New York: Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to give up acting for a time after the hit movie Titanic.
DiCaprio was back to being considered â€˜another piece of cute meatâ€™ after the 1997 filmâ€™s spectacular box office success, an image he had wanted to get away after his days on the cover of teen magazines.
â€œIt was pretty disheartening to be objectified like that. I wanted to stop acting for a little bit,â€ he said at the Newsweekâ€™s Oscar panel discussion.
â€œIt changed my life in a lot of ways, but at the same time, I canâ€™t say that it didnâ€™t give me opportunities.â€
After many successful movies and critical acclaim, DiCaprio said he loves acting. â€œThereâ€™s no other art form in the world that affects me more. Thereâ€™s nothing that I walk away from feeling transformed by the way I do with cinema,â€ he said.