Prolific actor Leonardo DiCaprio announced that he would be taking an extended hiatus from showbiz in order to focus on his environmental campaign. Leo also suggested a reason for the break was that he was exhausted after doing so many movies over such a short period of time.
Here is what he told a German magazine just a few days ago:
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.
The three films he is talking about are of course, Django Unchained, The Great Gatsby and frequent collaborator Martian Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. These films may be the last chance we get to see Leo in front of a camera for a while before he goes off to save the world.Django, for which Leo received an Oscar snub once again, is currently out in theaters. The Great Gatsby, originally scheduled for a Christmas release like Django, was bumped back to May to avoid competition. Lastly The Wolf of Wall Street will see Leo portraying the true story of a real life white collar criminal, much as he did back in 2002 in Catch Me If You Can.
Leo will be sorely missed, and I may be a bit selfish in hoping his environmental campaign isn’t too terribly long and he’ll be back sooner rather than later.