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I want to play Vladimir Putin: Leonardo Dicaprio

Actor Leonardo Dicaprio is interested in portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin on the big screen.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
January 18, 2016 1:42:32 pm
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Actor Leonardo Dicaprio is interested in portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin on the big screen.

The “Wolf of Wall Street” star is receiving high praise for his Oscar-nominated role as frontiersman Hugh Glass in “The Revenant”, but the 41 year old is already looking forward to his next role and would consider playing the controversial leader, reported Vulture online.

“Putin would be very, very, very interesting. I would love to play him,” he said.

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DiCaprio previously worked with Putin in 2010 and met him during a conference staged to raise awareness about the endangered Siberian tiger.

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“My foundation has provided financial support for several projects for the protection of these big cats. Putin and I talked only about the protection of these magnificent animals, not politics.”

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