Leonardo DiCaprio has been in the acting game a long time, over 25 years in fact. Now, at the not so old age of 38, the actor wants to take a break. And from the sounds of it, he doesn’t mean a long weekend.
During recent European press rounds for his latest film, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, DiCaprio told German outlet, Bild:
“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.”
Star of iconic films such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The BasketBall Diaries, Titanic, The Beach, This Boy’s Life, The Departed, The Man in the Iron Mask, Romeo + Juliet, Gangs of New York — and so many more, it’s not surprising DiCaprio wants to get off the carousel for a while.
Indiewire reports the actor appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Christopher Nolan’s Inception in 2010. In 2011, Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar followed — and in 2012, Django and a reunite with Baz Luhrmann for The Great Gatsby.
In between all that DiCaprio also completed another Scorsese effort The Wolf of Wall Street. Asked what he plans to do while he steps away from the fray, the leading man replied:
“I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment. My roof is covered with solar panels. My car is electric. A normal person does not drive more than 50 kilometers a day. That can be done with a plug.”
DiCaprio is a committed environmental activist who sits on the board of the World Wildlife Fund and was involved in The 11 Hour — a documentary movie about the natural environment. In the 2004 election, DiCaprio came out in support of the then Democrat Presidential nominee John Kerry and toured 11 states talking about the environment, and the damage done to it under the Bush administration.
Rope of Silicon notes there’s quite a backlog of films slated on the actor’s IMDb entry, so here’s hoping those titles — with DiCaprio — come to pass.