Martin Scorsese is one of cinema’s greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. A director with incomparable skills and vision, he is known to have triggered some of the most explosive acting performances in cinema. From Robert De Niro to Leonardo DiCaprio, he has worked with finest actors of their generations, who have given some of their most memorable performances in his films. Scorsese played a central role in Robert De Niro’s illustrious acting career as their association has resulted in giving cinema some of it’s most celebrated and influential works.
The list that I am going to present here will include a whole lot of performances from Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom, as a director, he has made 13 of his films, most of which are considered classics. With that said, let me take you to the list of top acting performances in Martin Scorsese movies.
10. Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Gangs of New York’
In Scorsese’s epic period drama, Daniel Day-Lewis plays “Bill the Butcher” cutting. A violent, psychopathic human, Day-Lewis fearlessly leaps into his character and makes it completely his own. His charismatic screen presence, perfection of the old New York accent and utter immersion into the character makes this act one of the most memorable Martin Scorsese film character performances.