May 2nd, 2013
05:15 PM ET
Leo DiCaprio: I need an acting break
Perhaps Leo DiCaprio can hook up with Ryan Gosling to unwind, sip mai-tais and not act together. (Guys if you do this - please call us.)
The 38-year-old "Great Gatsby" star told CNN Wednesday that he, like Gosling, is ready to take a break from the business.
Between "Django Unchained," "Gatsby" and the upcoming "Wolf of Wall Street," “I just did three films in a row - I was in New Orleans and Australia and New York shooting all three of those movies," DiCaprio said at the premiere of Baz Luhrmann's film on Wednesday.
"[I'm] taking a little break right now, not a long one. A little break, and [I'm] going to find out what’s next. There will probably be two films of mine this year, and I suppose you’ll get a little sick of me for the time being."
Not that we could ever get sick of Leo, but we get it, everyone needs some downtime. Judging from our conversation with the actor about his character Jay Gatsby in the upcoming adaptation, we vote he uses the extra space on his calendar to start a book club.
"My take on Jay Gatsby is far different than when I first picked up the book in junior high school," DiCaprio said. "It’s a deeply American novel, and it’s incredibly timeless. In a lot of ways, when [F. Scott] Fitzgerald was talking about the decadence and great wealth and waste of this time period, the 1920s, the emergence of this new economy, this new superpower in the world, he was almost talking about American royalty."
The novel's still applicable to today's times, the actor continued, seeing that part of "what made this novel so famous is he predicted the great crash of the late 20s, early 30s, and that’s a cycle that keeps repeating itself in our country, and it’s something that’s happening to us as a civilization worldwide. It’s a deeply American novel because here you have this central figure, Jay, that has created himself from nothing in this new emerging economy, this new emerging country ... so people really connect with this guy and this novel, and it’s a seminal part of what this country is in a lot of ways."
And then there's the perspective, as director Luhrmann recalls DiCaprio telling him early on, that "'Fitzgerald manages with words to say what everyone is thinking and feeling but you can’t quite say it,'" the filmmaker said. "He can do that with words, and I had to find a visual translation of that."
"The Great Gatsby" opens May 10, with the soundtrack - which is now streaming in full on NPR's website - arriving May 7.
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not a big hype....
When has he ever "acted" ? You have to have some talent as an actor to have ever acted.
He is a great actor, just look at him.
...and we need a break from your box office flops. Thanks leo...
Ask Tom hanks.
Leo should take a break and then see how not being a star turns out when he comes back to half the fame.
Ask russel Crowe how that worked out.
AND WHERE---– IS MY FAVORITE--– LAUGHING,GIGGLE, TICKLE MONSTER, PHOTO ?- I NEED IT-–I HAVE TO SEE THIS-– PHOTO--AT LEAST-- ONCE A WEEK---AND THE -I'M HUNG OVER,DEPRESSED,AND IRRATED PHOTO- NEEDS TO STOP-–AND THE SULKING PHOTO,TOO--–
IF YOU GIVE A SITUATION TIME TO WORK ITSELF OUT IT ALWAYS REVEALS THE TRUTH....
SO JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH THE MOVIE...
I am a proud, gay man, just like Leo.
LEO DICAPRIO , IF YOU READ THIS UNDERSTAND....ALL I AM DOING IS TELLING THE TRUTH.
I AM NOT GOING TO LIE AND SAY YOU LOOK HAPPY WHEN YOU LOOK SAD....
PEOPLE WHAT IS THE PROBLEM.....ITS A GOOD THING WHEN A PERSONS
CAN DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES THEY NEED A BREAK...I KNOW SOME ACTORS
WHO CAN'T DIFFERENTIATE ACTING FROM THERE PERSONAL LIFE...
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU HAVE TO CUT YOUR LOSSES AND
REMOVED ALL STRESS INCLUDING THE LEECHES.....
F*k off, SKY. You are a troll and a moron.
Leo needs a rest from hollywood he's very confused...
WANNA SEE IT SKY...ITS CALLED STALKING CHARGES...
NO? THEN SHUT THE F CK UP AND GO HANDLE YOUR DAILY DUTIES
THAT'S ALL THEY ARE..
STFU GOT HER...
GET LOST BEFORE WE MAKE YOUUUUUUUUUU LOOK STUPID....ARE YOU GAY SKY?
A LOVER AND MONEY AND YES PEOPLE HANGING AROUND IS NOT HAPPINESS.
CUT YOUR LOSSES. LEACHES ..I DON'T KNOW WHY RICH PEOPLE HAVE LEACHES
HANGING AROUND...CUT YOUR LOSSES AND MOVE ON...
I am! Me, me, me!
We'll let you rest up. Just don't stay gone long. Can't be without the best actor ever!
We could use a break from him too.
he's almost 40 and he needs a break...love you leo...all the best
according to the law...its all garbage...thanks
we have it dear.
Peace; he's in character for the film Great Gatsby, that is why the hair gel. Use your brain.
Sky; it's not a blog, it's just a comment board. If you were to start a blog we could all more easily avoid reading it.
He is? Thank you for telling me. Btw, I guess I should have added a "lol" to my comment so you wouldn't think I didn't have a brain. 🙂 Good day, JGN!
I DO BELIEVE IN SMELLING A MAN'S BUTT BEFORE MARRIAGE.
Me too, only for me, marriage is legal in just 10 or 11 states.
What ever product he's using in his hair looks terrible. I thought the greasy look went out a long time ago...?
he needs a break from the garbage....
have a good rest dear...happy about the girlfirend.
good luck dear you deserved better.
THE TRUTH IS THE BEST THING THAT CAN HELP A PERSON.....SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOT TO
CUT YOUR TIES AND BE ALONE....AND WORK OUT PERSONAL THINGS....
But his ties are expensive – why would he cut them?
good job leo.
He'd look much better with a dollop of dung on his forehead.
SKY YOUR POSTS ARE JUST LIKE YOU ALL AIR NO SUBSTANANCE. AT LEAST I'M GROUNDED IN MY BELIEFS.
if he had allo the money in the world...he would not be talking too YOU
FACT: A PERSON HAD ALL THE WEALTH IN THE WORLD, HE DID EVERYTHING HIS HEARTS DESIRED.....
BUT IN THE END HE SAID THE BEST THING IS FOR A PERSON TO LOOK AT HIS WORK AND
ENJOY HIS MEAL.....EVERYTHING ELSE IS POINTLESS......WHY?
TAKE A RIDE ON YOUR BOAT, AND TALK TO GOD, JUST YOU AND HIM.
HAPPY IS HE WHO SATISFIES HIS SPIRITUAL NEEDS. ALL YOUR FLESHLY DESIRES
YOU HAVE SATISFIED AND YOU STILL AREN'T HAPPY.
FACT: I AM AN INSUFFERABLE IDIOT, A SUBLITERATE MORON WITH A WEAK GRASP OF MY OWN LANGUAGE. I AM RIDDLED WITH FAULTY LOGIC, MUDDLED THINKING AND AN OBSESSION WITH BABBLING INCESSANTLY ON THESE BLOGS.
FACT: I AM UNCLEAR ON THE MEANING OF THE WORD FACT.
take it easy...its just blogging.
all the acting jobs, new girlfriend and he looks amazing.....all is going so smooth for him now i am so happy
we know all about that do dear...good night.
Hard to take a break from something he never really did in the first place.
Last Saturday I bought a top of the range Mercedes-Benz S-class from having made $7607 this past 5 weeks and also $10,000 last month. This is really the most financially rewarding work I've ever done. I started this 8 months ago and right away was making at least $87 per hour. This is what I do Rich4.Com__
i hear leo has a great girlfriend i am so happy he's hanging out with the right girl
they have a prenup