Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Probably Have No Regrets For Missing Out on a Movie on Alexander The Great After Watching Its Box Office Collection

The two may have narrowly avoided a disaster after Oliver Stone’s film was a giant failure.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have collaborated on a number of projects together as actor and director. Beginning their partnership with Gangs of New York, the duo went on to work on films such as The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the recent Killers of the Flower Moon. The duo are also rumored to collaborate again on a Frank Sinatra biopic.

While the two have worked together on many projects, they have also developed projects that have never seen the light of day. One of those was apparently a biographical drama on Alexander, The Great. The two never got to make it, but the duo may have no regrets about it as Colin Farrell’s version of the film ended up almost costing the actor his career.

Leonardo DiCaprio And Martin Scorsese Almost Developed A Movie On AlexanderLeonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator

Leonardo DiCaprio has worked with Martin Scorsese on many projects that have seen the light of day and have received positive responses. Scorsese won his first Oscar for Best Director with The Departed, which starred DiCaprio along with Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. The actor has been nominated for an Oscar twice while starring in a Scorsese film.

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The two share a wonderful working relationship that has spanned decades and have even closely developed multiple projects. DiCaprio revealed during the release of The Aviator that the two were also interested in developing a film based on Alexander, the Great. He said that both of them were interested in historical figures and their biographies and had received a screenplay that they were trying to develop.

Martin Scorsese in The Audition

In an interview with Black Film, DiCaprio mentioned that as they were working on both, the script for the Howard Hughes biopic progressed faster and hence the film got made. By then, Oliver Stone had already made a film with Colin Farrell. DiCaprio said,

“Alexander The Great was also, like I said before, it’s one of those things where Scorsese and I just share the same taste in similar things. We were both fascinated with Alexander The Great as well as Howard Hughes…It just happened to be that this script and the project were way further advanced in the development stage than the script that landed in our lap from Alexander and we wanted to go forth – we had an intention at one time of doing them both, but you don’t get everything you want all the time.”

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DiCaprio also mentioned that he looked for other filmmakers to take on the mantle while Martin Scorsese was busy with The Aviator, such as Baz Luhrmann. However, Oliver Stone beat them to it.

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