Callan McAuliffe Talks About His Transformation Into Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘The Great Gatsby’: ‘We Did A Lot of Work’ (VIDEO)

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For Callan McAuliffe, who portrays the young Gatsby in the upcoming film The Great Gatsby, the experience had more to do with make-up and props.

“We did a lot of work with the blue contact lenses and the blonde hair and darkening the eyebrows and flattening the bridge of the nose,” the 17-year-old told Celebuzz Thursday.

“But I don’t think I look anything like him.”

McAuliffe was one of several celebrities on hand for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle’s Miss Golden Globe 2013 announcement, held at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, Calif.

The young Australian actor also dished on what it was like to work with DiCaprio, who plays the lead character in Baz Luhrman’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic.

“He’s such a really calm and collected guy. He just sits there and just listens to everything . . . that’s something I really admire about him, how much he thinks before he says things,” McAuliffe said.

“He’s fantastic.”

The Great Gatsby opens in theaters May 10, 2013.

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