The religious leader who incited his followers to commit suicide… DiCaprio recalls a painful memory for Americans

The American Oscar star Leonardo DiCaprio embodies the role of the American religious leader Jim Jones in his upcoming movie called “Jim Jones”. Town.

In this incident, Jones and his followers took poison at the end of the seventies of the last century, and the famous actor and screenwriter “Scott Rosenberg” had finished writing the work and had already contracted with the producing company.

The religious leader Jones had sparked controversy among all trends and denominations of the American people in the period from the mid-fifties of the last century until he ended his life and the lives of his followers, who numbered at that time 918 people, including 304 children, by taking cyanide poison on November 18, 1978.

Jones founded the People’s Temple in Indianapolis in 1955 as a fully integrated complex, and promoted what he called at the time “Christian socialism”, rejecting Christianity and declaring that he used it to attract people to socialism. He built Jonestown in the former British colony in southern Latin America, which became a cooperative republic in the name of Guyana in 1974.

Jones encouraged a group of supporters to live with him there, asserting that the United States was on the verge of a nuclear holocaust, and asserted that Jonestown was a socialist paradise free from the oppression of the American government.

Amid rumors of human rights violations, the US government sent a delegation headed by Representative Leo Ryan in November 1978 with other dissidents from Jonestown, but the representative was killed by Jones’ supporters and 4 of the delegation were killed with him and a number of journalists were injured, one of whom managed to escape crawling from The place, and later wrote a book on the sect, stressing that those followers who committed suicide and killed their children with poison were not simple or ignorant, but among them were intellectuals and university professors.

Journalist Exminer of the San Francisco newspaper said in his book “The Untold Story of Jim Jones and the People’s Temple”, that this sect was not as portrayed by the media or portrayed by the American people. The prevailing societal, which is what attracted to her angry with this system.

The trio of Leonardo DiCaprio (right), Robert De Niro (left) and director Martin Scorsese (networking sites)

DiCaprio is currently filming the comedy “Don’t Look Up”, co-starring Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet and Jennifer Lawrence, and filming is scheduled to begin at the end of the year. current in Boston. DiCaprio is waiting for his role in “The killers of the flower moon” by veteran director Martin Scorsese.

DiCaprio has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won Best Actor in 2016 for his role in The Revenant.

Leonardo DiCaprio had starred in the 1997 movie “Titanic”, in which he played the role of Jack the tramp who gets a ticket to travel on the giant ship Titanic and meets the aristocratic teenage Rose and then begins a love story between them, but the ship’s sinking prevents it from completing after he sacrifices Jack took his life to save his lover.

Screenwriter and actor Scott Rosenberg achieved major successes, leaving important labels such as “Beautiful Girls” and “Gone in 60 Seconds”.

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