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Martin Scorsese has hinted that Leonardo DiCaprio may shoot gay sex scenes for his forthcoming Alexander The Great movie. The legendary film-maker insists the biopic of the Macedonian empire builder will not avoid the more controversial aspects of the warrior king's life. In response to questions about the leader's homosexuality, he says, "We have to deal with the whole life of Alexander. We want to deal as honestly as possible with it all." Scorsese, who just directed DiCaprio in Gangs Of New York, says the star will be perfect as Alexander. He says, "There is a bust of Alexander, and it bears an amazing resemblance. He had great charisma. Someone called him the first superstar." Alexander was 32 when he died in 323 BC. DiCaprio is 27.

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