Actually, DeCaprio's batshit politics are probably closer to Lenin's philosophies. He's a Buddhist-Catholic or a Catholic-Buddhist. He'd embrace a totalitarian government if it would save the environment. In any event, the very mention of his name has managed to piss off a bunch of wigged out commies in the former Commie Land.
From the UK Telegraph:
Communists in Russia have said they will blockade the country’s oldest film studios if it goes ahead with its plan to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as Lenin.Exactly. Shakespeare wrote a fascinating play about the murder of 20 million people in his, "A Midsummer Night's Slaughter."
DiCaprio, whose maternal grandmother was Russian, and who bears a striking childhood resemblance to the Russian leader, spoke last week of his fascination with the country’s history and figures.
“I think there should be more films about Russian history because it has many stories worthy of Shakespeare,” he told German newspaper Die Welt.
“That is fascinating for an actor. Putin would be very, very, very interesting. I would like to play him.I guess DeCaprio has got a major jones for murderers. Perhaps he could wrangle a role in "Stalin: 50 Shades of Death."
“Lenin also would be an interesting role. I would like also to star as Rasputin."
A St Petersburg state-owned film studio, Lenfilm, immediately offered the 41-year-old Oscar favourite the role.