An actor generally is a nice actor, however they are not all minimize from the identical material. In the identical manner that Scorsese is completely a cinematic director who makes films, he believes that DiCaprio is a superb movie actor. This is a person whose face you’ll be able to give attention to, who can inform you a narrative along with his eyes. It’s a part of what makes “The Departed” work like gangbusters, as DiCaprio has to convincingly reside a double life earlier than our eyes. Does that film win Best Picture with a distinct central efficiency? It’s tough to think about it another manner, and it isn’t simple for an additional actor to match Jack Nicholson firing on all cylinders like that.
It’s additionally fascinating to take a look at the sheer vary of performances that DiCaprio has turned in for Scorsese. Teddy Daniels from “Shutter Island” in comparison with Jordan Belfort in “The Wolf of Wall Street”? It’s hardly the identical particular person. Yet, in actuality, it’s the identical particular person. This is a collaboration that has introduced out one of the best in each of those filmmakers, and that is actually saying one thing. Especially after we think about that DiCaprio is simply second to Robert De Niro when it comes to all-time nice Scorsese collaborators — and which may be the one greatest director/actor duo in historical past.
We will get to see them work collectively once more when “Killers of the Flower Moon” hits theaters on October 6, 2023.