Posts tagged with ‘the departed

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.”

(Source: donniedarkos)

Jack Nicholson pulled a loaded gun on Leonardo DiCaprio during “The Departed”

During the climatic scene in a Boston bar in The Departed, Jack Nicholson decided to eschew safety concerns and pull a real, loaded gun on Leonardo DiCaprio to try and get as much real emotion out of him as possible. Why would he do such a thing? Because he’s fucking Jack Nicholson, that’s why.

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