Leonardo DiCaprio Taking Hiatus from Acting After 'Wolf of Wall Street'

January 21, 2013
Source: ABS-CBN

Leonardo DiCaprio

We're still pretty disappointed that Leonardo DiCaprio didn't get nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as the dastardly Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. The good news is, DiCaprio is pretty much always an Oscar contender when he turns in a performance and next year he'll have two opportunities. The first comes this summer in Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby and the other comes in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (both in my 13 Most Anticipated Films of 2013). But after that, we might have to wait awhile for another Oscar caliber performance from DiCaprio as he revealed in an interview that he's taking a break from acting.

Speaking with an outlet in Germany, ABS-CBN (via The Film Stage) reports DiCaprio's remarks:

"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. I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment."

If DiCaprio is drained, imagine how someone like Nicolas Cage (who does 37 films a year) probably feels by now. Of course, DiCaprio dedicated a lot more time and energy to each role it seems, so his exhaustion is understandable. Don't forget that he also produces films through his Appian Way production banner like the forthcoming Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, Runner Runner with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake and his own The Wolf of Wall Street, which will mark his last performance for awhile. We're not sure what "long, long break" means to DiCaprio, but he's earned at least a year or two away from the spoitlight. It's a bummer for fans of his work, but this just means he can come back with a vengeance.

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  • David Darida
    Deserves it...
    This is a bit of a surprise, but not one that upsets me. DiCaprio deserves a break from Hollywood. And then three more films with Scorsese.
  • YouTotallyTracedIt
    Love me some Strutting Leo.
  • DaNorb
    I like that, "flying around" the world for the environment, lol. Politics aside, one of the best actors I always look forward to.
  • Ricardo_PT
    I'm calling it now, he stops for 2 years or more then comes back with the right part and doing his best performance yet, finally winning the oscar he deserves :)
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      I think the Academy will realize that they didn't give him an oscar yet and they will rush to give it to him for The Wolf of Wall Street because you never know how long this break will take. That's my bet!
  • Wafffles
    "I will fly around the world doing good for the environment." A little oxymoronic, don't you think Mr. Leo? Naw I'm just givin' you a hard time, I'm sure you'll do wonders for the world. Just don't stay away too long, now.
    • notalent
      Apparently he does try to fly commercial flights whenever possible.
    • David Banner
      Hehe, I chuckled when I read "I will fly around the world doing good for the environment", but it is the way to get around fast and safe. It was idd a "blond statement" 😉
  • Matthew
    I watched Inception last night, the photo is very fitting.
  • avi
    we will miss him! GREAT ACTOR!
  • Bleh
    Dicaprio is taking a break? Really? I know porn stars who work 5 times as much as he does and they don't take a break. Shit Leo, get your balls together..
    • Xerxexx
      ...they get laid and work like 4 hours a day. Big difference.
      • Bleh
        They sleep with guys they're not attracted to, to make a decent living with a couple of thousand dollars every month. While Dicaprio makes millions in a couple of days. BIG. FUCKING. DIFFERENCE. Get your shit straight.
        • Blargh
          You're talking nonsense.
        • Xerxexx
          Whoa...You didn't specify sex of said pornstar. Women who get into porn may have issues stemming from molestation from childhood, or a habitual drug addiction and porn seems like a logical way to help themselves...but some, some get into for the same reasons men get in the business. So before you label all porn stars as damaged make sure you check your shit straight. Also your troll is showing.
  • his "green activism" will be the protection of Victoria secret models! God bless him!
  • Artie
    Love him. He totally deserves the break. Can't wait for him to rock the world!
  • The dude's been working hard since growing pains- What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond, Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception, J. Edgar, Django Unchained, The Great Gatsby, The Wolf of Wall Street to name a few. Quality aside for some of his movies, the guy's one of the few people that can say he is both a star and can actually act (I'd group him with guys like Washington, Clooney, Pitt, Damon, etc.).
    • notalent
      I think you forgot one of his movies in that list. (Hint: T_____c)
  • ^Photo => Bitch, I'm fabulous!




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