Martin Scorsese Declares Leonardo DiCaprio “One Of the Greatest Actors In The History Of Film”

Scorsese and DiCaprio

After collaborating closely for almost a quarter of a century, starring in various movies together such as ‘Gangs of New York,’ ‘The Aviator,’ ‘The Departed,’ ‘Shutter Island,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and their most recent project, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the role of the gullible Ernest Burkhart, a hitman involved in the Osage murders in 1920s Oklahoma, Martin Scorsese has given DiCaprio his flowers.

According to Indie Wire, during his acceptance speech at the National Board of Review Gala in New York City on Jan. 11, Scorsese, while receiving awards for Best Picture and Best Director, took the opportunity to acknowledge and praise DiCaprio for his timeless contribution to the film industry. He referred to him as “one of the greatest actors in the history of movies” and reflected on their collaborations, highlighting what makes Leonardo such a remarkable actor.

“He couldn’t be here tonight for a really good reason… He’s currently preparing for Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film. It was actually Robert De Niro who first told me about Leo DiCaprio when they worked together on ‘This Boy’s Life.’ De Niro said, ‘You have to work with this kid someday.’ And in the past 23 years, we have now made six films together… I have faith in him. I know I can rely on him. His complete immersion in the character and the story is remarkable. His fearlessness has given me life when I make a film,” acclaimed Scorsese.

However, even before their latest film was released in Oct. 2023, rumors were circulating about Scorsese and DiCaprio reuniting for their seventh collaboration, based on the nonfiction book ‘The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder’ by David Grann, the same author behind the source material for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ Nevertheless, ‘The Wager’ won’t be DiCaprio or Scorsese’s next project, as the director mentioned in his speech that DiCaprio was cast in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming movie, which is scheduled to start shooting this year.

#Clique, what are your thoughts? Do you believe Leonardo is one of the greatest actors in history?

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