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11/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio On Marriage, Kids, Love, And Saving The World

Leonardo DiCaprio who stars in the upcoming "Body of Lies" with Russell Crowe is on the cover of the upcoming Parade. The 33-year old talks getting into acting, being after love, wanting to get married and having kids some day and more:

On why he became an actor:
"My parents never tried to steer me in any direction. I wanted to be an actor, but I never thought it was a real possibility, ever. I thought I'd be a marine biologist, because nature and evolution fascinated me... We're all after love, aren't we? Love is what people are hungry for. That's absolutely why I became an actor."

On his career skyrocketing:
"I am proud to have been in Titanic. I'm grateful for the possibilities it's given me. If it hadn't been for that movie, I wouldn't have been able to take control of my career. It was during that time that I started to think about things that meant more to the world than this glorified, superficial media exposure of me, something I never felt was justified."

On finding love in his life: "What I definitely feel a need for is to make my life about more than just my career. Just last night I was thinking to myself how little of my life has been lived normally and not spent on some far-off movie location. I want to get married and have children. In saying that, I realize I am contradicting everything I've said before. I absolutely believe in marriage."

On looking to the future: "I hope I never get cynical. I think you need youthful energy, excitement, and optimism in life. There is a lot I want to do, and the more cynical you become, the more you sit on your butt and do nothing. The one thing that I would love is to never become cynical about the things I think are really important, like family, like the environment." He smiles. "What I want is to be known as someone who stood for something."

On helping the Earth:
"I began to understand the huge crisis facing the human race. But we can feed all the starving people on the Earth, take care of the sick, and sustain the planet we've inherited. And if it happens, won't it be amazing? Stopping the destruction? I get overwhelmed just talking about it!"

Read the whole interview and a web extra in which he talks about early roles