Meet Leonardo DiCaprio's Russian doppelgänger

by Chloe Best

We've already met Leonardo DiCaprio's Swedish lookalike, and now a Russian man has become famous after bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Hollywood actor. Roman Burtsev is a 33-year-old Russian security guard who has been touted as resembling "an overweight DiCaprio".

After a photo comparing Roman to Leonardo went viral in January, he has been making the most of his 15 minutes of fame and has reportedly been given his own reality show on Russian TV station Moskva-24.

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Roman Burtsev, 33, has been described as "an overweight DiCaprio"

Called Romance with DiCaprio, the programme will attempt to transform Roman into a Hollywood star, by putting him on a diet and recreating some of Leonardo's most famous movie moments.

Roman appears to have already begun filming the television show, and has shared photos of himself in character as the heart-throb on Instagram, with one image showing him holding a mini Oscars statuette while dressed in a smart tuxedo.

"I get the Oscar," he captioned the photo.

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Roman has been given his own reality TV show in Russia

Another showed him standing with a toy bear draped over his shoulders as he recreated scenes from Leonardo's BAFTA-winning film The Revenant.

While Roman appears to be making the most of his newfound fame, the same can't be said for Konrad Annerud, the 21-year-old Swedish man who bears an undeniable resemblance to the American star in the nineties.

The Swedish bartender and musician told Nyheter24 that he may shave his signature locks due to all the attention he was receiving, saying: "When I was in Italy this summer I almost felt like shaving my hair off. It was very chaotic; people were yelling 'Leo' and wanted to take photos with me all the time. It was one of the craziest things I've ever experienced."

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