When you’re among the biggest movie stars in the world, it’s not easy to go unnoticed. Once your face has been on movie screens and TV screens and billboards and all over social media, it’s safe to say that most people that don’t live under rocks will probably be able to pick you out of a crowd.
Leonardo DiCaprio hasn’t tried to do that all that often – the best example is probably when he played J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s biopic – but the New York Post is really impressed within his latest attempt.
DiCaprio is currently filming another collaboration with Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon in which he plays an Oklahoma man who falls in love with an Osage woman in the 1920s, in a story about the investigation into a series of murders that befall Osage Nation when oil is found on their land.
The New York Post tweeted out an image from the film, with the caption: “Leonardo DiCaprio unrecognizable in first photos of new Scorsese film,” despite the fact that, while the star looks a little bit thicker and less stylish than he often does, he is otherwise utterly recognizable as himself.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 10, 2021
Social media had a field day with the tweet, immediately going after the paper for its hyperbole.
A few people lent a hand:
— christhebarker (@christhebarker) May 10, 2021
Nah I can see him: that’s him right there pic.twitter.com/PLW17lgCHZ
— Disappointed Optimist (@disappoptimism) May 10, 2021
Others piled on with one of Leo’s own memes:
me recognizing him pic.twitter.com/OgWAct1J8I
— Jenna Quigley (@JBomb11) May 10, 2021
I guess The Daily Planet isn’t the only NYC paper with vision problems:
When Superman puts on his glasses do you guys go “Clarke Kent you’re not going to fucking believe who was just here”
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 10, 2021