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Every time Leonardo DiCaprio stars in a movie, it’s always one worth seeing. However, DiCaprio declared he’s taking a long hiatus from acting.

DiCaprio, who was most recently seen in Django Unchained, is starring as the title role in The Great Gatsby this summer and just finished filming Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street due out later this year. In 2011, he was in Clint Eastwood’s political drama J. Edgar, and in 2010 he appeared in two films, Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Scorsese’s Shutter Island.

He told a German news outlet, the Bild (sourced via Indiewire): “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.”

So, what is he going to do while he’s taking his hiatus? He answered, “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 kilometres (31 miles) a day. That can be done with a plug.”

It’s very admirable he’s taking a break to “improve the world a bit!” We’ll be very excited to see him return to films, probably in a few years. For now, we wish DiCaprio a very enjoyable and well-deserved break!

What are your thoughts on DiCaprio taking a break from Hollywood?

  • guest

    Good for him.

  • Daughter of Eve

    He should save the world and create his legacy while he’s away. Little Leo’s will be adorable

  • hpboy13

    Hmm, I wonder if he’d still be taking this break if he’d gotten his Oscar nomination. Either way, wish him the best, and can’t wait to see the Great Gatsby!

  • http://twitter.com/dreamfall31 Kevin Slechta

    As much as I love him, I don’t want him to become as over-saturated as Jonny Depp now is.

    • Sam

      There can never be enough Johnny Depp -__-

  • Hugo Weasley

    He shouldn’t fly if hes so dedicated to reducing his carbon footprint…

    • Betsy

      How do you suggest he get places, then? Boat? Or do boats create too much pollution? Raft? Teleportation?

      • Hugo Weasley

        are you for pollution or something? I dont understand why you’re ripping on me over this.

        • melissa

          Surely you can agree that its a bit ridiculous to suggest that anyone, especially an actor who must travel to work, shouldn’t fly… Even those who want to help the environment sometimes have no other option. It certainly doesn’t mean that they’re “for pollution.” He does much more to reduce his carbon footprint than most people do. I don’t understand why you felt the need to criticize him for flying.

  • Bumble

    Oh. No. He has been on Tumblr…

    • Louis

      Poor Leo. I love his movies but these stuff about not getting rewards is just too sad. I mean he does get recognized but no Oscar’s really? That is just absurd. Leo is a very good actor. And yeah, maybe he has been on Tumblr like a masochist.

  • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

    How many times is he going to pull this? I feel like he’s just doing it so every time he comes back we all care. Nope.

  • http://twitter.com/NatashaPeartree Natasha Pereira

    I think he just got pissed at lack of oscar attention lol

  • Dra

    Me thinks he’s just doing this time off thing to garner an Oscar nomination next year for Gatsby or Wolf

  • Jill

    Everyone deserves a break

  • Me


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607519910 Catherine Lai

    Aww, he’s my favourite actor. And I know he’s an environmental advocate, but the sentence “fly around the world doing good for the environment” is inherently contradictory :/

  • http://twitter.com/Red_Fiasco Cris

    Jesus Christ, he thinks he’s Superman.

  • 7Starrchasers

    Ofcourse he feels this way! Poor Leo.. =(

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudioCatino CCMASTER_01

    So I take it there won’t be an ‘Inception’ sequel soon.

  • hmmm

    “I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”

  • Samuel

    ‘I will fly around the world doing good for the environment’ – he’s joking, right?

  • swiftlove19

    “I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.” contradictory?

  • RedRocksLoving

    Free at last, free at last!

  • Mimi

    My first though when reading this headline: “Oh, crap. Don’t give up on us now, Leo! They’ll have to give you that Oscar one day!”

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