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The Departed: Behind-The-Scene Facts About The Martin Scorsese Movie

CinemaBlend Logo By Michael Balderston of CinemaBlend | Slide 1 of 9:            It was only fitting that Martin Scorsese got his long overdue Oscar for The Departed, a gangster film, the genre that helped launch his career. The film, which saw Scorsese direct an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga and Mark Wahlberg, among others, is officially 15 years old, so what better time for behind-the-scenes facts about its making.                                        Grab your flip phone and imagine you’re reading the following in an in-and-out Boston accent like Jack Nicholson (sorry Jack).

The Departed, the film that finally got Martin Scorsese his Oscar, had an interesting journey from the page to screen to the awards.

It was only fitting that Martin Scorsese got his long overdue Oscar for The Departed, a gangster film, the genre that helped launch his career. The film, which saw Scorsese direct an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga and Mark Wahlberg, among others, is officially 15 years old, so what better time for behind-the-scenes facts about its making.

Grab your flip phone and imagine you’re reading the following in an in-and-out Boston accent like Jack Nicholson (sorry Jack).

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