Magazine article Russian Life

Leonardo Da Putin

Magazine article Russian Life

Leonardo Da Putin

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Internet users worldwide may have poked fun at Leonardo DiCaprio for his Oscar desperation, but Russians upped the ante after the actor supposedly said he wouldn't mind playing

President Vladimir Putin, "Putin would be very, very, very interesting, I would love to play him," DiCaprio told Germany's Die Welt.

Knights Bridge Entertainment announced the film on its website, promising an "intimate look" into the life of Putin. ("From the KGB, to Prime Minister ... to President, The Man, The Myth! An intimate look into the life and rise of one of the world's most powerful men.") It did not, however, confirm rumors that The Revenant star had been picked for the role.

In fact, Russians are arguing, DiCaprio does not really look like Putin, although he does share a likeness with another Russian leader--Vladimir Lenin. Pictures comparing the two, especially at a younger age, have been passed around the internet.

DiCaprio said that Lenin also fascinates him: "Lenin also would be an interesting role. …

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