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DiCaprio plans break: Actor says he's 'worn out'

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(Read caption) Leonardo DiCaprio plans a break from acting after being nominated for a Golden Globe for his appearance in 'Django Unchained.'

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Academy Award-nominated thespian Leonardo DiCaprio, who most recently appeared in the Quentin Tarantino film “Django Unchained,” told a German newspaper that he’s planning on taking “a long, long break” from acting.

“I am a bit drained," DiCaprio told 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.” 

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The actor said he wanted to concentrate on his activism in environmental causes. 

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

DiCaprio was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for “Django,” in which he played venomous plantation owner Calvin Candie. He is slated to appear as the title character in the Baz Luhrmann adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” which is scheduled for a May 10 release this year, and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by his frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese, which is rumored to be scheduled for release near the end of 2013.

DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, for the films "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "The Aviator," and "Blood Diamond," respectively.