Leonardo DiCaprio at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio Set To Star As Famous Jonestown Cult Leader, Jim Jones

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on November 9, 2021 at 11:15 PM EST

Leonardo DiCaprio has been winning hearts and accolades ever since he achieved international stardom with the iconic romantic movie "Titanic."

The 46-year-old is regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, especially for his exceptional talent in portraying the stories of real-life characters.

The Hollywood sensation aims to add another medal to his chest of honors by playing the real-life character Jim Jones, the famous cult leader of the '70s.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Set To Portray Another Real Life Character 

As reported by E! DiCaprio's female fans are about to get their hearts broken as their charming king has dropped his gentlemanly vibes to become a full-fledged villain. 

"The Wolf Of Wall Street" star is making his final preparations to play Jones, the infamous cult leader that scarred the world on November 18, 1978, by organizing a mass suicide at his Jonestown residence.

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Leonardo DiCaprio at the 92nd annual Academy Awards
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Over 900 people were killed in the tragic incident after consuming a grape-flavored punch mixed with cyanide.

How this devastating event unfolded will be revealed in the upcoming MGM biopic movie titled "Jim Jones."

The Hollywood heartthrob will not only star as the infamous messiah of the Peoples Temple, but he will also produce the film with Jennifer Davisson, the president of productions, at the actor's Appian Way company.

The biopic's executive producer and scriptwriter is none other than Scott Rosenberg, the renowned screenwriter, whose works include "Venom," "Gone In 60 Seconds," and the "Jumanji" sequels.

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The 'Blood Diamond" Actor Is No Stranger To Playing The Bad Guy

For those in doubt of DiCaprio's ability to portray a scary cult leader, there is no need to worry as this isn't the actor's first rodeo.

In 2002, the Oscar winner bewitched critics with his exceptional portrayal of a high-profile con man in the movie "Catch Me If You Can."

In 2013's "The Wolf Of Wall Street, the Hollywood sensation also won hearts," where he played Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker, and fraudster.

Aside from his new gig as a mass murderer, the former teen idol will be joining A-list entertainers such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, and more in "Don't Look Up," a dark comedy by Adam McKay.

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Leonardo DiCaprio at the photocall of the movie Revenant

The "Shutter Island" Star Is An Avid Environmentalist

In September, The Blast discussed a strange trend sweeping Hollywood's stars one after the other. This act involved taking minimal baths and saying no to deodorants.

While celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Brad Pitt had reasons for following this trend, DiCaprio's purpose was for the environment's wellbeing. 

The proud environmentalist revealed that not bathing regularly can help save water, and the same rule applied to the use of deodorants.

The "Inception" star's concept should not be misunderstood for promoting bad hygiene; instead, the 46-year-old believed bathing at the right time would reduce the amount of water being drained from the environment. 

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Well, not all celebrities think alike as some enjoy bathing regularly. Stars such as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Momoa are not believers of the no-bathing trend. 

Given their unique physique and regular gym workouts, these stunning Hollywood Alphas require frequent baths to relax their sore muscles after a long day.

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