It can be hard to meet the right person, however, when you're one of the most recognizable people on the planet. Still, DiCaprio says, he loves what he does.
"If I wanted to quit acting, I could have done it a long time ago. I love making movies," he admits. "I feel lucky and fortunate to do it, and it is absolutely worth sacrificing a lot of my private life. I don’t think anyone [famous] ever really gets used to it. It’s always surreal."
In the meantime, the 41-year-old actor is not complaining.
"At the end of the day, there are people with much harder jobs who sacrifice a lot more of their own lives to do them, people in the armed forces," he explains. "I don’t want to hear myself complain about the hardships of being famous—because I do have the freedom to stop, if I wanted to."
Even though he's fortunate, the actor did recently admit what "a joy" it was to shave off his epic beard after finishing his latest critically acclaimed film.
"We had a fantastic makeup artist in this movie who did all of the stuff from the bear mauling and there was wax that she dribbled all over my face every day," the actor said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "It was about a four- to five-hour makeup job every day with all of the scars."