Leonardo Dicaprio in ‘The Departed’
You sit there with a mass murderer. A mass murderer. Your heart rate is jacked. Your hand, steady. That’s one thing I figured out about myself in prison. My hand does not shake— ever.
During the scene where Billy and Frank are talking, Jack Nicholson felt that he wasn’t “intimidating” enough. Director Martin Scorsese reveals that the next day, Nicholson shocked everyone on set by deviating from the script and pulling out a weapon to frighten his co-star and provoke a genuine reaction. Scorsese says, “He pulled a gun on him. He didn’t tell me he had a gun. It was great… Leo’s reaction is real-time. I still get chills… It’s so real to me.” Of the incident, Dicaprio says, “It was one of the most memorable moments of my life, as far as being an actor is concerned.”
Martin Scorsese and Matt Damon on the set of ‘The Departed’
What Freud said about the Irish is: We’re the only people who are impervious to psychoanalysis.
The Departed (2006)
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When you decide to be something, you can be it. That’s what they don’t tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?