Leonardo DiCaprio eyes stage career

Leonardo DiCaprio 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.

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  1. .:sMs:. • February 24, 2014 @ 3:41 PM

    i really like the system in the UK (or at least it appears to be something in place particular to them) where actors can be on the big screen, small screen, stage or radio (and isn’t it cool that they still have radio dramas?) interchangeably. it seems to be such an… american thing, where if you’re an actor of a particular format its unpopular or unappealing to work in others. (though voice acting doesn’t count, as they too are related to voice acting for films versus video games or television.) however, those lines, especially between small and big screen, have relaxed tremendously in the past decade or so.

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