Putin ready to sue: Harry Potter's Dobby looks too much like me

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Russian lawyers are reportedly planning to sue Warner Bros because Dobby the House Elf from the Harry Potter movies looks too much like Vladimir Putin.

Update: It's from 2003. My bad.

A group of Russian lawyers is reportedly planning a law suit against Harry Potter producers Warner Bros over apparent similarities between Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, and CGI-tastic Chamber of Secrets star Dobby the elf….

…The reports of legal action originally surfaced in a Russian newspaper, according to eonline.com. A spokesman for the Russian lawyers' guild told Radio Free Europe: "Similar suits have taken place. But it's very difficult for courts to rule on them; lots of experts have to be called in. It's doubtful if it has a chance."

Russian lawyers say Harry Potter character Dobby is based on Putin [The Guardian]

(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)