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Leonardo DiCaprio undeterred by on-screen violence

Actor says his focus has been to make his movies great art

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  • Published: 10:31 March 8, 2013
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  • Actor Leonardo DiCaprio says he is not deterred by too much on-screen violence as long as he makes great art.

Leonardo DiCapro says filming violent scenes like in Django Unchained doesn’t deter him from wanting his movies to be great art.

The bloody revenge film about slavery before the US Civil War has fuelled some of the debate about whether Hollywood shows too much on-screen violence. DiCaprio portrays a ruthless plantation owner encountered by a freed slave and bounty hunter, played by Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz respectivey.

DiCaprio told reporters in South Korea on Thursday, “My philosophy has kind of always been the same: Pain is temporary, film is forever.”

If he gives his films all the focus he can and the elements come together correctly, “you come out with a great piece of art”.

The actor said it was his first visit to South Korea.

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