Russian 'Fat Leonardo DiCaprio' is Remaking Himself to Resemble the Hollywood Actor

A Russian man that looks just like the six time Oscar nominee.

Roman Burtsev,33,was first dubbed as the "Fat Leonardo DiCaprio" earlier this year when Russian social media spotted him.

Burtsev lives in a small apartment in the town of Podolsk located just outside Moscow, where he works as a technician for a local emergency services. But since January, media in the country, have declared Burtsev to be DiCaprio's heavier "Russian twin," after photos of him looking like a pudgier version of the star.

A local TV station has picked him up and launched a reality show-- "Romance with DiCaprio"-- that promises to help Burtsev transform himself into something closer to the six-time-Oscar nominee.

Russia’s cinema industry has also taken a minor interest, inviting him to attend Russia’s equivalent of the Oscars.

Burtsev has said people used to tell him he looked like DiCaprio but that it had never really led to much before. “It doesn’t really bother me, but they don’t give me any bonuses for it,” he told the Russian newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda before he was offered the TV show.

Burtsev has said as far as he knows he has no relation to the actor, but told Komsomolskaya Pravda, he would now ask his parents.

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