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DiCaprio: Fame can make you nuts

Published 17/02/2010 | 15:09

Leonardo DiCaprio says his friends keep him grounded
Leonardo DiCaprio says his friends keep him grounded

Leonardo DiCaprio tries not to take his fame too seriously.

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The 35-year-old actor-producer, who was propelled to stardom in Titanic, is aware that Hollywood hype doesn't last.

"Just because you've done a good performance once doesn't mean you're always going to be good - that's why some of the greatest actors in the world have gone a little bit nuts," he told Parade.com.

"They're saying to themselves, 'What happened? You used to love me?' It's an easy trap to fall into. You just have to realise that when you're hot, you're hot, and when you're not, you're not."

Leo - who has his fourth reunion with Martin Scorsese in the forthcoming Shutter Island - says his friends keep him grounded.

"I know this is going to sound lame, but one of my favourite things is hanging out with my friends - they take me away from the world of showbusiness and keep me grounded," he added.

"It brings me back to who I am. When I didn't want to go out in public after all the craziness surrounding Titanic, they sort of pushed me out the door. They were like, 'Are you going to hide out like a little hermit?'"

:: Shutter Island will be released on March 12.

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