These Fascinating Tidbits About ‘The Departed’ Will Wow You


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The Departed is one of the most beloved movies of the 2000s, and it still packs a heavy punch all these years later. The Martin Scorsese classic was released in 2006 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Nicholson as they navigate the mean streets of Boston and become embroiled in its underground mob. The film is a tense crime thriller about infiltration, betrayal, and violence. Scorsese earned his long-awaited first Best Director Oscar for this movie, and it marked his return to working with DiCaprio. (They had made two films together to that point.) How much do you know about this endlessly entertaining movie? Scroll through and check out some fascinating facts about The Departed.

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