Leonardo DiCaprio has worked with notable directors, including Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu for his latest The Revenant, throughout his career. Besides famously teaming up with Martin Scorsese for five films—most recently for The Wolf of Wall Street—DiCaprio has worked with Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, and Quentin Tarantino. While promoting The Revenant a.k.a the hardest film he's ever done DiCaprio sat with Collider. There he was asked if he has considered directing and his answer may surprise you.
DiCaprio, who seems to have his hand in everything thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and activist ways has not found himself behind a camera. He explained why telling Collider he's not into the idea "right now."
But from the interview you gather DiCaprio really could step up to the plate in the way he excitedly talks about the work of The Revenant's director of photography Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki who he called "masterful."
"He really creates this unbelievable intimacy in this film—especially with some of the major fight sequences or some of the spectacle…You really feel like you're there,” said DiCaprio. "There's really nobody like him out there in my opinion."
DiCaprio is always full of surprises so maybe directing could be what’s in store next.