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Leonardo DiCaprio’s new movie a biopic on the man after whom he was named. Guess who?

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio is all set to portray the leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, in an upcoming biopic.

hollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2017 15:16 IST
Leonardo DiCaprio apparently wanted to play the prominent artist because he was named after him when his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when he first kicked.
Leonardo DiCaprio apparently wanted to play the prominent artist because he was named after him when his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when he first kicked.

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio is all set to portray the leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, in an upcoming biopic.

The film marks DiCaprio’s ninth project in which he plays a real life character.

In his last film The Revenant, DiCaprio portrayed frontiersman, Hugh Glass, the role which won him the best actor Oscar for the first time.

DiCaprio will also produce the latest film under his Appian Way banner alongside president of production Jennifer Davisson for Paramount, which has acquired the rights to Walter Isaacson’s book on Leonardo da Vinci, reported Variety.

Leonardo DiCaprio looks on prior to speaking on stage during the Paris premiere of the documentary film Before the Flood at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France.

Da Vinci, who was born in 1452 and died in 1519, painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He also was a skilled inventor.

Leonardo DiCaprio apparently wanted to play the prominent artist because he was named after him when his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when he first kicked.

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