Leonardo DiCaprio taking hiatus from movies after ‘Django Unchained’

 

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio admitted he needs a “break” from movies after starring in Quentin Tarantino’s controversial film Django Unchained.”

“I am a bit drained,” he reportedly told the German publication the Bild. “I’m now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out.”

Getting into character for his role as the ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie seems to have taken its toll on the 38-year-old.

“Django” co-star Jamie Foxx revealed that DiCaprio really struggled with his character’s racist language. “To watch Leo knee-jerk, that’s what I hope people understand – when he had to say some of that language he was like, ‘Buddy, this is … wow!’” Foxx told the UK news outlet The Sun.

DiCaprio’s other “Django co-star Samuel L. Jackson had to talk him through it, Foxx reported.

Jackson reportedly said, “Hey man, it’s just another Tuesday. Get over that man. It is what it is.”

DiCaprio wasn’t the only one who had a problem with his character’s racial slurs. The film has been widely attacked for its frequent use of the ‘n’ word.

Filmmaker Spike Lee went as far to say that the movie was “disrespectful to my ancestors.”

Now that DiCaprio’s calendar is wide open, the Golden Globe winner will be focusing his own energy on the energy crisis.

“I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment,” DiCaprio told the Bild.

Puffing his green lifestyle during the interview, he said, “My roof is covered with solar panels. My car is electric. A normal person does not drive more than 50km a day. That can be done with a plug.”

DiCaprio is also starring in the upcoming film “The Great Gatsby and Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf of Wall Street.”

 

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  1. ryansouth says:

    Did anyone see that Obama mentioned the movie Django on Milk the Bull???

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  3. jjbuff says:

    Its funny to hear spike lee of all people to complain about the use of the n word. What a hypocrite!! Love the way that word is used in everything from the ghetto to rap videos to everyday life and i have blk friends who use it constantly. U cant have it both ways its either good for all or not acceptable for ALL.

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