The Great Gatsby star Leonardo DiCaprio has said that he is nervous about making his directorial debut as he feels his meticulous eye for detail may make him a nightmare to work with.

The 38-year-old Titanic star previously stated that he would like to follow in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood saying: "If I did direct, I would try to have the same no ******** approach to it as he and his crew have. Seriously, there are no frills on his set. It's a small, tight-knit crew."

Speaking to Australia's GQ magazine, DiCaprio admitted that he has reservations about getting behind the camera, saying: "I've been talking about (directing) a lot, but I'm still not sure I'm going to do it. When you're a director you have so many different elements you need to be in control of.

"I get very obsessive when I do movies and it encompasses my life. And I don't know how I'd react to 200 different people asking me questions. I might spiral off into some other dimension of possessiveness. For now, playing the character and being responsible for myself is what I'm doing. (But) you never know. I might give it a try. Because it does seem fun."