But now Grint may have trumped them all. He hasn't been cast in a new film quite yet, but rather has earned one heck of an endorsement from one of Hollywood's heavyweights, Martin Scorsese. In fact, Marty think young Ron could be the next Leonardo DiCaprio.
WENN reports that Scorsese has raved about Grint and his Potter performances. The filmmaker is quoted as saying:
He follows it up by comparing the young star to Marty's latest favorite: "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 greatest actors of all time. The very same could be true of Rupert." Watch out, Leo! One great role in a Scorsese film and you just might have to find a new filmmaker to cast you in every film he makes.I thought he (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. 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.
Do you agree with Scorsese's high praise? Is young Ron Weasley the Hogwarts grad that will go the furthest? If so, what type of role should he tackle next?