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Leonardo DiCaprio to possibly play Woodrow Wilson in biopic

Sep. 16, 2013by: Niki Stephens

When I heard that Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to take a break from acting, I figured it was due. The guy constantly delivers and deserves a break. Then he's like, "No, waitI'm not taking a break now." So instead of going to the club and dancing with his e-cig or enjoying his girlfriend's barely bikini'd booty on a yacht, DiCaprio continues to do eye future roles. Note that he will probably still do all the things I just said.

Warner Bros. recently nabbed up the rights to A. Scott Berg's WILSON, a biography of Woodrow Wilson who was the 28th President of the United States. The story tells of Wilson as, "an academic who comes off as the great forgotten president, who, over the course of his presidency at first resisted and then rose to the occasion and led the U.S. into the war, claiming that it would make the world safe for democracy. The studio and Appian Way sparked to the similarities between circumstances surrounding WWI and the current political tensions in places like Syria."

Way to wrap that into what's going on now. As you can see, DiCaprio's production company Appian Way is set to produce the flick. That said WILSON is being developed with DiCaprio as the potential star. He's played Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover, of course he can play Woodrow Wilson.

Source: Deadline

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9:04AM on 09/17/2013
How many biopic pics can Leo do? Seriously? It'd be like Jamie Fox playing James Brown and then playing MLK after being Ray Charles. Let someone else give it a try.
How many biopic pics can Leo do? Seriously? It'd be like Jamie Fox playing James Brown and then playing MLK after being Ray Charles. Let someone else give it a try.
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8:48AM on 09/17/2013
I'd be down for this only if they delve into how awful this guy was. Heavy ties with banking elite. Even the few good things he did were done with the worst intentions. Federal Reserve and their funding entry into WWI plus the income tax which has become a mess to say the least. It's not a right or left thing it's just fact that this guys (or his pals that wrote them) policies were shit and they still are screwing us today. That and not a gloss over patriotic tough choices crapfest that is
I'd be down for this only if they delve into how awful this guy was. Heavy ties with banking elite. Even the few good things he did were done with the worst intentions. Federal Reserve and their funding entry into WWI plus the income tax which has become a mess to say the least. It's not a right or left thing it's just fact that this guys (or his pals that wrote them) policies were shit and they still are screwing us today. That and not a gloss over patriotic tough choices crapfest that is usually a political biopic.
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6:47AM on 09/17/2013
A Wilson biopic is very welcome by many audiences. And, the project is welcome to have an A-list actor who assures that people will come see the film. Furthermore, I look at the successes (whether critical or commercial) of Lincoln, Emperor, and The Butler, and I conclude that historical dramas do have an audience.

Americans need to know their history better than they do, IMO. Therefore, the general public should know about Woodrow Wilson and his continuing influence on their present lives.
A Wilson biopic is very welcome by many audiences. And, the project is welcome to have an A-list actor who assures that people will come see the film. Furthermore, I look at the successes (whether critical or commercial) of Lincoln, Emperor, and The Butler, and I conclude that historical dramas do have an audience.

Americans need to know their history better than they do, IMO. Therefore, the general public should know about Woodrow Wilson and his continuing influence on their present lives. Afterall, he was the president who got the U.S. into WWI, and we Westerners live still with the effects from that war. Wilson partially constructed the precursor to the UN, the League of Nations. The UN affects all of our lives. And certainly, Wilson's League introduced the concept of world citizenship into our culture. Whether the Wilson movie is glorification, vilification, or a fair and realistic overview, DiCaprio and WB are welcome to give the public this movie.
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5:52AM on 09/17/2013
"The guy constantly delivers"

Constantly? He's been good in a handful of roles over a period of 20 years.
"The guy constantly delivers"

Constantly? He's been good in a handful of roles over a period of 20 years.
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5:16AM on 09/17/2013
I smell another J. Edgar. Holy crapy did Eastwood miss the ball on that one, and DiCaprio looked utterly ridiculous in the aging make-up.
I smell another J. Edgar. Holy crapy did Eastwood miss the ball on that one, and DiCaprio looked utterly ridiculous in the aging make-up.
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2:58AM on 09/17/2013
Leo doesnt look like Wilson, cmon was Tobey Maguire too busy? If he's going ahead then he's going to need a ton of makeup to pull it off.
Leo doesnt look like Wilson, cmon was Tobey Maguire too busy? If he's going ahead then he's going to need a ton of makeup to pull it off.
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2:35AM on 09/17/2013
F*ck Biopics
F*ck Biopics
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2:33AM on 09/17/2013

Not trying to be political on this...

The only film on Woodrow Wilson I'd be interested in seeing is one that truthfully shows how he went from being the Dean of Princeton to the President of the United States in only four years through nefarious back alley deals. For the purposes of storytelling it would probably be pretty good. Seabisquit-esque meets the Ides of March. Would probably be more interested in seeing Dicaprio in the formerly rumored Roosevelt film but he could pull this off.
The only film on Woodrow Wilson I'd be interested in seeing is one that truthfully shows how he went from being the Dean of Princeton to the President of the United States in only four years through nefarious back alley deals. For the purposes of storytelling it would probably be pretty good. Seabisquit-esque meets the Ides of March. Would probably be more interested in seeing Dicaprio in the formerly rumored Roosevelt film but he could pull this off.
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2:59AM on 09/17/2013
Dude, FDR was awful as well. I read a book on him and the things I read, the facts, were very bad. He was terrible.
Dude, FDR was awful as well. I read a book on him and the things I read, the facts, were very bad. He was terrible.
5:20AM on 09/17/2013
Agreed! If Doc Brown showed up in the Delorean I'd go back in time and bitch slap both of 'em. They each set this country back decades.
Agreed! If Doc Brown showed up in the Delorean I'd go back in time and bitch slap both of 'em. They each set this country back decades.
2:12AM on 09/17/2013
Here comes the thumbs downs, but DiCaprio is a shitty character actor. For the last 5 years he's played himself in every movie. Gangs of New York and Aviator were his last 2 great performances.


But Yay! Another Hollywood blockbuster about a dead American president.

Here comes the thumbs downs, but DiCaprio is a shitty character actor. For the last 5 years he's played himself in every movie. Gangs of New York and Aviator were his last 2 great performances.


But Yay! Another Hollywood blockbuster about a dead American president.

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8:46AM on 09/17/2013
Gangs of New York was one of DiCaprio's worst performances. He kept dropping his accent, which was really distracting to me.
Gangs of New York was one of DiCaprio's worst performances. He kept dropping his accent, which was really distracting to me.
11:05PM on 09/16/2013
A movie about Woodrow Wilson is a great idea. Yeah, the man was kind of a dick, but he holds a particular place in history that could make for great cinema. At the same time, Leonardo DiCaprio is NOT the guy I want to see playing Woodrow Wilson. Not just because he looks like Leonardo DiCaprio, but because he does NOT look like Wilson AT ALL. Either get Bob Gunton back playing him, or look for an actor with kind of a long face (Michael Fassbender is an example of someone who at least has some
A movie about Woodrow Wilson is a great idea. Yeah, the man was kind of a dick, but he holds a particular place in history that could make for great cinema. At the same time, Leonardo DiCaprio is NOT the guy I want to see playing Woodrow Wilson. Not just because he looks like Leonardo DiCaprio, but because he does NOT look like Wilson AT ALL. Either get Bob Gunton back playing him, or look for an actor with kind of a long face (Michael Fassbender is an example of someone who at least has some facial structure I could get behind). I'm getting a little tired of hearing Leo trying out his southern accent on us, too.
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10:17PM on 09/16/2013
Hmmm, "Edgar" was ... okay. Would "Wilson" be the same as "Edgar"? I don't know.
Hmmm, "Edgar" was ... okay. Would "Wilson" be the same as "Edgar"? I don't know.
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10:06PM on 09/16/2013
Fine by me. The guy absolutely owns and disappears into every character he has ever played. I'm sure he would do a great job with this.
Fine by me. The guy absolutely owns and disappears into every character he has ever played. I'm sure he would do a great job with this.
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10:05PM on 09/16/2013
Wilson was an awful, awful President. He was just an awful man. He did so much to make our country worse.
Wilson was an awful, awful President. He was just an awful man. He did so much to make our country worse.
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12:29AM on 09/17/2013
How many times did you upvote yourself for this Glenn?
How many times did you upvote yourself for this Glenn?
2:19AM on 09/17/2013
Ya, you obviously don't know much about Wilson, TarantinoDork.

And I didn't upvote myself at all.
Ya, you obviously don't know much about Wilson, TarantinoDork.

And I didn't upvote myself at all.
2:23AM on 09/17/2013
Gotta agree with Bob_Loblaw on this one. I will avoid getting political but facts are facts and he was not a good President by any stretch of the imagination.
Gotta agree with Bob_Loblaw on this one. I will avoid getting political but facts are facts and he was not a good President by any stretch of the imagination.
3:00AM on 09/17/2013
Thank you, Housecoat man.
Thank you, Housecoat man.
9:59PM on 09/16/2013

Oh Come on

I like Leo as an actor, he makes great movies but he should stop doing biopics because he looks a lot like Leo DiCaprio and not like anyone he's suppose to be playing. Most actors who are too famous shouldn't do biopic movies cos all you see is them.
I like Leo as an actor, he makes great movies but he should stop doing biopics because he looks a lot like Leo DiCaprio and not like anyone he's suppose to be playing. Most actors who are too famous shouldn't do biopic movies cos all you see is them.
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