People: Apr. 21, 2003

OLD PROVERB: GREAT-LOOKING MINDS THINK ALIKE

In what amounts to a game of high-stakes cinematic chicken, Leonardo DiCaprio is developing a string of projects that compete directly with similar films from some of the biggest leading men in Tinseltown. Does he have the mojo to take on the big boys?

THE PROJECTS Films about H.H. Holmes, a serial killer who stalked 19th century Chicago

THE COMPETITION Tom Cruise and director Kathryn Bigelow

AND THE WINNER IS ... Leo. When Cruise tries for creepy, you just end up with Interview with the Vampire

THE PROJECTS Biopics of eccentric billionaire Howard...

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