5 Wise Thoughts From Leonardo DiCaprio's Parade Interview

Leonardo DiCaprio.

He's a true talent. A timeless actor. Someone who still deserves an Oscar. Leonardo DiCaprio is arguably one of the best actors in Hollywood who has never seemed to get enough credit. His iconic roles are in the biggest movies in history yet he goes un-awarded creating the very humbling and gracious actor he is today. DiCaprio will continue to capture the hearts of millions by captivating movie goers in numerous roles. There really isn't anything DiCaprio can't do and he doesn't need an award to prove it.

Parade Magazine captured the essence of how DiCaprio made a name for himself and sustained an impressive career.

On Sacrifice

"If I wanted to quit acting, I could have done it a long time ago. I love making movies. I feel lucky and fortunate to do it, and it is absolutely worth sacrificing a lot of my private life. I don't think anyone [famous] ever really gets used to it. It's always surreal."

On Staying Humble

"At the end of the day, there are people with much harder jobs who sacrifice a lot more of their own lives to do them, people in the armed forces. I don't want to hear myself complain about the hardships of being famous—because I do have the freedom to stop, if I wanted to."

On Marriage

"The truth is, you can't predict marriage. You can't plan it. It's just going to happen when it happens."

On Childhood

"Very early on I was always impersonating different characters, imitating people who came by. I loved doing that and getting the amazing experience of seeing people's reactions. You see your parents laughing. It's a communal family experience, and you share that love, you know?"

On Acting/Movies

"Acting always represented a way out for me. I saw many things in the neighborhoods where I grew up that were pretty terrifying. Acting takes you away from reality. Being able to escape was important. Movies do that for me. Two hours inside of a theater can transport you into a completely other universe. To me, that's the beauty of movies."

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