Leonardo DiCaprio Receives "Russian Oscar" from Chelyabinsk's Chamber Theater
Although he missed his shot at a fifth Academy Award this season, things are looking up for Leonardo DiCaprio, as stage actors in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk made the 39-year-old superstar "an honorary member" of their troupe.
Offering the "Wolf of Wall Street" stud a cast-iron "Russian Oscar" statuette, the Chamber Theater's spokesman, Yury Sychev stated that Leo is allowed to attend all the theater's performances free of charge, and that he has been given permission to use theater's name in publicity campaigns.
Yury stated that, "As Leonardo does not speak Russian, we can start with offering him a wordless part of a servant in the play Plennye Dukhi (Captive Spirits)."
Also adding that the Chamber Theater will consider Leonardo for headlining parts in the plays "Intrigue" and "Love by Friedrich Schiller," Yuri said, "Learning a part in a foreign language without knowing what it says shouldn't be a problem for a true actor."
Yuri also said that the theater's actors bought the cast iron statuette, comparable to an Oscar, and plan to send it to Leo, saying, "This strong-willed 'Russian Oscar' is to remind DiCaprio that he has to move on in spite of all hardships."