Director Baz Luhrmann says it is not easy to convince Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio for any film. The 53-year-old filmmaker, who directed DiCaprio in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet and 2013 The Great Gatsby, said the the actor is focused when it comes to choosing films and protecting environment, reported Poeple magazine.
“He doesn’t make those decisions lightly, and he put me through the hoops in a really good way. It really was about working with Leonardo again and we were always trying to think of something to do and I had to wear him down,” Luhrmann said.
The Australian-born filmmaker said it was a difficult decision for The Revenant star to work in his romantic drama.
“It was worse! It took longer! But honestly, I admire him for that because the thing about Leonardo, I mean he’s a friend, our families are friends, is that he looks for joy in life, but when it comes to two things, acting and the environment, he just doesn’t take it lightly,” he said.