After An Exhausting Run, Leonardo DiCaprio is Taking a ‘Long, Long Break’ From Acting

Leonardo DiCaprio Django Unchained eventAfter working back-to-back with Tarantino, Luhrmann and Scorsese on Django Unchained, The Great Gatsby and The Wolf On Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio will be putting some space between him and his craft.

“I am a bit exhausted. I’m now going to take a long, long break. I shot three films in two years and I’m just worn out,” DiCaprio told the German tabloid magazine Bild.

Leo, who said that he was “almost sick” when he read his character’s lines in the Django Unchained script, clarified that he would not be in hiding for his “break,” which will involve him improving the world and doing good for the environment.  Continue reading “After An Exhausting Run, Leonardo DiCaprio is Taking a ‘Long, Long Break’ From Acting”

Spike Lee Won’t Be Seeing ‘Django Unchained,’ Calls Tarantino ‘Disrespectful’

Spike Lee 2012Critics like Betsy Sharkey of the L.A. Times may call Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino’s most “entertaining film yet,” but one person will not be seeing the pre-Civil War Western starring Jamie Foxx.

“I can’t speak on it cause I’m not gonna see it,” Spike Lee told VIBE. “All I’m gonna say is, it’d be disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. That’s the only thing I’m gonna say. I can’t disrespect my ancestors. Can’t do it. Can’t do it. That’s me.”

This isn’t the first time Lee has expressed annoyance towards Tarantino. After the release of 1997’s Jackie Brown, Lee told Variety that he was not pleased with the use of the N-word.

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