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Scorsese To Make Ron Weasley The Next DiCaprio?

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Can someone Windex Martin Scorsese's glasses or let us borrow them because we are just not seeing what he is seeing!

The legendary director has told sources that he is ready to mold Harry Potter sidekick Rupert Grint into the next big thing, specifically, the next Leonardo DiCaprio.

He's starting by considering casting Rupert as a meany gangster in one of his next movies, seeing the potential in the ginge to expand past his Potter roots. He explains:

"I thought he (Grint) was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies. In a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show. He will always have respect for the movies that gave him such a huge break, but at his age it's important he doesn't become typecast. He has to do something really out of his comfort zone in the next few years - play a gangster, play a dirty cop, play a kid with learning difficulties. I would be interested in working with him. I would have no issues in casting him as a gangster, he is a very talented young man … When Leo was in 'Titanic' and 'Romeo and Juliet', nobody saw him becoming a bad ass in movies like 'The Departed'. But he has become one of the greatest actors of all time. The very same could be true of Rupert."

Okay, maybe we didn't see Leo as a "bad ass," but we sure as hell wanted to tap his ass! Rupert is cute, but we don't really see a seksi factor there.

Still, he is a very good actor. We'd love to see what you would do with him, Marty. Just don't get your hopes up.

Do U think Weasley could be the next DiCaprio?

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86 comments to “Scorsese To Make Ron Weasley The Next DiCaprio?”

  1. 1

    YESSS. I love Rupert Grint!!

  2. 2

    yes!!! he's funny! and a great actor, i think he must be very flattered that scorsese said that!

  3. 3

    Absolutely, he could be. I don't see why not. He is so cute. He started off in the Harry Potter movies kind of awkward and just plain ginger-y, but he's grown into it definitely and he's pushing sexy, if he isn't there already. He gets finer and finer with age, he's a natural comedian and a great actor. Maybe you should stop praising RPattz and get behind a real actor.

  4. 4

    "but we sure as hell wanted to tap his ass!"

    Quote of the day indeed! Who didn't wanna tap that fine ass!? ;D

  5. 5

    He doesn't mean that he'll be the next DiCaprio look-alike. He wants to turn him into a great actor who can do many genres, like DiCaprio can. I didn't get the sense that Scorsese wanted to hire him because he thinks that he'll be the next heartthrob. He just thinks that Rupert has the potential to become a great actor.

  6. 6

    The day Scorsese comes to you for advice on actors is the day I stop watching movies. Unless of course he is coming to you to find out who you like so he can stay away from them. You have the worst taste in the world for everything.

  7. 7

    but apparently it's a hoax

  8. 8

    One) Rupert is gorgeous. Two) Rupert is a fantastic actor and has talent which is something you can't say about the "actors" you can't stop staring at. Someone needs to stop ogling at these "seksi" "actors" and start watching movies with great actors with actual talent that doesn't involve staring at the mirror.

  9. 9

    Perez STOP HATING on Rupert. He's an amazing actor!!! I can totally see him as the new DiCaprio! I don't see Scorsese knocking on R-Patz door; He knows talent when he sees it. The entire Harry Potter cast are brilliant actors! I wish I could say the same for the Twilight crew (minus Peter Facinelli- his ass can act lol *Dr. Cooper*)

  10. 10

    love harry potter….i think ron is type casted as ron wesley and needs to go away for a few years then all of sudden appear as this all grown up man then still the spot light, im sorry, as of right now and for the next 3 yrs i will think about him being ron wesley lol. oh and yes him and Danrad both can become something great in the future. Hey rob patterson was in harry potter and look what happen to him…hes huge(jus not to me)

  11. 11

    sure hes a cute ginger with a witty sense of humor from the much loved harry potter movies. however does he have what it takes to take on a title like DiCaprio…we'll see.

  12. 12

    no way….

  13. 13

    OMG! sick! NEVER! he could NEVER compare to Leo! wtf.

  14. 14

    Please, please, please don't write about Marty on your blog! Oh, also, you don't need a "seksi" factor to be in a Scorsese movie. If it were the case, we'd never have Tommy kicking the shit out of Billy Batts to "Atlantis" by Donovan.

  15. 15

    It's so disappointing that Mr. Scorsese would look to a British actor when he has shown so little interest in casting Black American actors, like Taraji Henson, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson.
    Mr. Grint can get plenty of work in the U.K. Many American actors are starving for work.
    Hire American, Marty.

  16. 16

    He's not hot enough but a decent actor.

  17. 17

    I don't think Perez is giving him enough credit, he started out in Harry Potter and was good there…I say give him a chance.

  18. 18

    He really is the best young actor in the HP series…a bright future, for certain.

  19. 19

    no, deff not !

  20. 20

    and by the way, Grint already is a badass. Have you seen the previews for Cherry Bomb??

  21. 21

    HELL NO! He's FUCKING UGLY! And SHORT. Only fat losers and delusional teens think he's hot. Yuk. I just vomited at the thought of this fug being compared to Leo. British FUG!

  22. 22

    Not going to lie, I've had the hots for Rupert Grint since the first Harry Potter movie came out! He has such a charming personality and comes off as someone who I would totally hang out with! Also, mmmmmmm, the red hair makes him oh so fine!

  23. 23

    Rupert is very talented in my opinion and I think he has a lot of potential. Just because people cant see past is Harry Potter roots at the moment doesn't mean that he is doomed forever. Once all the HP films are released I think he'll be able to cut and dye his hair and play different roles. I want to see more of Rupert! I think having Martin Scorsese say that u have the potential of Leo is a huge compliment and one I hope he takes advantage of!

  24. 'tude says – reply to this


    sounds like you have ginger prejudice, perez. he's adorable…& just happens to be a redhead. you should consider being nicer to minorities given your a minority x2.

  25. 25

    Re: caroaber – ..maybe if american actors cared more about the craft than they did about money there wouldn't b a problem. You have all these young actors who love fame and money more than they love films. And here you have this young, British actor who has worked hard his entire life, stayed out of trouble, and cares about what he does. Why shouldn't he be praised?? Also, the issues of directors not hiring black actors has more to do with our culture. But if you follow pop culture u will see that there is a backlash against white actors playing roles meant for black/colored people. Look at Prince of Persia's box office returns and reviews and you will see that people of all colors are offended that Jake Gyllenhall (sic) (while sexy) was a completely ridiculous choices for the role. However, Black actors need to diversify themselves. If they feel like they are not being represented they need to make their own films. There is an entire world of independent filmmaking that Black actors can get into…but the problem is that, just like with all of Hollywood, money trumps the craft. Black actors would rather try make money in Hollywood instead of creating their own thing. If black actors do not want to b under the thumb of white studio executives then they need to break out and do their own thing.

  26. 26

    Re: caroaber – thats retarded. im sure don cheadle is starving somewhere.

  27. 27

    Scorsese calls it like he sees it. Plus the kid is quite talented. With those two factors alone I don't see why he couldn't be a mega success.

  28. 28

    He's much, much cuter than DiCaprio.

  29. 29

    I'm thinking the senile old man is thinking about Tom Felton, and NOT fugly Rupert. Seriously, he musta been smoking crack while watching the Potter movies.

  30. 30

    Re: caroaber – I have noticed this as well. The same could be said for Ron Howard. It would be nice to see diversity of color in leading roles for their films.

  31. 31

    please, just stop posting about rupert

  32. 32

    Re: Anti_Emo! – uhh leo is short, if ya didnt know… lol just saying

  33. 33

    oh god perez. please never say 'tap his ass' ever again. we all understood what you meant without the the lewdness.

    and yes, i can see Rupert as a badass. proably nothing like DiCaprio but yeah, you never know since he's so young still. but damn, must be nice to have such public support from one of the greatest movie makers in history!

  34. 34

    yeah im actually going to have to agree with martin scorsese on this one. Sure hes not as good looking as dicaprio, but you can tell that he is very very talented and as good looking as dicaprio is, nowadays, most people go see his movies because he is GENUINELY a good actor. Even men will agree that he is a superbly talented actor and will actually WANT to go see hsi movies for that reason alone. He really hasnt been a "heartthrob" since his Titanic days.

  35. 35

    Rupert is so talented!! Loads of people kno that but i'm glad it's now getting out there!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 36

    I SEE IT!! and love it!!

  37. 37

    Yes! Here's a clue dear, this boy is it~

  38. 38

    Weasley's my boy.

  39. 39

    Would love to see this kid have the opp to fulfill his potential
    very talented, has timing you can't teach

    and never forget sexy is more in how you act
    than in how you look

  40. 40

    Re: Anti_Emo! – Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but that's way harsh. Just because you don't think he's attractive doesn't mean only "fat losers and delusional teens" like him, that sounds more like the Twilight fan base. Scorsese was NOT comparing him to Leo physically, he was referring to Leo's ability to play diverse roles and I completely agree that Rupert has shown potential. And yes Leo is not very tall either.

  41. 41

    Re: Anti_Emo! – Oh yea and you don't have to be good looking to be a good actor. Perfect example Rob Pat, he's good looking but a TERRIBLE actor. In all fairness it could be the crappy Twilight scripts too. Go Rupert!

  42. 42

    Re: Anti_Emo! – Just because you think he's ugly doesn't mean everyone else does. He's cute and sexy.
    And Scorsese meant his ACTING not his looks. You should start swimming in the deep end and not the shallow end =]

  43. 43

    Oooh I think he would do wonderfully! I am excited to see what Rupert will do in the future and I LOVE everything Scorsese has done! The Harry Potter Movies have been such a huge part of the past 10 years and all of these actors deserve a shot to show us what thy have got!

  44. 44

    i actually agree with Scorsese. he is definitely a scene stealer and has grown up to be pretty cute. i'd be really interested to see what Scorsese can do with him in the right part.

  45. 45

    He's ugly as fuck

  46. 46

    OMG. i sure hope he takes scorsese up on his offer. he would be dumb not to, that is, if he still wants to act.

    I LOVE this kid.

  47. 47

    Some media reported he has an account on a site to find love. It seems it's called 'rich cup ids . COM' it is said it brings rich women and young men together. After checking it, I saw a lot of charming girls and rich men there.

  48. 48

    That's pretty awesome if it's true!! I can see Rupert in a Scorsese film. I don't know if he will be the next DiCaprio though. Rupert tends to go for more "quirky" roles. :D

  49. 49

    no way does have the talent Leo D does

  50. 50

    Honestly, I think this is the one post I actually like on your site! Good for you! Rupert is a fantastic actor. It would be a shame to see him disappear. Likewise with Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville.

  51. 51

    DiCaprio was NEVER all that. This red-headed brit is far less effeminate that diCaprio.

  52. 52

    Re: FemaleFilmMajor – Interesting points, although there's also the distribution factor to consider. There are more independent movies being made now than in the 1990s with fewer distributors to release and promote them. Moreover, the indie distributors are mostly buying/distributing movies made by Hollywood directors and/or featuring Hollywood actors instead of stuff like "Clerks," "Reservoir Dogs," etc, meaning that young actors/actresses feel like they have to make big Hollywood names for themselves in order to cultivate the luxury of an audience for whatever independent projects they want to pursue. And then the beast eats them alive. To everyone else on this thread - sorry this reply had basically nothing to do with Rupert Grint or Marty Scorsese. For whatever it's worth, I was eleven when "Titanic" was released and thought all the girls in my class were insane for seeing a "seksi" factor in DiCaprio. Eye of the beholder, I suppose. With Scorsese's blessing, the kid should do well.

  53. 53

    Scorsese knows his stuff. I'd follow him anywhere. You, however, have no education or experience in casting. So I'd leave it to the experts, and in this case, the legend.

  54. 54

    AGREED! put this firecrotch in more movies!!!! AMERICAN movies. movies that i will seeeeeeeee without having to search for them you know? he better not get cocky from scorsese's remark. i heard somebody say Shia could be the next tom hanks but he's like…an a-hole now isn't he?

  55. 55

    I also think he is a very good actor and I'm very glad to see that I'm not in the minority thinking so. I hope he blows up huge In the states :)

  56. 56

    Why so much doubt? The guy is a good actor and there's no denying that he was looking pretty sexy in those Cherrybomb trailers(not as sexy as robert sheehan though).

  57. 57

    Leo "has become one of the greatest actors of all time" mwahahaha!!!

  58. 58

    My god Perez! I usually dont care that you trash talk or insult celebs but Rupert is one of the few that doesnt deserve it. He obviously has the potential to be one of the best.
    Maybe if he turned out to be gay you would like him, after all you do approve of Daniel because he supports your gay community.
    Stop being a douchbag.

  59. 59

    I love Rupert Grint being Ron Weasley (even if I don't like HP movies).
    But a gangster??? Can't wait to see it!!!!!

  60. 60

    I see it happening. Rupert's a great actor, and although I'm not a fan of Ron in Harry Potter, he does tend to steal my attention from the other characters. He just has that star potential.
    He's been taking on a bunch of roles that are nothing like Harry Potter recently, so I can see it. He'll be great.

  61. 61

    and you know what makes a great actor do you? Belive it or not you shallow human being, acting goes further than sexiness.

    Rupert Grint is by far the best of the trio, he is an incredible actor.

  62. 62

    Maybe….hes a nice guy……and nice actor… the thing is dicaprio is not that great…soooo… we didnt get the compliment…..

  63. 63

    but i want to add…. if rupert's the next dicaprio… perez's the next gisele…….WORK IT BLONDIEEEEEEEE………….

  64. 64

    Perez you prove you are an idiot over and over again. He doesn't mean Rupert will be the next Leo looks wise. He is talking about his acting career.

    And you don't have to be sexy to be an amazing actor. Just look at all the shit actors out there that you think are beautiful.

  65. 65

    When will you Americans realise that you don't have to be gorgeous to be a great actor. It has nothing to do with looks, it's all about the performance. Rupert Grint is a great actor.

  66. 66

    he's the most talent of the 3 stars of the HP films. he my not have the looks and daniel and emma but he has the tlent to mkeup for it and potential to be very handsome

  67. 67

    God bless Martin for seeing what others may not see, esp in that business. How cool it will be when Rupert becomes the biggest star out of all the Harry Potter actors.

  68. 68

    awesome awesome aaaawesoooome!! I think rupert is the best actor out of the whole potter crew (not that emma and daniel can't act, but the faces rupert makes are just insane!) I can't wait to see cherrybomb!

  69. 69

    PH, I think you are missing the point, once again blindsided by your shallow thinking. Scorsese was talking about his acting skills and helping him transition out of the goofy sidekick role that has made him famous. Your comment is solely based on what he looks like.
    On another note, Leo is one of the greatest actors of all time? Hardly.

  70. 70

    *make that, 'blinded'. my bad.

  71. 71

    MMMM I love Ginger men….

  72. 72

    sounds like a great opportunity for him, good luck, rupert

  73. 73

    Hah! no and bit of an insult to Dicaprio no?

  74. 74

    yay rupes! love him!

  75. 75

    Jeez, you of all people should know how make-up can change a person's looks from fug to faboosh (that is, except you. You need a plain brown body bag.)

  76. 76

    oh Rupert is just amazing cant wait to have CherryBomb in the US it needs to come already!! then Wild Target!!!

  77. 77

    For once I'll sort of agree with you Perez. If Scorsese thinks Leo is one of "the greatest actors of all time" then he had definitely checked out of reality.

  78. 78

    Yeah he's not hot, so what? He has this personality and charm that makes him interesting to watch, and so far he appears as a funny and down-to-earth person. Well, all of the HP main stars appear as nice people and I really hope them the best after the series is over.

  79. 79

    I think Rupert Grint could do pretty much anything he sets his mind to. After all, Tom Hanks got his start in Bosom Buddies, and Ron Howard was Richie Cunningham in Happy Days, and look where they are now.

  80. 80

    Re: DJ Wonderman – ..u also make a good point.

  81. 81

    Rupert is a good actor, good lucking guy, has personality, and yes, he IS sexy… not the same way that dicaprio channels his sexy overrated bedroom eyes all the time, but still sexy.

    The funny thing is that to you the most important part about being the leading actor is the "seksi" factor. If you want "seksi" then go buy Butt magazine, or watch a porn movie, or whatever is it that gets you off, and satisfies your "seksi" cravings… I'd say the same thing about any actress if you were to made that "not seksi enough" bullshit comment.

  82. 82

    nooo he is an ugly ginger who makes me want to stab my eyes out

  83. 83

    Yess! I love Grint! Whoa! When Scorcese puts him in a major american movie, i will break my cinema drought and pay to see the movie.

    Grin IS an amazing actor, ANd i have seen lots of clips, movies, and commentaries featuring his amazing acting chops.

    And yes he's cute, riding that new quirky-cute-guy wave a la John Krasinsky, (hot!) et al.

  84. 84

    seems like alot o hate for Leo
    he's a GREAT actor he's proven that
    he's a great man for not allowing hollywood to dictate to him the roles he may have and which roles he may not
    Love you Leo
    you are deff the best actor out there today

  85. 85

    Who knows? He's cute so let's see what happens.

  86. 86

    I LOVEEEE Rupert! He is such a good actor! I would love to see him in more movies! :-D