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Leonardo DiCaprio is an Atari Geek

Leonardo DiCaprio is an Atari Geek

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star as Nolan Bushnell in a biopic called Atari, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Nolan Bushnell is considered to be one of the founding fathers of electronic gaming, founding Atari, Inc and the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theaters chain.

Atari’s products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the computer entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid 1980s.

DiCaprio‘s production company, Appian Way, will produce the film. The film is looking to go into production later this year.

The Titanic star is currently shooting Martin Scorsese‘s Shutter Island, which will be released October 2009.

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  • Dicaprio lovaah

    He’s sooo hot!

    Yaaay,Im first :D

  • sunnykidstyle

    A movie about the beginning of the computer era that could be really interesting, to see things got started and how much everything has changed. Even though the 70s and 80s aren’t that long ago, computers at that time could hardly do anything, not the fancy graphics we have nowadays. I remember our old amiga, it took about a minute to load a floppy disk!

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  • Helena

    It’s not the most interesting idea for a biopic, but Leo will do good.

  • lokay

    hahah. 3rd

  • PP
  • asd

    ugly man

  • Yikes

    Oh he isn’t for me anymore… getting old and odd looking!

  • original jpf

    One of my favorite guys. Can’t wait for the new Scorsese/or Atari flicks.


  • marla

    Leo is totally hot, but doesn’t look so great in this picture. I’m sure he will play this character well as always.

  • Portia

    Always been hot and always will be. And he’s a good actor too. It sounds like an interesting movie.

  • Jaded

    I don’t think he is good looking anymore, but that’s ok with me, he’s an excellent actor, I will buy a ticket to any movie he’s in.

  • Dicaprio lovaah

    He looks very cute in that pic, But he is kinda boring as person :(

    But as Jaded said, I will buy a ticket to any movie he’s in.

    Because is IS a great actor! One of the best, Of them all! :)

  • JUC

    this dudes not hot.

  • karen

    Overrated! Why he’s hiding the fact that he likes boys too?

  • Lindsay

    that sounds really interesting; it sounds like a very unique biopic

  • liesl dicaprio

    guess what .i have the same last name as his . i have an older brother the same age as he is n his name is leonardo. my second older brother is wilhelm ….u do the math

  • mouche

    It´s something “weird” Imo with LeoDiC. He is one of very few actors whose films I can hardly bear to watch. I don´t know exactly what it is, his appearance, his acting – Well tastes differ, and he is obviously very popular in US

  • wicked wench

    The guy is 5 years younger than me and looks 10 years older. So sad. I tell ya, clean living makes a BIG DIFFERENCE 30 years and older.

  • CelebrityFanChat Raph

    Leo is cool. I like his movies. This biopic sounds interesting. :)

  • Yse sir!

    Well, smoking and drugs can rapidly age a face.

  • Regina

    #18, don’t flatter yourself. What I find funny is that is thread is not about his looks, it’s about a new movie and you people care about is how someone looks. Idiots.


    he is so hot!




    amazing person, actor inside ‘n out..

    God bless him

  • soff

    he is totally perfect, in every way

  • http://deleted vanessa

    why ya sh*tin on Leo for ya one minute fans i still love him no matter what and im sticking to his side dont care how he look like its all bars fault she got him fu*ked up that b*tch!!!!!!!!just look at the difference BEFORE he was with Bar

  • Kelly

    Is he still dating Bar or is he a free man?

  • jana

    this picture is really not good, but i meet him a few times and he looks so damn hot in real life! i just love him!!!!

  • millers-ex

    He’s one of the more talented and serious actors in LALALand.

    Love you Leo!

  • marla

    Leo is still dating Bar unfortunately. Check out picture #3.


    He doesn`t look old… he looks good, he`s one of the talented actors on earth and he`s a great person. Love him!

  • Moviewatcher

    Had not a clue about the Chuck E. Cheese/Atari connection

  • acne_Bar_o_Soap

    Chuck E. Cheese!!!!!!! – “I Smell a Rat!!!!!” Lol.

    LEO looking SWEETIE PIE over there in HONK KONK!!!!! lol.

    wheee he gonna preten He invent ‘da “Pac-man” and “Frogger” game!!

  • Milla

    He is ugly – but an amazing actor!

  • ClaireBabyGirl

    How can anyone call him ugly?!


    @ClaireBabyGirl: Yes, I don`t understand it, too…


    I’m not gonna buy any ticket to see this ugly gay jackass.I would pay if it was Jensen Ackles or Jared Paladecky,or even Shia LaBouef,but not this pppick.

  • Who knows

    #36 shut up! Leo is great!
    If you can’t stand him, why are you here?


    Listen 37,first,you’re a very rude imature prick.Second,as I know everybody is free to express it’s honest oppinion,and third,if you love him so much why don’t you tell him on his face and stop beying such a coward?! I have his address in Hollywood,wil you stop by and tell him what you feel in his face and then tell me you’re big stunt?! Do that pal,because I reallx would like to know!