Can “Harry Potter’s” lovable Rupert Grint play a tough ganster? Famed director Martin Scorsese thinks so, and says he could be one of the best of all time, even better than this top star. Say What?
The 21-year-old actor, who has played Ron Weasley in all of the Potter films, recently wrapped up shooting the last sequel in the franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” (See Trailer below!)
He has already started to leave his character by appearing in indie films like “Driving Lessons” and “Cherrybomb.” But Scorsese doesn’t think Grint is typecast.
He suggested that Grint find roles as a villainous character just to show fans he won’t be typecast. If he does, he could be as big in gangster movies as Leonardo DiCaprio.
“When Leo was in ‘Titanic’ and ‘Romeo And Juliet,’ nobody saw him becoming a bad a** in movies like “The Departed.” But he has become one of the great est actors of all time. The very same could be true of Rupert.”
“I thought [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,” the legendary director said.
“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,” he added.
“I would be interested in working with him. I would have no issues in casting hi m as a gangster, he is a very talented young man.”
Wow, that’s quite an endorsement from a top director. But do you believe Rupert has the right stuff? Vote in our poll and we’ll publish the results!
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