Martin Scorsese Wanted To Direct a DiCaprio/De Niro Movie a Long Time Ago

In an interview with Deadline, Martin Scorsese was asked why, up until the upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, he had never paired his two historic muses (Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio) together, only for the cinematic icon to reveal that he had tried to make the exact thing happen for The Departed, along with every other film he made.

To date, ever since his debut feature which began life as a student film, Scorsese has made a whopping 27 feature films, and that’s not even including some 16 documentaries, as well as several shorts, music videos (including Michael Jackson’s Bad), and episodes of television that cemented his status as one of cinema’s greatest voices.

Outside of perhaps Steven Spielberg, there’s hardly a directorial force more instantly recognizable than Scorsese’s.

However, it’s hard to picture him achieving the same level of success without his collaborations with De Niro and DiCaprio.

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