US Olympic Archer and Leonardo DiCaprio Look-Alike Brady Ellison Has People Going Wild

Source: AP
Source: AP

Over the weekend, the U.S. men's archery team — Brady Ellison, Jake Kaminski and Zach Garrett — took home a silver medal after losing to South Korea in the finals.

But people on Twitter didn't seem to care about the second-place finish with the same fervor as they did about archer Brady Ellison, who — in some poses and facial expressions — looks kind of like actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

So, let's get this out there before the internet starts asking for birth certificates: Ellison looks like Leonardo DiCaprio when his eyes are narrowed and the string of his bow is pressed against his lips. In other words, only when Ellison is actively doing archery does he look like the Oscar-winning (finally, am I right?) actor and alleged doppelgänger.

When he's not, he looks exactly like what he actually is: A 27-year-old elk hunter from Arizona.

However, Twitter made up its mind: U.S. archer Brady Ellison is Leonardo DiCaprio, and you're wrong if you don't think so.

But hell, if a young dude whose game face makes him look kind of like a famous, handsome actor is going to get more people interested in the less flashy Olympic events, then screw it: Have you guys seen this guy Brady Ellison? He's the spitting image of Leonardo DiCaprio!

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