Leonardo DiCaprio covers August Man next month, in a preppy gingham shirt and cardigan. We’re used to seeing him in baseball caps and sunglasses, so this photo shoot is refreshing. So is his interview: the actor talks about turning 40 two years from now, something that hasn’t hit him yet: “I guess the big four-o hasn’t entered my consciousness yet. I believe it’s very important to look back on the choices you’ve made and re-analyze where you want your life to go and the things you want to do as an individual. I came from a lower middle-class background where, for me, being an actor never seemed like an achievable dream.” Apparently, the fact that he even got a role, ever, motivated him to work hard and bought him to the level of professionalism that he flaunts today. “My goal is to keep doing great work… I haven’t stopped yet and hopefully the work will never stop. While I’m here, I will always have that drive to not only produce great work, but to make a difference in the world.” Although he announced a break from acting, DiCaprio will be back on the screen when the timing is right. Meanwhile enjoy his presence in Django Unchained, and later on this year, in The Great Gatsby.
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