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The Rise of Former Child Star Leonardo DiCaprio

February 23, 2010

he union between director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio has the hallmarks of a legendary actor-director pairing, not unlike the ties that bound Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart or, in the present, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.

When Leo and Marty are setting off on-screen fireworks, nobody does it better.

In theatres currently is Shutter Island, the pair's fourth movie together and first since 2006's Best Picture-winning Oscar triumph, The Departed. Scorsese is great no matter what, but it's nice to read praise for DiCaprio's gutsy turn. Village Voice says DiCaprio "has made suffering a specialty, and does so with an abandon that is frightening."

The actor clearly excels in the company of Scorsese, who is a legend. But DiCaprio is no newbie. Read More