It looks like Mr. “I Need A Hiatus From Acting So I Can Tour Paris With 20-Year-Old Lingerie Models” (aka Leonardo DiCaprio, aka I’m just jealous) will play the role of Rasputin, the former advisor to the last Russian Imperial family, in an upcoming biopic.
Considering that the extent of my knowledge on the Romanovs can best be summed up in the following GIFs, I will probably need to re-visit some old world history books before going to see this movie. Okay, let’s be honest: I’ll just be consulting Wikipedia.
So in case you’re interested in the non-animated version of events, here’s the low-down on the script: Warner Bros. has acquired Rasputin, and Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play the Russian mystic who became an advisor to the Russian Imperial family the Romanovs. Embraced by Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra as a healer for their only son, Tsarevich Alexei, who secretly suffered from hemophilia, Rasputin’s influence with the family in all matters grew to the point that rivals tried several times to kill him, finally succeeding in 1916.
While this has all the makings of an Oscar-worthy movie based on just that brief description, all I keep thinking about is, “Will I still be able to picture myself making out with Leo even if he has a creepy turn-of-the-century Russian villain beard?” Only time will tell. But I know if his favorite Victoria’s Secret models won’t like it, I know a regular Joe of a gal in western Pennsylvania who might.