Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted to identifying with his character Jay Gatsby because he was a childhood dreamer.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the Great Gatsby centres around a young and mysterious millionaire and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, in the summer of 1922.
Speaking to Daybreak DiCaprio said: "I think we all identify with Jay Gatsby in a weird way, we all have childhood dreams and as a youth I dreamt of being an actor, for as long as I can remember."
Speaking about the film's director, who worked with DiCaprio on Romeo and Juliet, he said: "I know Baz has a little Gatsby in him, he's created his own life according to his own imagination for sure."
Watch the Great Gatsby trailer here.
Watch the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, which is due to be released in the UK in December. The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, is based on the novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald.