Scorsese Wants Rupert Grint As A Villain

June 30, 2010 by  
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Rupert_Grint300Some critics have long said that Rupert Grint is the more talented than his fellow Horcrux hunters, but it seems the young actor has attracted the attentions of one of the biggest directors in the business with some of his performances.

“I thought he was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies,” Martin Scorsese told The Sun. “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 film-maker from Manhattan is famous for not typecasting actors (just ask Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci*) and added that he would like to see Grint as a villain in one of his future films.

“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.”

*It’s almost impossible to tell the difference between their characters in Casino and Goodfellas. Still great films though…

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