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January 20, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio taking 'long, long break' from acting

'Django Unchained' actor says he is 'a bit drained' from making three films in two years

Leonardo DiCaprio taking 'long, long break' from acting

Leonardo DiCaprio has said he'll be taking a "long, long break" from acting after making three films in two years.

In an interview with German newspaper Bild, the 38-year-old actor said he was planning on taking a significant break from filming to concentrate on environmental campaigning.

He said: "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."

DiCaprio, who can currently be seen starring in the Quentin Tarantino's western movie Django Unchained, fleshed out his green credentials, saying: "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."

The actor can next be seen in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, which is due out in cinemas on May 10, and has recently completed filming Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Django Unchained was released in UK cinemas on Friday (January 18). Alongside DiCaprio, the film also stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Tarantino regular Samuel L Jackson. You can watch the trailer below.

Video: Django Unchained - Trailer 2

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