10 of the best reactions after Leonardo DiCaprio branded ‘unrecognisable’ in new Scorsese film

<p>Fans pointed out that Leonardo DiCaprio looks quite a lot like... Leonardo DiCaprio</p>

Fans pointed out that Leonardo DiCaprio looks quite a lot like... Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio is known for being one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors.

From heartthrob Capulet to a grizzly frontiersman mauled by a bear, the 46-year-old is no stranger to adapting for a role.

But claims that he looks “unrecognisable” in his latest venture – Martin Scorses’s Western Killers of the Flower Moon have been met with raised eyebrows by scores of fans.

Apple offered movie-lovers a first-look at the hotly-anticipated blockbuster, releasing a photo of DiCaprio and co-star Lily Gladstone on Monday.

The New York Post suggested DiCaprio was not his usual dapper self in the snaps, describing him as appearing “notably plain-looking”. 

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But scores of Twitter users begged to differ, and have since lept to his defence.

Here’s a look at what they had to say:

Based on David Grann’s best-selling novel, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma.

It depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

Scorsese began filming on Flower Moon on April 19 following more than a year of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are thrilled to finally start production on Killers of the Flower Moon in Oklahoma,” the Oscar-winning director said in a statement last month.

“To be able to tell this story on the land where these events took place is incredibly important and critical to allowing us to portray an accurate depiction of the time and people.”

Scorsese is both producing and directing the movie, he also co-wrote the screenplay with multi-award winning screenwriter Eric Roth.

The star-studded cast includes Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, Janae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Jason Isbell, Louis Cancelmi, Scott Shepherd, Sturgill Simpson, as well as Gladstone and DiCaprio, of course.

It is slated for theatrical release by Paramount with funding from Apple, but does not currently have a release date.

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