Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro shared the big screen once before, way back in Marvin's Room in 1996. We've yet to see them appear together in a movie since then, but this may be the closest we get: the two heavy-hitters are starring in a new commercial series for director Martin Scorsese (who also makes an appearance) for a casino called City of Dreams Manila in the Philippines.
De Niro - who has worked with Scorsese eight times (including on another project about casinos called...well, Casino) - faces off against Di Caprio - who has worked with Scorsese five times thus far - for a fictional film role in these commercials, and it's entertaining to see the two of them go back and forth. The actors both have a sense of swagger to them, but perhaps it's just the knowledge that they're each reportedly pulling in $13 million for this series of commercials. The budget supposedly topped out at $70 million, and rumor has it Brad Pitt will show up in at least one of the remaining commercials that haven't aired yet. $70 million seems like a lot of cash for a casino in the Philippines to shell out for a series of ads, but at least it's money well spent - we're talking about their casino, aren't we?