Leonardo DiCaprio likes playing “complicated” characters

Updated: Dec 18, 2011, 16:27 PM IST

Washington: Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed that he chooses his parts based on the characters rather than the genre of the movie.

The ‘Aviator’ star insists that he plans his movie choices according to the roles he finds interesting.

“I’ve never doubted the material I’ve been drawn to. I don’t do a film because I feel it’s time to do a comedy or a science-fiction or another genre,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“I do it because I’m motivated, it interests me, and I feel as if I could be of service to the character. And I like complicated characters,” he said.

The 37-year-old actor stars as FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover in his biopic and is also working on ‘The Great Gatsby’ - an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

The actor also claims that he has enjoyed the experience of both the movies, as he was able to do so much research to prepare for the parts.

“Like ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘J. Edgar’ led to a million questions I wanted answered, and it got me excited to research the character,” he added.

ANI