The Revenant
"Revenant" comes from the French word revenir, which means, “to return.” Pictured: Leonardo DiCaprio in the post for the film. 20th Century Fox

As fans of Leonardo DiCaprio gear up to watch his new film, “The Revenant,” some might be confused about the meaning of the movie title. In fact, the name accurately depicts the theme of the movie.

The exact definition of “revenant” is as follows: “A person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.” A “revenant” comes from the French term revenir, which means, “to return.” Aside from eerily coming back from the dead, it can also mean returning from a long absence, Vulture noted.

Here's how the official description on the Internet Movie Database describes the movie: “A frontiersman named Hugh Glass on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s is on a quest for survival after being brutally mauled by a bear.” However, in the movie’s trailer, DiCaprio, as his character Hugh Glass, narrates his struggle: “I ain’t afraid to die anymore. I done it already.”

In the film, DiCaprio seeks revenge on the men who left him for dead after he was attacked by the bear. He specifically targets Tom Hardy’s character, John Fitzgerald, who killed his son.

As Oscar season approaches, a question most people want to know is if DiCaprio will finally win an Oscar. The nominations have not been revealed, but Oscar buzz has followed the seasoned actor since the trailer was released.

DiCaprio called “The Revenant” one of the "toughest films I've ever been a part of." "There for nine months in subzero temperatures in Calgary, real locations, far-off locations, we looked at this as a grand sort of artistic experiment," the actor told "CBS This Morning" Thursday. "We rehearsed meticulously all day long with (filmmakers) Chivo and Alejandro to pull of some very crucial and hard-to-do shots. And then we'd have an hour-and-a-half of natural light and it became like live theater at the end of the day, this frenetic pace and intensity that we needed to keep up with."

He added that making the movie was more like a “chapter of my life” than a “film commitment.”

“The Revenant” opens in theaters nationwide Friday.

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