Whats Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter HedgesJust about everything in Endora, Iowa (pop. 1,091 and dwindling) is eating Gilbert Grape, a twenty-four-year-old grocery clerk who dreams only of leaving. His enormous mother, once the town sweetheart, has been eating nonstop ever since her husbands suicide, and the floor beneath her TV chair is threatening to cave in. Gilberts long-suffering older sister, Amy, still mourns the death of Elvis, and his knockout younger sister has become hooked on makeup, boys, and Jesus--in that order, but the biggest event on the horizon for all the Grapes is the eighteenth birthday of Gilberts younger brother, Arnie, who is a living miracle just for having survived so long. As the Grapes gather in Endora, a mysterious beauty glides through town on a bicycle and rides circles around Gilbert, until he begins to see a new vision of his family and himself.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape's awards
The film follows year-old Gilbert Depp , a grocery store clerk caring for his morbidly obese mother Cates and his mentally impaired younger brother DiCaprio in a sleepy Midwestern town. Peter Hedges wrote the screenplay, adapted from his novel of the same name. The film was well-received; DiCaprio received his first Academy Award nomination for his role. In the small town of Endora, Iowa , Gilbert Grape Johnny Depp is busy caring for Arnie Leonardo DiCaprio , his developmentally disabled brother, as they wait for the many tourists' trailers to pass through town during an annual Airstreamers' Club gathering at a nearby recreational area. His father had hanged himself seven years earlier,  and since then his mother, Bonnie Darlene Cates , has spent most of her days on the couch watching TV and eating. With Bonnie unable to care for her children on her own due to her morbid obesity , Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower, while his sisters Amy Laura Harrington and Ellen Mary Kate Schellhardt do the rest. The relationship between the brothers is of both care and protection, as Gilbert continually enforces a "nobody touches Arnie" policy.
See Full Schedule. But what about all those near misses? Photo: Giphy. In this scene Arnie discovers the body of his beloved mother, going from glee, to thinking she might be playing hide and seek, to despair in the course of a minute. Photo: Tumblr. This berg-busting epic bulldozed the Oscars, getting nominated for a record-breaking 14 awards and winning 11 of them, including Best Picture and Best Director. Kate Winslet was nominated for her performance as Rose, as was everyone who worked on the movie it seemed, from the cast to the people who recorded the sound and designed the dresses.
American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has won 54 awards from nominations, and was named runner-up for 4 of those nominations. DiCaprio received three Young Artist Award nominations for his roles in television shows during the early s—the soap opera Santa Barbara , the dramedy Parenthood , and the sitcom Growing Pains This was followed by his film debut in the direct-to-video feature Critters 3 DiCaprio featured opposite Kate Winslet in the romantic drama Titanic , the highest-grossing film to that point. DiCaprio was cast in the role of con-artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. For his next appearances—the crime drama The Departed , the war thriller Blood Diamond , the drama Revolutionary Road and the biographical drama J. DiCaprio earned nominations for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his roles in the psychological thriller Shutter Island and the science fiction thriller Inception