Martin Scorsese is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s legendary directors and his body of work is an inspiration for all living filmmakers today. The director has worked with some of the best actors in the industry like Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro to name a few. He has received many prestigious awards over the years for his contribution to cinema.
Another legendary figure from the music industry is undoubtedly Eminem. The rapper also has received several prestigious awards for his contribution to the world of music. However, Scorsese does not seem to be impressed with the rapper despite the two having one significant thing in common in their respective careers.
Martin Scorsese Didn’t Care Much About Eminem Despite One Common Achievement
Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was nominated for several categories at the 2020 Oscars. The director along with the stars of the film Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were in attendance at that year’s Oscars. Legendary rapper Eminem also made an appearance at the event where he performed his Oscar-winning song Lose Yourself.
Al Pacino enjoyed the performance as he told ExtraTV about his fascination for the rapper. However, his director Scorsese couldn’t care less about his performance as he was seen supposedly asleep during his performance. While various celebrities cheered for the rapper, the director seemed unfazed by all the fanfare (via YouTube)
There is one significant thing in common between Scorsese and Eminem. As Entertainment Weekly points out, both are a Tony award short of joining the rare EGOT (those who have collectively earned Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards) community. Despite this similar achievement, the director seems to be not impressed with Eminem’s music.
Martin Scorsese Says Leonardo DiCaprio Has Matured as An Actor Over the Years
Martin Scorsese has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio over 6 films including Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, and most recently Killers of the Flower Moon. Scorsese in an interview with Entertainment Tonight talked about the actor’s journey in the industry and his experience of working with him over the years.
The director claimed that DiCaprio has a lot of courage as an actor has has matured over the years. He also praised the actor’s range and the person that he is in real life. Scorsese said,
“He has range. He keeps growing. He also has a lot of courage. I know he’ll go to places that other people might pull back from… I’ve been working with him over the years he’s been growing as a person. He’s maturing from a young kid to a young man. As he changes in life, he’s changing on film.”
The actor-director duo a set to collaborate yet again for a film called The Wager. Currently, their film Killers of the Flower Moon has been nominated in several categories at various award events. The film is sure to nab some major awards at these events.