Leonardo DiCaprio Admits Work Has Taken Toll On His Love Life

"The Great Gatsby" star is still single after dating some of the world’s most beautiful women.

WORK BEFORE PLAY?
Leonardo DiCaprio Esquire  Magazine Cover
Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Erin HeathertonLeonardo DiCaprio has had his fair share of beautiful women over the years.

But at 38-years-old he’s still very much single and now he's confessed to Esquire magazine that work might just be the reason.

“Six months of being on location or being off in Morocco or some place like that is not the best thing for a relationship,” he told the May issue.

DiCaprio, who has been nominated for an Oscar three times without ever striking gold, is about to hit the road again to promote Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby.

Despite being at the top of the Hollywood food chain for more than 16 years, the L.A.-born actor still takes nothing for granted.

“And so you have to understand – getting your foot in the door is like winning the lottery. It’s literally like winning the lottery if you get to have a career,” he added.

“I’ve always felt, Okay, now I’ve gotten this shot, and I’m lucky to have gotten this shot, and if I don’t do this to the best of my ability.

“If I don’t work my a** off and make a life of it -- I’ve squandered this incredibly golden opportunity. And that’s always been what has propelled me.'

The star announced recently that he was going to take a break from movies after working on Django Unchained, the The Great Gatsby  and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street back-to-back-to-back.

The actor became a heartthrob at age 22 when he starred in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet and Titanic, but admits he struggled to cope with his newfound fame and success.

"I really didn’t understand what fame was and I didn’t understand what being in a giant hit was and I didn’t understand what a giant hit Titanic was compared to other giant hits," he told the magazine.

"Most recently, in the last few years, I feel way more comfortable than I've ever felt."

The Great Gatsby, which also stars Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, opens across America on May 10.

And who knows -- now that he has more time on his hands maybe Leo might settle down?

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