Leonardo DiCaprio has bizarrely been compared to a sheep by the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) on social media.

The museum in Reading has made a tongue-in-cheek joke after a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s new film saw the actor deemed ‘unrecognisable’.

The main picture in question shows Leo, 46, and his co-star Lily Gladstone, 34, who plays a married white man and an Osage Nation woman in 1920s Oklahoma, sitting at a table in a dark room.

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As the New York Post article headline referred to him as 'unrecognizable', fans took to Twitter saying how easily they can recognise that it is in fact, Leonardo diCaprio.

The Museum of English Rural Life has joined in with Twitter users online to make a funny gag out of the blunder.

The original tweet from MERL has achieved more than 10,000 likes.

The museum's account decided to say how 'unrecognisable' Leo looks with a picture of a sheep. 

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And the responses to this tweet have been hilarious.

Grant Philpott said: "The Wolf of Wool Street." to which MERL replied: "give this tweet the Oscar it deserves."