Press Trust of India
December 31, 2010 17:04 IST
Hollywood star Leonardo Dicaprio has come a long way from his lover boy role in Titanic and the actor says that he continues to be demanding when it comes to accepting new projects.
"I want it to be special and really original. For me, the three elements there have to be are; it has to be a great
script, with a great director and great people to work with. That's what I want and I guess it would sum up the dream for any actor," the actor said.
DiCaprio became an overnight sensation with his portrayal of Jack Dawson but keen to shed his pretty-boy
persona, the actor opted for gritty roles in movies like Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Departed.
The 36-year-old star has not looked back since then and has essayed a variety of roles including a dream snatcher in Christopher Nolan's 'Inception', one of the highest grossing movies of 2010, the Contactmusic reported.
DiCaprio's demanding nature appealed Nolan to cast him in Inception.
"He is extremely demanding, which actually helped me work out in 'Inception' where in there is emotional importance in the story."
Nolan had an ambition to work with the star, and was delighted when he agreed to appear in his movie, and was even happier when he realised how dedicated the actor is.
"Leo is someone I had been trying to work with for years. I'd met him many times and nothing had come together, but I finally managed to convince him with this one and he brought an incredible amount of emotional focus to his character," he adds.