Ya know? I’d kinda forgotten how much Leonardo DiCaprio rules. And then I saw Django Unchained, and I was all like. Oh yeah! That’s right. Leo rules. The actor has been bringing us amazing performances over the years and 2012 was no different. A lot of us are expecting similar awesomeness when The Great Gatsby premieres later this year, but we won’t be seeing a whole lot of Leo after that. The actor has just announced that he’s taking a hiatus from acting so he can focus on making the world a better place (as if he wasn’t already doing that, lol). Click inside to learn more!
Complex has the story:
With movies like The Departed, Revolutionary Road, and Django Unchained on his résumé, Leonardo DiCapriohas solidified himself as one of the best actors currently working in Hollywood. But anyone expecting to see much more of him in the immediate future might be in for some disappointment because during an interview with the German media outlet Bild (via BuzzFeed), DiCaprio stated that he is going to take a well-deserved vacation from the acting world.
“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 told the site. In the meantime he said, “I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”
This news comes just a few weeks after DiCaprio was snubbed for an Academy Award for his work on Django Unchained, which was more than deserving of some recognition. Maybe people will realize just how talented he really is when he isn’t around for a while. But for people who already know just how great he is, you can take solace in the fact that he has two movies still scheduled for release this year: The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street, where he will re-team with director Martin Scorsese.
Well, I’m gonna miss Leo like cray. But I think it’s always a good idea to take time to yourself. And it sounds like Leo has some things related to society and the environment that he wants to get involved in, so kudos to him.
Anyway, it’s gonna be really interesting to see what kind of projects he takes on when he returns to acting! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ll let Leo take this break, and we shall spend the time re-living and re-lurving all his throwback performances. For me, that means a lot of The Departed. Like, a lot.