The Director Jean-Claude Van Damme Wanted to Relaunch His Career: “Did you see DiCaprio?… He hit another level”

Jean-Claude Van Damme's wishes to work with Martin Scorsese.

The Director Jean-Claude Van Damme Wanted to Relaunch His Career: "Did you see DiCaprio?... He hit another level"

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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme has starred in multiple movies throughout a decades-long career.
  • He has expressed his wish to work with the renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
  • He suggested that working with Scorsese is an opportunity for actors to elevate their craft and reach a higher level of artistic expression.
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Known for starring in movies like Bloodsport and Universal Soldier, Jean-Claude Van Damme gained popularity for his action movies and had the opportunity to work with several big names in the industry. However, there has been one filmmaker that he eagerly wanted to collaborate with, Martin Scorsese. In an interview with The Guardian, Van Damme expressed his desire to work with the filmmaker, noting that his direction and influence provide a valuable learning experience for actors.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Wants to Work With Martin Scorsese

Following his struggles with substance abuse, Jean-Claude Van Damme made his comeback to the mainstream cinema with the critically acclaimed film JCVD. He has since continued working and has starred in multiple movies. However, there is one filmmaker that he still has not got the opportunity to work with.

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Actor and Martial artist Jean Claude Van Damme

During an interview with The Guardian, Van Damme expressed his wish to work with the renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese. He emphasized how the filmmaker has redefined the Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s career with their multiple collaborations.

“Scorsese. Did you see DiCaprio? He’s a good actor, right,” he said before adding, “But when he did two movies with Scorsese… He hit another level.” The Bloodsport star suggested that working with Scorsese is an opportunity for actors to elevate their craft and reach a higher level of artistic expression.

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of The Departed
Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio

Emphasizing the filmmaker’s dedication to ensuring that performances in his films are genuine, he said, “When you go to the school of Scorsese, he will never let you do anything false.” Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have teamed up for several movies, with Gangs of New York marking their first and Killers of the Flower Moon, their most recent collaboration.

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Why Do Martin Scorsese And Leonardo DiCaprio Work So Well?

The collaborations between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have proven to be transformative to both their careers. Starting with Gangs of New York, the duo set the stage for a series of hits.

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

It was followed by The Aviator and continued with hits like The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Audition, and the most recent one Killers of the Flower Moon. Their third movie The Departed also earned Scorsese his first Oscar.

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With DiCaprio’s exceptional acting skills and Scorsese’s ability to create compelling narratives, the duo has continued to impress fans and critics alike. The pinnacle of their success, noted by movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, reflects their evolution as they embarked on new heights, continually challenging and inspiring each other.

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.