Leonardo DiCaprio: My Work Schedule "Is Not the Best Thing for a Relationship"

Plus, Great Gatsby star tells Esquire he feels a career in Hollywood is "like winning the lottery"

By Rebecca Macatee Apr 16, 2013 4:51 PMTags
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Leonardo DiCaprio has traveled the world, made incredible films and even done his part to save the planet. But he hasn't settled down with that one special woman—yet.

In a new interview with Esquire, the Great Gatsby star says it's his hectic film schedule that puts a hindrance on his dating life.

"Six months of being on location or being off in Morocco or someplace like that is not the best thing for a relationship," he says.

But that's not to say he's complaining. The 38-year-old actor says that "getting your foot in the door [in Hollywood] is like winning the lottery."

"It's literally like winning the lottery if you get to have a career," he continues. "And I've always felt, 'Okay, now I've gotten this show, and I'm lucky to have gotten this show, and if I don't do this to the best of my ability—if I don't work my ass off and make a life of it—I've squandered this incredibly golden opportunity. And that's always been what has propelled me."

Clearly he's making the most of his well-deserved jackpot.