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Leonardo DiCaprio taking a break from acting to help environment

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After a whirlwind couple of years starring in lots of big-name blockbusters, Leonardo DiCaprio is going to hang up his hat for a spell. He's told German newspaper Bild he plans on taking a break from acting and doing some good. More good than starring in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained?

"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," the 38-year-old told the paper, according to AFP. "I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment." Apparently he's going green at home, as well, because he notes, "My roof is covered with solar panels. My car is electric. A normal person does not drive more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) a day. That can be done with a plug."

Besides Django, DiCaprio has filmed the soon-to-be-released Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street with Martin Scorsese, and in recent years has made weighty pics like Inception, J. Edgar and Shutter Island. So yeah, he probably needs a few months off to exercise his inner Sean Penn.

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