Vladimir Putin Declares Leonardo DiCaprio “a Real Man” for Getting on a Plane and Making It to Moscow


This has been a big week for Leonardo DiCaprio. He was on that Delta flight to Moscow that had to make an emergency landing when an engine blew. A dog named after him is involved in a dramatic and bitter custody battle. His second flight to Moscow, where he is attending a conference on tiger extinction, had to make an unscheduled refueling stop “due to strong headwinds.” And now…Vladimir Putin has dubbed him “a real man”!

Said Putin, via the Telegraph:

“A person with less stable nerves could have decided against coming, could have read it as a sign — that it was not worth going,” he added. “In our country they have a saying — a real man.”

To steal a page from Foster’s book, in Soviet Russia, SAYING man YOU. Except…that doesn’t make any sense. Anyway, this is a good as chance as any to watch this clip of Putin being manly.