Leonardo DiCaprio: Fame is pointless

2013-05-07 22:01
Los Angeles - Leonardo DiCaprio finds fame "empty and pointless".

Despite being one of the world's most famous actors, the 38-year-old actor shuns the celebrity lifestyle and instead prefers to invest his time and reputed $200m fortune in charity work.

Speaking to the new UK issue of Grazia magazine, he said: "The money I've earned has allowed me to involve myself in projects I'm interested in and, above all else, help people who need it. The latter is, without doubt, the best thing about being wealthy.

"You learn, after you've been in the business for a while, that fame is empty and pointless."

Low-key profile

DiCaprio - who plays a self-made millionaire in The Great Gatsby - is keen to keep a low-key profile in order to live a normal life away from the showbiz world and admits it helps him to keep a level head.

He explained: “It's important for me to be in touch with the real world. It helps me as an actor so I live much like I've always been.”

"I don't own boats, or a private jet, or anything that I need staff to take care of. I like to have capital that I can do something productive with."


  • Catherine Lynette van Zyl - 2013-05-08 09:01

    Youre the man at the very least you are one man that has his head screwed on the right way...well done1

  • Manie Moenie Engelbrecht - 2013-05-08 09:54

    A role model if I ever saw one. I wish there was more like him.

  • Janti Cloete - 2013-05-08 11:30

    Easy to say when you are basking in it. But yes - he certainly is a REALLY good actor and it seems to have some heart...

  • Lucy Williamson - 2013-05-08 12:26

    You got my vote Leonarde!

  • Lindy Jeffery - 2013-05-09 13:00

    Fantastic... more like him needed in this world!

  • Riffak Traws - 2013-05-12 01:41

    Fame is the reason he is able to have all those dollars. If anything's empty, it's his statement. There's tons of talent out there, but because they aren't famous they can't share their talent or money with the world. 50 bux to anyone who ate up that crap he said.

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