Russian city sending Leonardo DiCaprio an Ascar as consolation prize for Oscars loss

The Hollywood star has received four Academy Award nominations and never won.
By Evan Bleier   |   March 28, 2014 at 12:51 PM   |   Comments

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March 28 (UPI) -- Actors from the Russian city of Chelyabinsk felt so bad for Leonardo DiCaprio after he failed to win an Academy Award for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street that they have decided to send him a statue.

If everything goes to plan, DiCaprio will soon be the proud owner of a cast-iron Ascar instead of an Oscar.

This was the fourth time DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award and walked away empty-handed.

Members of the Chelyabinsk Chamber Theater wanted to give DiCaprio the Ascar, a 9.4-inch figurine that weighs more than three pounds and looks like a body-builder, in honor of World Theater Day on March 27.

The group also wants to give the actor a certificate naming him as an honorary member of the theater.

Theater member Alla Tsypordei hopes to get the gifts to DiCaprio through “friends in common.”

“We have several options of delivery, but now I don’t know which one we will choose,” Tsypordei told the Itar-Tass News Agency.

The figure was produced in the Kasli factory of “art and architectural cast-iron molding.”

[Itar-Tass News Agency]

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