taken From Him

And our hearts break a lot.

6. When He's Alone In The Wilderness

But he can fend for himself.

7. When He Has This Intensity In His Eyes

You forget that you're watching an actor, because he's just that good.

8. When He's In The Water

Yep, I'm still holding my breath.

9. When He's No Longer Afraid To Die

And now you just want to know what happens.

You can check out The Revenant when it hits theaters on Jan. 8.

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