Conspiracy theorists can rejoice as it seems that Leonardo DiCaprio has taken some time off from winning Oscars and dating supermodels to compete in the Rio Olympics.
Well, not Leo himself but – according to some people – someone who looks ‘exactly like him’. Personally, I’d say exactly is a bit strong…
The gentleman in question is actually World Cup archery winner Brady Ellison who has, in fact, taken home a silver medal from Rio after helping Team USA finish second in the men’s team archery event, reports the Daily Mail.
But rather than winning plaudits for his seriously impressive bow skills, fans have been more focused on his
striking passing resemblance to Leonardo DiCaprio.
And, of course, the 27-year-old – competing in his third Olympic Games – sparked a bit of a Twitter storm…
Brady Ellison from USA's archery team is definitely Leo ??? pic.twitter.com/vZe5ZaR3Bm
— Jake Wilson (@JakeWilsonn1) August 6, 2016
Many don't know, but Brady Ellison is actually Leonardo DiCaprio's alter-ego. pic.twitter.com/TFNVx68FFV
— Forrest Grimes (@FGrimesN7) August 6, 2016
Brady Ellison needs to look at the camera and say "No more bath, Gilbert." just so we can determine he's really not Leonardo DiCaprio
— David (@heffcomedy) August 7, 2016
Leo DiCaprio comes up just shy in his quest for gold. Credits his method acting in The Revenant for archery skills https://t.co/2hhjyzXXjy
— Adam Lucas (@AdamLucasTV) August 6, 2016
I didn't know Leo DiCaprio was on the US Archery team
— Brian (@BriMi25) August 6, 2016
Brady could be forgiven for feeling a little put out by the comparison – he is a full 14 years younger than Leo.
To be fair though, he’s probably got bigger things on his mind. Later this week he’ll be competing to add another medal to his haul in the individual archery events.
Speaking to the San Diego Union Tribune before the Games, he said:
It’s important to me because whenever I get out of sport I do want to be known as the best who’s ever lived.
But it’s not what drives me. I love to shoot. I love to compete. Yes, I want to win those things. I’m disappointed when I don’t.
He really doesn’t look that much like him though, does he?