Leonardo DiCaprio feeling bitter as Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro 'ganged up on him' on set
Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly vowed to never collaborate with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro again
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Following the release of 'Killers of the Flower Moon', Leonardo DiCaprio has vowed to never collaborate with Hollywood legends Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro again, according to RadarOnline.com.
Per insiders, DiCaprio felt "dissed" by Scorsese and De Niro on set, which has led to the extreme decision.
DiCaprio apparently felt betrayed by Scorsese because the director rejected him in favor of his childhood friend De Niro, who has acted in ten of the director's successful films over the course of five decades.
DiCaprio 'felt like the two 80-year-olds ganged up on him'
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A source told the National Enquirer, "Until this project, Leo has always had Marty's undivided attention when they're making movies together."
The source added, "But with Bob in the picture, he felt left out. Leo felt like the two 80-year-olds ganged up on him. Any problems Bob had with Leo he would take directly to Marty — and Marty would side with De Niro."
In a recent interview, Scorsese seemed to make fun of the 49-year-old actor by remarking that the Titanic star's love for improvising and switching up lines during filming was "endless, endless, endless!"
The director added, "Every now and then, Bob and I would look at each other and roll our eyes." 'The Revenant' star was reportedly forced to wear hidden padding to ease pain during multiple takes when Scorsese added a new scene that wasn't in the original script, which featured De Niro viciously spanking DiCaprio's behind.
'Leo felt like Bob and Marty abused him'
The insider claimed, "Leo felt like Bob and Marty abused him — and he is no glutton for punishment. He's not going to work with them again."
Considering how successful their collaborations have been, it is shocking to think that DiCaprio and Scorsese are parting ways. Their joint credits include critically-acclaimed hits like 'Gangs of New York', 'The Aviator', and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
Furthermore, it has been reported that it was De Niro who informed his longtime director friend about the budding talent after the two collaborated on the 1993 drama 'This Boy's Life', which starred DiCaprio at the age of 18.
Upon finally securing the Academy Award for Best Actor, DiCaprio expressed his gratitude to Scorsese directly during his acceptance speech.
DiCaprio told the Academy in 2016, "I have to thank everyone from the very onset of my career...to Mr Jones for casting me in my first film to Mr Scorsese for teaching me so much about the cinematic art form."