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Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio To Reunite For Frank Sinatra Biopic? Revisiting All Their Collaborations So Far

If the film happens, it would mark the seventh collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio.

"... We had a similar fearlessness, the will to try things, and ultimately, a very, very strong trust." - Martin Scorsese, about his collaboration with DiCaprio.

The Martin Scorsese - Robert De Niro camaraderie during the latter decades of the 20th century took Hollywood by storm. Films like 'Taxi Driver', 'Goodfellas', 'Raging Bull', and 'Casino' dominated the box office like no other, while also receiving critical acclaim. Now, in the 21st century, if there's one filmmaker-actor duo that comes close, it's none other than Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Both are stalwarts in their respective fields and whenever they have joined forces, it's been a treat for cinephiles!

Well, according to the latest reports, Scorsese is planning to make a biopic of the late singer-actor Frank Sinatra, with DiCaprio as the lead. If this materializes, it would mark their seventh collaboration, providing us with another masterpiece. Reports also suggest that Jennifer Lawrence, who co-starred with DiCaprio in 'Don't Look Up', will portray Sinatra's second wife, Ava Gardner.

While we eagerly await an official confirmation for the same, let's revisit all the previous collaborations of the filmmaker and the actor.

Gangs of New York (2002)

'Gangs of New York' came in 2002, leaving one and all in awe. It's not that we had not seen a historical crime drama made on such a massive scale, but this film had something magical like no other. Directed by Scorsese, it stars a young Leonardo DiCaprio as the protagonist who seeks revenge against Bill the Butcher for killing his father. While Daniel Day-Lewis grabs the spotlight as the antagonist, DiCaprio is also immensely brilliant.

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The Aviator (2004)

Scorsese loves DiCaprio like anything, and the 2004 film 'The Aviator' is just an example of that. The film depicts the life of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes and is an out-and-out DiCaprio show. His portrayal of Hughes is nuanced, bringing out both the character's brilliance and inner turmoil.

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'The Aviator' received 11 nominations at the 77th Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.

The Departed (2006)

'The Departed' is an official remake of the 2002 'Hong Kong film 'Infernal Affairs', and precisely, it's one of the finest remakes to have ever been made. The film has Scorsese at his best, and stars DiCaprio as an undercover cop who sets out on a risky operation.

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Scorsese's direction here is a masterclass for every cinephile, which makes the film a thrilling drama while also leaving audiences with enough food for thought.

Shutter Island (2010)

'Shutter Island' is the least acclaimed among all Scorsese-DiCaprio films (that doesn't mean it's a bad film). Based on Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name, it follows a Deputy U.S. Marshal who comes to Shutter Island to investigate a psychiatric facility. What happens next is a rollercoaster ride of thrill, drama, and excitement.

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The film is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, and it owes a lot to DiCaprio's performance besides Scorsese's masterful direction.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is an unapologetically dark film. And if you ask me, it's the best of all Scorsese - DiCaprio collaborations. There are many reasons, one is how it depicts a broad world through the perspective of an individual. The screenplay is so gripping that it doesn't let you relax even for a second, taking you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

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It's based on Jordan Belfort's 2007 memoir of the same name and follows Belfort's career as a stockbroker in New York City. DiCaprio plays the lead, and oh boy, he nails it completely!

Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

'Killers of the Flower Moon' is the latest film by Scorsese and DiCaprio together, and the bonus here is it also stars Robert De Niro. The three are at their best, giving us an unforgettable cinematic experience!

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Based on David Grann's 2017 non-fiction book, the film focuses on a series of murders of Osage members and relations in the Osage Nation after oil was discovered there. What works so well here is the depiction of the real-life events that makes it a haunting watch, and yet enthralls us at the core. At the 97th Academy Awards, it won ten nominations including Best Picture.

Martin Scorsese, 81, is still as enthusiastic a filmmaker as he was decades ago. And DiCaprio is undoubtedly at his best when he works with Scorsese. Now, let's wait and see what the upcoming film offers!