Leonardo DiCaprio to Take 'Long Long Break' From Acting
According to The NY Post, it may be a while until Leonardo DiCaprio fans will be seeing their idol up on the big screen. In a recent interview with the German newspaper 'Bild,' the actor revealed, "I'm a little bit drained. I am now going to take a long long break." he added, "I'm just worn out."
The busy film star can currently be seen in Quentin Tarrantino's 'Django Unchained,' which last week earned the director a Golden Globe Award. Up next is the highly anticipated reboot of
"The Great Gatsby" and the recently-completed "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Once his media obligations for those films have concluded, the 38-year-old would like to focus on other interests. He commented, "I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment."
DiCaprio made his film debut in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3 (1991) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in This Boy's Life (1993). He obtained recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Marvin's Room (1996), as well as leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame in James Cameron's Titanic (1997).
Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has been nominated for awards for his work in such films as Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The Departed (2006), and Revolutionary Road (2008). His films Shutter Island (2010) and Inception (2010) rank among the biggest commercial successes of his career. DiCaprio owns a Production Company named Appian Way Productions, whose productions include the films Gardener of Eden (2007) and Orphan (2009).