DiCaprio says on-screen violence doesn't deter him

Friday, 08 March 2013 - 18:11

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Leonardo DiCaprio 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 U.S. Civil War has fueled 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.

The film won two Academy Awards last month, supporting actor for Waltz and original screenplay for Tarantino.