Golden Globe winners Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, who have already talked with Hollywood Foreign Press members about their close collaboration, are getting together again to discuss it at the American Cinematheque.
The director and actor, who have made four films together, will be having a conversation about their work as the Egyptian Theatre screens their four films---Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island beginning on Saturday.
Marty, whose Film Foundation has received nearly two million dollars in grants from the HFPA for film restoration projects, is in London filming his first 3D feature, Hugo Cabret, so he will be talking by satellite with Leo, who will soon begin filming his role as J. Edgar Hoover for Clint Eastwood.
Here's what they told the Hollywood Foreign Press about each other:
Marty on Leo: "I keep pushing him and keep asking, to the point sometimes where he’ll look at me and say, ‘You know, I don’t know what I’m doing anymore.’ I say, 'Fine, let’s do it again.’ And I realise then that all his defences are down and something real is going to happen. I mean something internally, emotionally and psychologically truthful. He’s remarkable; he’s young and he really seems to have a range that’s going to get deeper and stronger.”
Leo on Marty: "What Martin Scorsese does best is depict something about humanity and who we are as people. He focuses on the emotions of the characters, so as much as style plays a part of it, his stories are about who we are as people.”
Marty won Golden Globes for directing Gangs of New York and The Departed and was this year's recipient of the Cecil B. De Mille Award.