Leonardo DiCaprio wants to star in a stage play. The 39-year-old actor - who catapulted to the spotlight in 1997's Titanic
- has his sights set on performing in theater after enjoying a film career spanning two decades, and is already looking at scripts for both classic and new productions. He told Daily Mail
: ''I have thought about theater on and off over the years but other things keep getting in the way. Maybe now's the time.''
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 theater work further.
He explained: ''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 of plays and stuff. I would love to do it.'' Bernard Hiller - an acting teacher who has given top Hollywood stars acting master classes in Los Angeles - approves of the idea, and thinks Leo would be great for theater.