Leonardo DiCaprio plans to take a break from acting

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Say it ain't so, Leo!

Leonardo DiCaprio may be about to disappear from our movie screens. The acclaimed actor told a German newspaper on Friday (Jan. 18) that he was ready to take a break from acting for awhile.

"I am a bit drained," DiCaprio explained to a reporter from the German newspaper, Bild. "I'm going to take a long, long break now. I've done three films in two years and I'm just worn out."

How does a star like DiCaprio plan to spend such leisure time? While the actor was not specific, he did mention environmental causes and a desire to "improve the world a bit."

Don't worry too much yet about a lack of Leo in our lives. In addition to his role in the critically acclaimed "Django Unchained," DiCaprio will appear in two other films this year. "The Great Gatsby" (from Baz Luhrmann) with the actor as Jay Gatsby will be released in May, while "The Wolf of Wall Street" (directed by Martin Scorsese) will follow later in the year.

Although he was already well-known as a child and teen actor (receiving his first of three Oscar nominations for 1993's "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?"), DiCaprio catapulted to worldwide mega-fame with his starring role in the epic "Titanic" in 1997. Since then, he has been a regular fixture of the movie scene.

We can probably survive a year or two off.

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