“You don’t need that dialogue”: Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert de Niro’s Major Disagreement During ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Explains Feud With Clint Eastwood

Martin Scorsese revealed how Robert de Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio would often be very difficult to handle.

“You don’t need that dialogue”: Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert de Niro’s Major Disagreement During ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Explains Feud With Clint Eastwood

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  • Martin Scorsese revealed that he and Robert de Niro would often roll their eyes at Leonardi DiCaprio.
  • Martin Scorsese had the difficult task of keeping Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert de Niro in the same shot.
  • A feud between DiCaprio and Client Eastwood allegedly caused the Titanic star to walk off the sets and take a vow to never work with Eastwood again.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s recent magnum opus Killers of the Flower Moon has been making big in Hollywood ever since its release. Being hailed as a masterpiece, the behind-the-scene experience was as chaotic as it is shown on-screen.

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With disagreements in the way and DiCaprio taking the lead, Martin Scorsese revealed that he and Robert de Niro would often roll their eyes at Leonardi DiCaprio. Tired from all the improvisational lines, Scorsese remembers telling DiCaprio to not say that dialogue.

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon

Leonardo DiCaprio And Robert de Niro Are Two Very Different Actors

Starring two superstars on the same screen is always a big challenge for the director. With different work styles and unique qualities, the process almost feels exhausting. Martin Scorsese’s talks revealed that the statement is indeed true with how DiCaprio and de Niro seemed to be working on the sets of Killers of the Flower Moon.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro
Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

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With Martin Scorsese at the helm of the film as its director, he had the difficult task of keeping Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert de Niro in the same shot. With DiCaprio often improvising his lines, Scorsese revealed in an interview with Wall Street Journal that they were quite exhausted at that point and he and Robert de Niro would just roll their eyes.

“[The improvisations by DiCaprio were] endless, endless, endless. Then Bob didn’t want to talk. Every now and then, Bob and I would look at each other and roll our eyes a little bit. And we’d tell [Leo], ‘You don’t need that dialogue.’”

Although this was all fun and games, Leonardo DiCaprio and veteran director Clint Eastwood did have a pretty big feud on the sets of the 2011 film J. Edgar which caused DiCaprio to vow to never work with Clint Eastwood again.

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When Leonardo DiCaprio and Clint Eastwood Had A Fight

Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar
Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar

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Back in 2011, Clint Eastwood directed the film J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular character of Edgar Hoover. With Eastwood’s one-take style, the director shot a scene where an explosion happens but DiCaprio stood firm that they reshoot the scene as he wasn’t stunned enough.

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As per a report, DiCaprio’s challenging mannerism caused Eastwood to allegedly say to the cameraman that if DiCaprio wants to shoot the scene again, he can. But he warned the cameraman to make sure there was no film on it. This feud allegedly caused the Titanic star to walk off the sets and take a vow to never work with Clint Eastwood again.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2023

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.