Leonardo Dicaprio Wax Figure
The Leonardo DiCaprio Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds
It’s no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most famous celebrities in the world. He has a storied film career that includes Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Revenant, and countless other high-profile movies. He also happens to be a very dedicated environmentalist. Among his many accomplishments, he co-wrote and produced a documentary about the environment. Despite all his successes, a wax figure of the actor doesn’t do him any favors.
Nevertheless, the DiCaprio figure is the first of its kind to be displayed at Madame Tussauds, and it is the most expensive. As a result, it is not available to the public, but it will make an appearance at other Madam Tussauds attractions in Europe, Asia, and America. So, what does it have to offer? Firstly, it has an impressive amount of detail. That is a major plus, since it is a highly collectible item.
In the meantime, the wax figure’s other notable feature is its color scheme. The aforementioned orange-y skin color is a little jarring when compared to real life. But, overall, the color scheme is very pleasing to the eye. If it had any other special characteristics, it would have to be the side smirk and jawline that the actor sports.
On the other hand, the most expensive part of the Leo wax model is the Premium Heavy Stock Paper that is used to capture the vivid colors of the original. This is the most impressive piece of equipment in the museum’s arsenal. Aside from the usual wax figures, it has a statue of the legendary dragon, Daenerys Targaryen, and a wax figure of the Thor, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth.
It’s not uncommon for celebrities to be immortalised in wax. Other notables include Shah Russ Khan and Daniel Radcliffe. Some of them are surprisingly accurate, but others have major issues. There are a number of reasons, but some of them have to do with the fact that it takes a lot of time and precision to create these things. Moreover, the best ones may not even be worth the effort.
Of course, there are some wholly mediocre ones, but the above mentioned Leonardo DiCaprio wax figure is not among them. For starters, the facial features are inaccurate. While the figure has a well-defined forehead, it has a rather ungainly face. Plus, the hairstyle is outdated. Compared to his actual hair, the model’s locks are a bit too short.
Still, the DiCaprio model deserves a place in the museum, and it will be a welcome addition to the line up of other notable celebrity wax figures. Hopefully, Madame Tussauds can keep up its quality standards and continue to build its illustrious legacy. However, if you’re looking for an excuse to visit Madame Tussauds, you might want to skip the Leo figure and check out one of their other exhibits. Besides, the fact that a Leonardo DiCaprio figure is on display at any given time might arouse your curiosity enough to pay the visit.