Daniel Day-Lewis leads an all-star cast in gritty drama
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most chameleon-like of actors in modern cinema. Every performance is completely unlike the work that came before (or comes after), to the point where he is almost unrecognizable in each film.
His Oscar-winning role as Bill The Butcher, the centerpiece character in Martin Scorcese’s 2002 historical drama “Gangs of New York,” is a gruff, violent, and brutally driven gang leader who dominates the screen and all other characters around him, even longtime Scorcese favorite Leonardo DiCaprio (who turns in some of his best work in this film, as well).
The plot is simple: In 1863, in the mean streets of a young New York, Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) returns to the gritty Five Points area of Lower Manhattan to seek revenge on the man who killed his father. Yet what transpires along the way is anything but simple.
“Gangs of New York”
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