Leonardo DiCaprio opens up about frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese, begged him to do their first film 'Gangs of New York'

By Gina DiFalco,

Leonardo DiCaprio is opening up about his working relationship with director Martin Scorsese, who he has worked with on a number of films since 2002’s Gangs of New York.

DiCaprio said at the New York Film Society conversation at Lincoln Center that Scorsese was at the top of his list for directors to work with before they started their successful run of films.

“I grew up in a generation of actors that really admired the work from the 1970s, where the director's vision was paramount, and at the top of that list was Marty's work,” he explained, Business Recorder reports.

After working together on such films as The Departed, Shutter Island and their most recent collaboration The Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio said the two have discovered they have similar interests and visions for the films they do together.

“It's really been this kind of amazing relationship since then,” he said. “We found we shared similar interests and we had similar tastes in the kind of stuff we wanted to do. And the way we executed that, it's really been beyond my wildest dream to have done five films with him now.”

Daily News reports DiCaprio also said of Scorsese that he’s “grown so tremendously” as an actor since working with him.

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