De Niro, DiCaprio And Scorsese Almost Collaborated On Some Classics
There's no doubt that Martin Scorsese's most fruitful collaborations have been with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio - the former producing classics like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull with him and the latter Gangs of New York and The Wolf of Wall Street, among others.
But, weirdly, although De Niro and DiCaprio came together in This Boy's Life and Marvin's Room back in the 90s, they've never starred side-by-side in a film directed by Scorsese.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, De Niro explained that he and Scorsese would have collaborated on more movies that would have brought the trio together if his schedule had allowed it, the best known of these being Gangs of New York.
DiCaprio with Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York. Credit: Miramax Films
"Leo loves Marty the way I do," De Niro explained of the creative relationship between his long-time collaborator and DiCaprio. "So it's great. I'd love for the three of us to do something."
De Niro also responded to people who believe his career peaked in 1980 with Raging Bull.
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"If someone said that, I'd say, 'Well, look, I'm happy I did Raging Bull. If you think nothing compares, fine. At least I did one or two."
Scorsese's latest film Silence, starring Liam Neeson as a missionary (interesting that, as he played a missionary in the 1986 movie The Mission, starring Robert De Niro), looks like it's going to be an absolute classic, and possibly even an Oscar winner...
Credit: Paramount Pictures
Let's hope the three of them can all do a movie together some time soon.
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