Historians Debate Which President Leonardo DiCaprio Should Play

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tags: Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S Grant, Leonardo DiCaprio



The Oscar winner has Teddy Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant biopics lined up, and scholars are using everything from 'Hamilton' to toxic masculinity to make their pitches to the actor.

Leonardo DiCaprio really wants to play a president. The question is which president? Ulysses S. Grant or Teddy Roosevelt?

The 2016 best actor Oscar winner for The Revenant (and overall six-time nominee) is attached to play Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president, in a film to be directed by Martin Scorsese, with whom he’s already done five movies (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed, Shutter Island, Gangs of New York and The Aviator). DiCaprio also is in talks to star in a biopic about Grant, the Civil War hero and the 18th president, to be directed by Steven Spielberg, with whom the actor collaborated on Catch Me If You Can.

Read entire article at The Hollywood Reporter

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