Leonardo DiCaprio Says 'Some Dark Ages Coming Up' For Cinema

In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, per the Deccan Chronicle, the 44-year-old actor opened up about how he thinks the “dark ages” are coming for the industry due to streaming services.

On how the studios are losing money to streaming: “I don’t want to act as if I’ve been around since fucking silent cinema, but I see this as a huge shift in the way movies are going to get done, what gets financing,” Leo said. “The studio system has tons of content, libraries of things that they can make movies of, but in a lot of ways they are hemorrhaging.”

On how studio films are "becoming an endangered species": “Now I do see a lot of chances being taken for story lines, certainly documentaries, certainly giving some artists opportunities to make out-of-the-box story lines that I don’t think 10 years ago would have been possible. But these types of films that Quentin is doing are also becoming endangered species...There are some dark ages coming up.”

Leo also mentions his dismay in how many 20 year olds (hahahaha) have a short attention span and have never seen the classics such as the Godfather and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:

"I see something else happening with the younger generations. I was dismayed at how many 20 year olds have never seen 'The Godfather', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', 'All the President's Men', these films are the Bible to me. And they may not even get to see them.