A Definitive Style Ranking of Scorsese’s Protagonists
Martin Scorsese has released 22 iconic, or damned near it, films in his day.
And on Christmas, Leo DiCaprio will be heading up number 23, the über-preppy ’90s bender The Wolf of Wall Street, in a wide spectrum of power ties and suiting.
As everything in the world of Scorsese, how he chooses to dress his leading man in each role is meticulously calculated, and even though that man may not vary much, those choices certainly do. So let’s now take a moment to seriously consider the legendary director’s on-screen style over the years.
And now, our definitive style ranking of Martin Scorsese’s protagonists.
22. Willem Dafoe in The Last Temptation of Christ.
21. David Carradine in Boxcar Bertha.
20. Nicolas Cage in Bringing Out the Dead.
19. Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong in Kundun.
18. Robert De Niro in New York, New York.
17. Robert De Niro in Cape Fear.
16. Asa Butterfield in Hugo.
15. Kris Kristofferson in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.
14. Leo DiCaprio in The Departed.
13. Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy.
12. Leo DiCaprio in Gangs of New York.
11. Robert De Niro in Raging Bull.
10. Leo DiCaprio in Shutter Island.
9. Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets.
8. Griffin Dunne in After Hours.
7. Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver.
6. Ray Liotta in Goodfellas.
5. Harvey Keitel in Who’s That Knocking at My Door.
4. Daniel Day-Lewis in The Age of Innocence.
3. Leo DiCaprio in The Aviator.
2. Robert De Niro in Casino.
1. Paul Newman in The Color of Money.
- — Stephen Praetorius