Martin Scorsese has regrets over Leonardo DiCaprio film Shutter Island
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Legendary director Martin Scorsese has indicated he has regrets about making Leonardo DiCaprio's mind-bending film Shutter Island.
It's hard to imagine the man behind The Irishman, Uncut Gems and The Wolf of Wall Street would have any regrets about his career, but while he might be a lot more talented than some, Scorsese is still human.
The 80-year-old has brought the world a number of incredible films throughout his time, with his latest project, Killers of the Flower Moon, set to be released next month.
The film sees Scorsese reunited once again with DiCaprio, who he's previously worked with on Aviator, The Wolf of Wall Street and Gangs of New York.
It was in 2010 that the pair teamed up with Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley for Shutter Island, in which DiCaprio played a US Marshal sent to a remote island to investigate a missing patient - or so we thought.
The film is well-liked enough by fans, earning an audience score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes as well as 8.2/10 on IMDb, but Scorsese doesn't appear to be the biggest fan of the film.
When talking about his various creations in an interview with GQ, Scorsese explained that Shutter Island came about after his 2006 film The Departed earned him an Academy Award for Best Directing.
The win 'encouraged [Scorsese] to make another picture with Shutter Island'.
Looking back, however, Scorsese indicated that wasn't the best move.
"It turned out I should have gone on probably to do Silence," he said.
Silence was released in 2016, and starred Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield in an epic historical drama.
The director didn't elaborate further on why he 'probably' should have skipped over Shutter Island, but he went on to acknowledge that the film was 'the last studio film' he made.
Since then, the director has sought to rely on independent studios to fund his films, though they're mostly still distributed theatrically by Paramount.
Scorsese described having previously accepted that he wouldn't be a director who won a lot of awards, adding: "Sure, I would’ve liked it, but like, so what? I mean, I had to go on and make pictures.
"I don’t know if I think like them," he continued, referring to bigger studios. "I just mind my own business here.”
Scorsese added: "Well, the industry is over. In other words, the industry that I was part of, we’re talking almost, what, 50 years ago? It’s like saying to somebody in 1970 who made silent films, what do you think’s happened?”
“[Studios are not] interested any longer in supporting individual voices that express their personal feelings or their personal thoughts and personal ideas and feelings on a big budget. And what’s happened now is that they’ve pigeonholed it to what they call indies.”