DiCaprio's latest movie Django Unchained is among this year's Oscars favourites, and he is also preparing to release a big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street with Martin Scorsese.
However, DiCaprio insists that after such a busy year, fans will have to wait a long time before they see him in another picture.
He tells Germany's Bild: "I'm a little bit drained. I am now going to take a long, long break."
When asked about plans for his hiatus, DiCaprio suggested he plans to focus on his love of environmental activism, adding: "I would like to improve the world a bit."
During the interview, the Titanic star also revealed he speaks some German and actually practised with his Austrian/German co-star Christoph Waltz while they were making Django Unchained.