Leonardo DiCaprio wants to play Vladimir Putin for his next movie

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Leonardo DiCaprio is ready to take on a new role: Russian president Vladimir Putin.

According to the Guardian, DiCaprio spoke to Germany's Welt am Sonntag newspaper and described Putin as "very, very, very interesting," and said, "I would love to play him."

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DiCaprio and Putin previously met in 2010 when DiCaprio attended a conference in St. Petersburg focused on the endangered Siberian tiger. He said he didn't discuss politics with the politician, but instead "talked only about the protection of these magnificent animals."

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with US actor Leonardo DiCaprio on November 23, 2010 after a concert to mark the International Tiger Conservation Forum at the Mikhailovsky theater in Saint Petersburg. The summit received a high-profile boost earlier when it emerged that DiCaprio pledged one million US dollars to save tigers. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI POOL/ ALEXEY DRUZHININ (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 photo Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks to US actor Leonardo Di Caprio, right, after a concert dedicated to tiger conservation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Officials from the 13 countries where tigers live in the wild have signed a declaration aimed at saving the iconic big cats from extinction. Russia is home to Siberian tigers, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hosted the "tiger summit." (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 photo Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks to U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio, right, after a concert dedicated to tiger conservation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Officials from the 13 countries where tigers live in the wild have signed a declaration aimed at saving the iconic big cats from extinction. Russia is home to Siberian tigers, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hosted the "tiger summit." (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with US actor Leonardo DiCaprio on November 23, 2010 after a concert to mark the International Tiger Conservation Forum at the Mikhailovsky theater in Saint Petersburg. The summit received a high-profile boost earlier when it emerged that DiCaprio pledged one million US dollars to save tigers. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI POOL/ ALEXEY DRUZHININ (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 photo Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks to U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio, right, after a concert dedicated to tiger conservation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Officials from the 13 countries where tigers live in the wild have signed a declaration aimed at saving the iconic big cats from extinction. Russia is home to Siberian tigers, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hosted the "tiger summit." (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with US actor Leonardo DiCaprio on November 23, 2010 at a concert to mark the International Tiger Conservation Forum at the Mikhailovsky theater in Saint Petersburg. The summit received a high-profile boost earlier when it emerged that DiCaprio pledged one million US dollars to save tigers. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI POOL/ ALEXEY DRUZHININ (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 23: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) talks with actor Leonardo DiCaprio during a reception held during the International Tiger Conservation Forum on November, 23. 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The summit was attended by 13 tiger-range countries as a response to concerns over the possible extinction of the tiger as a species and was attended by leading celebrities such as Naomi Campbell and Leonardo DiCaprio world leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. (Photo by Konstantin Zavrazhin/TCF/Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 23: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) talks with actor Leonardo DiCaprio during a reception held during the International Tiger Conservation Forum on November, 23. 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The summit was attended by 13 tiger-range countries as a response to concerns over the possible extinction of the tiger as a species and was attended by leading celebrities such as Naomi Campbell and Leonardo DiCaprio world leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. (Photo by Konstantin Zavrazhin/TCF/Getty Images)
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He went on to say that Russian history should be portrayed more in films and cited other well-known Russians as interesting people to portray.

"I think there should be more films about Russian history because it has many stories worthy of Shakespeare," he said. "That is fascinating for an actor. Lenin also would be an interesting role. I would like also to star as Rasputin."

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See more of DiCaprio's iconic roles through the years below:

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Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page in "Inception." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Total Eclipse."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Ellen Page and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Inception."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Gangs of New York." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "This Boy's Life."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in "This Boy's Life."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Gwen Stefani in "The Aviator."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."
Leonardo DiCaprio with Kate Winslet in "Revolutionary Road."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Shutter Island."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in "Romeo + Juliet."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo + Juliet."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson in "The Departed." 
Ben Kingsley, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in "Shutter Island." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in "Romeo + Juliet."
Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Departed." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Gangs of New York." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "Django Unchained." 
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ray Winstone and Jack NIcholson in "The Departed." 

Sam Rockwell, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kenneth Branagh in "Celebrity." 

Leonardo DiCaprio in "Catch Me If You Can." 
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Garner in "Catch Me If You Can." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries." 
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Beach."
Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Beach." 
Michelle Williams and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Great Gatsby."
Patrick McGaw and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries." 

Patrick McGaw, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries." 

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