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DiCaprio Confronts ‘Ridiculous’ Rumor That He Gets Raped by Bear in The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio addressed rumors that he was raped by a bear in his newest movie, The Revenant, telling E! News the reports are “absurd”.

“I have no idea where these ridiculous things came from,” DiCaprio said Thursday at the movie’s premiere. “What you do when you hear stuff like that? It’s absurd. It’s absurd.”

The rumors circulated earlier this month when political commentator and curator of The Drudge Report Matt Drudge posted a tweet linking to a story that claims DiCaprio was raped by a bear — twice!

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Drudge may not have accurately portrayed the film, but he could be correct about DiCaprio winning an Oscar for his performance in the film. Pundits suggest this could be DiCaprio’s first Oscar win over the actor’s 26-plus years of filmmaking.

“We wanted to make a great piece of art, so if the film gets great reviews, if it gets great business, if it gets awards, that’s fantastic,” DiCaprio said. “Because I want to see more movies like this out there coming from Hollywood.

“This is truly like a poetic existential epic and you don’t get to see stuff like this happen very often.” he added. “So, I could only wish it all the success in the world.”

Watch the video above, via E! News.

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[h/t The Blaze]

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