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Leonardo DiCaprio Says He’s Planning To Take “A Long, Long Break” From Acting

Leonardo DiCaprio Says He's Planning To Take "A Long, Long Break" From Acting

While he might not be churning them out like Jessica Chastain or Matthew McConaughey, every time Leonardo DiCaprio takes on a new project, it's undeniably an event. 2010 saw him star in both Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" and Christopher Nolan's "Inception," the following year he led Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," and within six months of each other Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (which were initially slated to be released on the same day). Of course, he also recently wrapped his next re-teaming with Scorsese on "The Wolf Of Wall Street." And now it looks like the actor wants to take a breather.

Overseas talking to German press outlet Bild, the actor revealed that he's stepping away from film sets for a little bit. "I am a bit drained. I'm now going to take a long, long break. I've done three films in two years and I'm just worn out," he said. So what he is going to do with his time? Well, he's not going to be sitting at home catching up on the last season of "Breaking Bad."

"I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment," he said. While this may be surprising to come, DiCaprio has long been an environmental activist, and it's not just saying slogans and attending fundraisers. "My roof is covered with solar panels. My car is electric. A normal person does not drive more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) a day. That can be done with a plug," he said.

Well, we can hardly blame the guy for wanting to recharge, and if he's going to do some good work while he's at it, more power to him. This may mean projects he's been linked to in the past year like "Live By Night," "Devil In The White City" and Alejandro González Iñárritu's "The Revenant" may go on the backburner, the DiCaprio is at the level where good projects will wait and/or he'll have his pick of the crop when he's ready to get back in the game. And with two more movies on the way in 'Gatsby' and 'Wolf,' and 'Django' in theaters now, there will be more than enough DiCaprio to tide us over. [Buzzfeed via JoBlo]

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This is good for him! He deserves it. All of those snobs always bossing him around! He is a good person! So think before you judge him people!!!!!!!

J Hall

Did anyone see the show on HGTV that had a tour of his trailor for the set of Inception? It was a full semi trailor that had an Italian marble shower and a kitchen for his private chef. It would seem that if he were really concerned about "doing good for the environment" he'd learn to use a shower made from local California stone and eat food prepared for the rest of the crew, rather than paying to have stone hauled halfway across the world and have his chef commute every day just to prepare his meals (only 1 bedroom in the trailor), rather than indulging his expensive tastes. So many of these self-righteous celebrities tell we mere mortals how we "should" live while blowing more money than we'll earn in a decade or a lifetime on frivolities. It's sickeningly hypocritical or elitist, depending on how they rationalize it within themselves, and either way wholly unsavory and disrespectable.


Uhmm I'm pretty certain that Live By Night is Ben Affleck's film.


I wonder if he goes out to his balcony overlooking East LA and says, "Aaah, now that I've made this city environmentally sustainable, I can go out and change the world."

What a d-bag.


Enjoy you break DiCaprio, you earned it. :o)


This guy's career is quiet remarkable. Like Jodie Foster he's one of the lucky ones to have made it through childhood to adulthood seemingly quiet smoothly. Props to him, I forget about This Boy's Life or What's eating Gilbert Grape, Basketball Diaries all before the Romeo and Juliet and Titanic lobbed him into super superstardom, and barring the girls he dates appearing in the press I hardly see him anywhere but in another decent movie.

Charles Duval

What if he can actually fly? ……

Michael D.

"I'll be tooling around in my coal-powered car when I'm not saving the planet by spewing carbon high in the atmosphere on my Tar Sands-fueled private jet." — Calvin Candie


Waow, some of you guys like to give cheap shots, hugh ? The guy is one of the greatest american actors nowadays, he looks nice, he is very involved in his movies, he's got this exotic aura, this vulnerability and this intensity that make him very unique. I love him a lot personally.

About the "fly" : what do you expect him to take to travel around the world ? Train ? Come on you guys, don't be silly. Boats ? I guess those give a lot of pollution in the seas, as planes do in the sky (maybe not as much but still), and knowing Leo, they would hurt icebergs, hahaha!

I respect his decision, but I gonna miss him a lot ! I'm european, and we, in Europe, seem to appreciate him a bit more than you, no ? Don't take it bad, just saying !


The next time DiCaprio is asked what he´s doing next, and why, he should just punch the interviewer in the face. That would give him a lot less grief.


Hopefully when he returns he'll stop acting in nothing but Oscar bait….(and stop acting in Scorsese-pictures…)


I wish that DiCaprio'd try a less intense character in a lower budget movie during this break. What about a Terrence Malick movie? It seems that actors are just having good time at Malick's set. Work can be draining, but it also can be recharging and refreshing sometimes.


"I will FLY around the world doing good for the environment." According to his own train of thought, wouldn't that statement be contradictory? Take a walk, Leo.

Robert yaffe

He can afford to take a break .Don't judge him


I think after all the oscar snubs and not being appreciated enough for his performances of late i really can't blame him at all if he wants to take a break.


I think its funny he says he's "drained" & "worn out" after completing 3 films in 2 years when you have an actor like Danny Trejo who has 18 films slated for 2013 and worked on 11 films, 2 TV series & one video game in 2012.

Granted Danny's movies are smaller roles, smaller budgets, ect, but it's still amusing to see an 'A-Lister' succumb to exhaustion after three films while a real 'working' actor just keeps trudging along.


Hopefully, in this long break Scorsese would make as many movies as he can; although a good actor, DiCaprio doesn't has the personality for being the lead in most of his films.

oogle monster

Can he take a long, long break after he wraps production on The Devil In the White City? I have been waiting AGES for this film to go into production and I want to see some DiCatchaHoe in the next 3-4 years… in the form of of H.H. Holmes!


"I will fly around the world doing good for the environment" LMAO Will he be wearing a cape? Excelsior!


I think he's really taking a break from acting because he keeps getting snubbed at the Oscars and hasn't won the awards he deserves.


Some horrible environmental puns in that last paragraph, guys.


he 's an activist for the protection of Victoria Secret models

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