Actors are doing it for Scorsese

WHAT: Tuesday’s after-bash for Martin Scorsese‘s “The Departed” at Gustavino’s.

MARTY’S THE MAN: Matt Damon said it was Scorsese, not the script, that first drew him to the project. “I think I probably committed before I even read the script,” Damon said. “So I was pleasantly surprised that the script was fantastic, because I would have done the phone book.”

However, Damon and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio did have one difficulty when it came to the project –determining which character each would play.

“It is so rare to find a great role, so when you see two of them in a movie it kind of wrong-foots you a little bit,” Damon added. “Ultimately, we just left it up to Marty.”

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