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Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks to Play Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorsese's Biopic

Who Should Play Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorsese's Biopic?

And then there were three. Back in May I asked you all who you would choose to play Frank Sinatra in the upcoming biopic, and Martin Scorsese reportedly has narrowed it down to Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney. Apparently Scorsese's first choice is his muse DiCaprio, while Universal Pictures would like to see Depp in the role.

As for Clooney — he's the top pick for Tina Sinatra, who would like the movie to focus more on the more charming side of her father's personality rather than the more gritty aspects of his life. Rest assured that whoever snags the role won't have to sing — the music will feature Sinatra's original voice. So between these three guys, tell me — who should play Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorsese's biopic?

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zeze zeze 7 years
Of those 3, Leo, but honestly, I don't like it when very famous actors play other very famous people...you can't see past who the actor is usually. If they had to sing I would pick Michael Buble (wink wink) But since they don't, I like the idea of a relative unknown who has lots of charisma.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i think all could pull it off, but leo just looks the part more. johnny and george are too old, unless he was just focusing on the later years, IMO anyways... i think chris pine would fit the part, but is he really that good of an actor?? i wonder who they will cast as ava gardner, hopefully someone fabulous! :)
nojigger nojigger 7 years
NONE of them! Harry Connick, Jr. should portray him. Harry is the closest resemblance physically and he has the music background to best get into the role.
kh61582 kh61582 7 years
None of them! All these guys are in the running so the movie has "star power" not because they would play him well. George Clooney is the only one that would have the swagger necessary. Johnny Depp and Leo both come off as little boys. Frank Sinatra was a man's man and you need a man's man to play him.
scissorz scissorz 7 years
i don't know why people think leo can't be manly anymore - just cause he was a pretty waif when he was young, he can't grow up? no way, the departed showed that plainly. i think leo would be awesome. and he is the only one with blue eyes hehehe
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
:oops: - that's supposed to be harry connik jr.
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
:ponder: :shrug: i don't know if harry can act, but if he can, he'll be perfect - he doesn't even need a voiceover for the songs. :wink:
Pets Pets 7 years
I'm a huge Frank Sinatra fan but can honestly say I wouldn't sit through Leonardo in that role . . .
billyart101 billyart101 7 years
Stepping out of those three actors...I'd say they should get Matt Damon!
billyart101 billyart101 7 years
Who cares about Frank (though my vote goes to Johnny, he's the only one youthful and mature looking to cover a life time of Frank--Leo is incapable of portraying real manliness; George is horrifically overrated)? Who are they going to get to play the ladies in his life?? No Brits to play American Bombshells this time around...if they talk about his relationship with Marilyn, it can only be Christina Aguilera, and when they bring up Ava Gardner do NOT bring back freakin' Kate Beckinsale. It would be so funny if this turned out to be a spin off of The Aviator.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I'm with Brian. Out of the options I would love to pick JD because he really is able to disappear into his characters, but I have to pick Leo because Frank is known as Ol' Blue Eyes and I really hate the way contacts look on the big screen.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
LOVES it Brian
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I mean, I might get killed for this- but I kinda think Harry Connick, Jr would be a good choice... he can sing and everything and they do look similar if you put their pics up against each other..
lmf8899 lmf8899 7 years
I chose Johnny because you know he will embody Sinatra. Clooney would play Frank like Clooney playing Frank I think Frank deserves somebody to dive full into the roll and do it well. Leo's not a bad choice but I kinda don't know if he would do it as much justice as Depp.
Vitarae Vitarae 7 years
I definitely see Hayden in that role! But as for real actors I had to pick Leo because of the eyes. The role isn't quirky enough for Depp, George... Im just not seeing it. Leo I think has the chops to play this role
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 7 years
Wow, that's a tough one. I have no idea. Caterpillar Girl: Yeah, he looks like Hayden Christensen (sp?) in that pic. Good one.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
now who looks like him? Hayden Christianson? a bit....who else?
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i voted JD although i have a feeling that the winner will be Leo. he's kind of got that aura about himself that would be well suited for sinatra - and we all know how much scorsese loves him.
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