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DiCaprio to Focus on Environment During 'Long Break' from Acting

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After filming three intense movies (“Django Unchained”, “The Great Gatsby”, and “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Leonardo DiCaprio has decided to take some time for himself – and, not surprisingly, the planet.

“I am a bit drained,” he told the German newspaper 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.”

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

As we’ve seen over the last couple years, Leo had devoted significant time to conservation issues – in particular ocean habitat and increased protections for endangered species of lions, tigers, and elephants. In 2010, he donated $1M to the World Wildlife Fund for urgent tiger conservation efforts.

“Illegal poaching of tigers for their parts and massive habitat loss due to palm oil, timber and paper production are driving this species to extinction,” said DiCaprio. “If we don’t take action now, one of the most iconic animals on our planet could be gone in just a few decades. By saving tigers, we can also protect some of our last remaining ancient forests and improve the lives of indigenous communities.”

In the interview with Bild, DiCaprio also championed his green credentials.

“My roof is covered with solar panels,” he said 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.”

This past July, the 38-year-old actor announced that he was partnering with luxury electric automaker Fisker to promote their mutual passion for global sustainability.

“My foundation supports efforts to secure a sustainable future for our planet and all its inhabitants,” he said. “I am delighted to be working with Fisker Automotive to promote this shared vision.”

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  • Kirsty

    I love this guy …

  • veganamericanprincess

    Becoming vegan would be a good move for Leo!

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