Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly "burned" himself out.
The Wolf of Wall Street star has been told to slow down by his friends as they fear his hectic work schedule is having a negative effect on his health and personal life. "Leo has been working like a demon over the past three years - and it's now starting to come back and haunt him. He's pretty burned out at the moment and suffering from insomnia from pushing himself so hard. Everybody is begging Leo to slow down but he's just very focused on making a lot of money right now -- to the exclusion of almost everything else," a source said.
However, it appears the 39-year-old actor has been investing his money wisely as he recently spent $10 million on a new four-bedroom apartment in New York. He also splashed out $8 million on an apartment adjacent to a $4 million home he already owns in the eco-friendly 2 River Terrace in Battery Park City last month. And in February, he spent $5.2 million on a six-bedroom mansion in Palm Springs, California.
Leonardo DiCaprio wants to star in a stage play.
The 39-year-old actor - who was catapulted to the spotlight in 1997's Titanic - has his sights set on performing in theaters after enjoying a film career spanning two decades, and is already looking at scripts for both classic and new productions.
"I have thought about theater on and off over they years but other things keep getting in the way. Maybe now's the time," he said.
Leonardo has been nominated for a number of awards for his work over the past year - including an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort in The Wolf Of Wall Street - but he wants to wait until after awards season before he explores theatre work further. "I'm going to get all of this - the awards and traveling - over with and maybe, just maybe, there will be a play. I've actually been looking at a bunch plays and stuff. I would love to do it," he explained.
Leonardo DiCaprio plans to play former President Theodore Roosevelt for his next film role.
The Wolf of Wall Street actor is pushing for a biopic of the 26th leader of the US to go into production with director Martin Scorsese at the helm. "Leo is telling friends that after his latest movie proved to be a massive box office hit, he's pushing forward with his biopic of Roosevelt which will re-team him with Martin Scorsese. He says it's 'now or never' as he's patiently waited almost a decade for the money to materialize," a source said.
Leonardo will likely have to bulk out to play the strapping president - who was in office from1901 to 1909 - but the source says he's up for the challenge. "He'll do whatever it takes. This is the movie Leo wants to win an Oscar for, and he talks about it all the time," the insider said.
The movie will be based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, but some in Leonardo's camp are worried about the appeal of a political movie, after his last real life historical piece, 2011's J. Edgar - about famed former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover - was a flop.
Leonardo DiCaprio needed "a lot of chiropractic work" after filming The Wolf of Wall Street.
The 39-year-old actress portrays notorious stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the movie, and he was advised by the banker on how to act in a scene where he had to crawl to a car while on drugs - and he found mimicking his moves incredibly painful.
"I didn't know anything about Quaaludes, and he had taken a tremendous amount of them. I videotaped him on the floor, rolling around, and he really articulated to me that you have every intention of going to a certain destination, but your body doesn't go along with you. We shot it for, like, a week, and it was a lot of chiropractic work for me because it was incredibly painful," he told The New York Post.
Meanwhile, Leonardo's co-star Jonah Hill admits he wouldn't use the expletive-filled language of the movie in his everyday life: "I'm happy to be in Scorsese's movie. I try not to use those phrases at home. But the script's so brutally honest I didn't mind saying them.
Margot Robbie violently slapped Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of The Wolf of Wall Street.
The 23-year-old actress got caught in the moment while filming Martin Scorsese's new black comedy and accidentally hit her A-list co-star hard across the face, much to her horror. However, the 39-year-old hunk - who plays womanizing stockbroker Jordan Belfort - was impressed with her courage and asked her to do it again.
"I got a little lost in the moment. I slapped his face and said, 'F**k you!' There was a stunned silence then they all burst out laughing. I'd thought they were going to sue me. I apologized profusely but Leo said, 'That was brilliant. Hit me in the face again!'" she told GQ.
Meanwhile, Margot has admitted she finds it hard maintaining a slender figure for the cameras and tends to yo-yo diet because she can't resist fatty food. "I don't have a very good diet. I love beer, fries, burgers, but if I have to get in a bikini then I ear carrot sticks for three days. I'm one extreme or the other. I'm not good at doing moderation," the blonde bombshell joked.
While audiences across the country are raving about Martin Scorsese's latest film The Wolf of Wall Street, one woman who was incidentally caught up in the real life drama is making it clear that she has a bone to pick with the Oscar-winning director and his star, Leonardo DiCaprio.
In an open letter in LA Weekly, Christina McDowell - the daughter of Tom Prousalis, a former associate of real life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort - condemns Scorsese and DiCaprio (who portrays Belfort in the film) for glamorizing crime:
"So here's the deal. You people are dangerous. Your film is a reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining, even as the country is reeling from yet another round of Wall Street scandals. We want to get lost in what? These phony financiers' fun sexcapades and coke binges? Come on, we know the truth. This kind of behavior brought America to its knees."
Leonardo DiCaprio saw people "intoxicated by their own self-importance" growing up in Los Angeles.
The actor doesn't think he'll ever get carried away with money like his character Jordan Belfort in Wolf of Wall Street or drugs or booze because he has seen people make bad choices and he doesn't want to do the same.
"I grew up in Los Angeles, I was born in Hollywood, so I've seen firsthand the destructive nature of that town and how people are intoxicated by their own self-importance and surrounded by temptation on a daily basis. I wouldn't say it was a dangerous place but there's all sorts of choices in life and I've always tried to focus on one thing. No matter how much talent you have you have to be in the right place in the right time. I understand that I'm lucky to be given this amazing opportunity, it's what I've always wanted to do so I'm not going to waste it."
Jonah Hill has confirmed Leonardo DiCaprio was throwing up on the set of The Wolf of Wall Street.
The actor decided to take revenge on his co-star for "basically beat[ing] the c**p" out of him for six months while filming Martin Scorsese's new black comedy, and tricked Leonardo into eating so much sushi that the A-list actor was "throwing up into a waste bin."
Jonah used his improvisation skills to insist, "No, you have it," in every take of a scene in which his character was supposed to scoff the Japanese delicacy, and the raw fish obviously didn't agree with Leonardo. When asked if the Titanic hunk had got his own back yet, Jonah joked to E! News, "Well, now he is! Since you asked him that question he's probably going to beat me up again!"
Aside from the vomit-inducing prank, Jonah claims the pair got on brilliantly while making the film based on New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort's memoir and believes their chemistry shines through on screen. "No, he's the greatest. I was really happy with how [his and Leo's characters'] relationship is, you know the business partners and best friends, and I think if I didn't love and respect Leo and have that love for him, that wouldn't have come through as much as it did," Jonah explained.
David Beckham wants Brad Pitt to portray him in a movie about his life.
The retired soccer star is a fan of the Hollywood hunk and thinks if a film were ever made about him, Brad, 49, would be a good choice for the starring role. "I think Brad would be the obvious choice. I'd like Brad to be playing me - him or Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the two. Or Bradley Cooper. They're not bad looking guys," David joked.
Leonardo DiCaprio worries directing movies would make him even more "obsessive."
The Great Gatsby star already becomes consumed by acting roles and is cautious about following in the footsteps of fellow actors turned directors such as Ben Affleck and James Franco because he fears that stepping behind the camera will be too much for him.
"I've been talking about directing a lot. But I'm still not sure I'm going to do it. When you're a director you have so many different elements you need to be in control of. I get very obsessive when I do movies and it encompasses my life. And I don't know how I'd react to 200 different people asking me questions. I might spiral off into some other dimension of obsessiveness. For now, playing the character and being responsible for myself is what I'm doing."
Despite his reservations, the 38-year-old Hollywood star thinks directing will always be interesting to him and he can imagine trying it at some point in the future. In an interview with the new Australian edition of GQ magazine, he said, "You never know. I might give it a try because it does seem fun."
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