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Leonardo DiCaprio offered role of Lenin by Russian studio after saying he would like to play the revolutionary

The six-time Oscar nominee also said he'd like to play Putin...

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 24 January 2016 17:20 GMT
Lenin/Leonardo DiCaprio promoting The Revenant
Lenin/Leonardo DiCaprio promoting The Revenant (Getty)

Earlier this month, Oscar hopeful Leonardo DiCaprio listed off all the famous Russians he would one day like to play on screen, including Putin and Rasputin.

After saying “I think there should be more films about Russian history because it has many stories worthy of Shakespeare. That is fascinating for an actor”, he listed off another famous name, Lenin.

Well, luckily for the 41-year-old, LeninFilm heard about the comments and have since offered The Revenant star the chance to star as Vladimir Lenin in a new film.

Lenfilm spokesman Valeriy Karlov told Baltika FM: ”It is always interesting to make movies. Leonardo DiCaprio is often compared to Lenin in his youth. We have enough scenery and props to recreate the era of the revolution.”

Not only does six-time Oscar nominee have an interest in the Russia thoughn. Oh no. He even looks like the young Lenin.

The studio are one of the oldest in Russia, with it's roots going as far back as 1914 when the military were producing films in St. Petersburg. At the time it was called the St. Petersburg film committee, and had 68 cinemas in the city.

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