Gangs of New York (2002)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Summary[edit | edit source]
It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis), who murdered his father (Liam Neeson) years earlier. With an eager pickpocket (Cameron Diaz) by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.
Male Deaths[edit | edit source]
- Daniel Day-Lewis [Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting]
- Lawrence Gilliard Jr. [Jimmy Spoils]
- Brendan Gleeson [Walter 'Monk' McGinn]
- Stephen Graham [Shang]
- Gary Lewis [McGloin]
- Bronco McLoughlin [Assassin]
- Liam Neeson ['Priest' Vallon]
- John C. Reilly [Happy Jack]
- Henry Thomas [Johnny Sirocco]
Female Deaths[edit | edit source]
Trivia [edit | edit source]
- The original budget was $83 million.
- It is the only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year that did not win any Academy Awards.
- The scenes where Bill the Butcher taps his glass eye and where he yells, "Whoopsie daisy!" during the knife-throwing act were both ad-libbed.
- Daniel Day-Lewis became so uncomfortable with the greasy hairstyle he wore as Bill the Butcher that he shaved his head immediately after filming completed.
- Leonardo DiCaprio accidentally broke Daniel Day-Lewis' nose while filming a fight scene. Day-Lewis continued to film the scene despite the injury.
- John C. Reilly was unsure about participating in the film when offered, but at the persuasion of friend and director Paul Thomas Anderson, a fan of Martin Scorsese himself, insisted to Reilly that he take the role. Reilly would later work again with Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio again in The Aviator (2004).