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(2019)

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According to Deadline, before accepting taking on the role of Russell Bufalino, Joe Pesci refused multiple times to come out of retirement in order to appear in this film. Some sources say the actual number of refusals was fifty.
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This is the first feature film directed by Martin Scorsese to star Robert De Niro since Casino (1995).
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Al Pacino said that to him the process of filming The Irishman was how it felt filming movies in the 1970s.
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When asked during interview with Cinema Blend about how will the film handle the age difference between the actors and characters, Producer Gastón Pavlovich stated, "You don't use prosthetics, make-up; they have acting, and the technology is able to have them go through different time ages without the prosthetics. So, we've seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob (Robert De Niro) and just do a scene, we saw it come down to when he was like twenty, forty, sixty, so we're looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman. Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II (1974) days, that's pretty much how you're going to see him again." The technology will be utilized for the other cast members in the film.
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According to Robert De Niro, the movie will use The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) style effects to make him and other cast members look younger during flashback scenes.
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Robert De Niro said that the film represents "unfinished business" between Martin Scorsese and him.
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The seventh film featuring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. The others being Raging Bull (1980), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), A Bronx Tale (1993), and The Good Shepherd (2006).
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Initially set up at Paramount Pictures, who was planning to release it domestically, as well as Media Asia, who picked up Chinese distribution, and STX Entertainment, who took international rights. After Paramount Pictures lost confidence in the film's one hundred million dollar budget, in tandem with the departure of studio chief Brad Grey, it was put in turnaround, and Netflix acquired the rights.
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The film marks the first partnership between Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese.
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This is Martin Scorsese's 26th full-length theatrical feature film.
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Rumor has it that Leonardo DiCaprio will cameo in three scenes as Robert F. Kennedy, who was Attorney General during key times throughout the story.
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Robert De Niro wanted the film to retain the same title as the book which is " I Heard You Paint Houses."
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Joe Pesci's first film since Love Ranch (2010).
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At one point, it was conceived as being a two part film.
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The Irishman took 106 days to film. This is the longest shooting schedule in Martin Scorsese's career.
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Ray Liotta expressed interest in playing a role in the movie.
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In addition to their close call on Goodfellas (1990), Al Pacino was almost directed by Martin Scorsese when Francis Ford Coppola, a fellow apprentice to Roger Corman, suggested he direct The Godfather: Part II (1974) after seeing Mean Streets (1973). Paramount Pictures head Robert Evans, however, felt Scorsese was not experienced enough for the job, and preferred that Coppola direct.
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, and Joe Pesci; and one Oscar nominee: Harvey Keitel.
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This is the ninth feature film collaboration between Director Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, with their prior films being: Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Casino (1995). However, there is a tenth film collaboration, if you take in account the short film, The Audition (2015).
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Filming began in August 2017.
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The sixth film where Martin Scorsese directs Harvey Keitel, after Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
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Special effects titan Industrial Light and Magic is providing the work to de-age the actors. According to Al Pacino, there would be computers on the camera sides during production to track and follow the cast for the actors to work with. Pacino said that he'd be playing Hoffa at different ages as told by the crew at ages like 39 or 48. Pacino said when told that his performance was to be at that age, he'd refer to a memory around that time and try to physically and mentally perform as if he were that age.
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Robert De Niro and Al Pacino appeared in The Godfather: Part II (1974), Heat (1995), and Righteous Kill (2008).
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As of May 15th, 2016, STX Entertainment bought the international distribution rights of the film. After this, the project was green-lit to start production. Scorsese pitched the project as far back as 2007.
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During an interview with The Playlist, Martin Scorsese teased that this would be different from his other gangster films, saying "I think this is different, I think it is. I admit that there are, you know, Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995) have a certain style that I created for them, it's on the page in the script actually. Putting Goodfellas (1990) together was almost like an afterthought, at times he was kind of rushing, he felt I'd already done it because he'd played it all out in terms of the camera moves and the editing and that sort of thing. The style of the picture, the cuts, the freeze-frames, all of this was planned way in advance, but here, it's a little different. The people are also older in The Irishman (2018), it's certainly more about looking back, a retrospective, so to speak, of man's life, and the choices that he's had to make."
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The Irishman wrapped filming on March 5, 2018.
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"I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man in "mob speak" meaning the paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors in a mob hit.
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As of March 2018, it was reported that the budget for " The Irishman " had escalated to $175m.
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It is rumored the first cut of The Irishman exceeded a 4 hour running time.
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In this film, Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (Robert De Niro) has a couple of encounters with a guy named Dave Ferrie. Dave Ferrie was portrayed by Joe Pesci in JFK (1991). Pesci plays Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino in this film.
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This is the first film Martin Scorsese and Joe Pesci have collaborated on together without the late Frank Vincent.
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The first Netflix original film to get a wide theatrical release.
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According to Deadline, the movie has been in development since 2010.
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This is Martin Scorsese's first film for Netflix despite being vehemently opposed to watching feature films on a TV screen. However, some Netflix films do get a limited theatrical release.
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The budget was set at one hundred million dollars.
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Sebastian Maniscalco was given the option of either flying out to New York City or send a tape from Los Angeles where he resides. Maniscalaco opted to buy his own ticket and fly out to audition and meet with them. The casting director saw him and said that he was looking good for the movie, particularly since Scorsese was a fan of the comedian's work. Maniscalaco said that actually killed his confidence for the audition and it went sour. They subsequently gave him notes and a second chance which he succeeded, although he was cast for a different character than the one he read for.
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This is the fourth film in which Martin Scorsese directed Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in a movie after Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), and Casino (1995).
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Robert De Niro refers to himself as "The Irishman" in one scene in GoodFellas.
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The relatively new production company, STX, secured international rights on the movie. They are a young studio focused on making mid-budget, adult-targeted, star-powered films, which include: The Gift (2015), The Boy (2016), and Hardcore Henry (2015).
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At least 10 of the actors and actresses have played along side each other several times in the hit HBO show Boardwalk Empire.
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Martin Scorsese and Ray Romano previously worked together on Vinyl (2016).
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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco was originally envisoned for the part of Skinny Razor. Upon meeting Maniscalco, Scorsese saw a darker edge to the comedian and offered him a more sinister part as Crazy Joe Gallo. Maniscalco accepted the role and Bobby Cannevalle took the role of Skinny Razor.
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Two of this film's stars have portrayed Al Capone; Robert De Niro in the film 'The Untouchables' (1987) and Stephen Graham in the television series 'Boardwalk Empire' (2010-2014).
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According to an article in Iohud by Karen Roberts published on Friday, September 22, 2017, walking down Lafayette Avenue in Suffern on Thursday was like stepping back in time into the New York of the 1960s and 70s. The filming had closed a stretch of downtown Suffern on Lafayette between Chestnut and Orange Avenues between 11:a.m. and 3 p.m. The film crew had dressed the exteriors of store windows to look like the time period the story was set in. Crews had also been filming in Blauvelt and Ardsley on Wednesday and various other locations around the Lower Hudson Valley.
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The film was shot primarily on 35 mm film.
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Frank Sheeran measured in at 6'4", almost 6" taller than the man portraying him, Robert De Niro. Some techniques like"forced perspective" and shoe lifts help maintain the illusion of Sheeran's hulking frame. Similar techniques were used in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994).
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Third collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Bobby Cannavale. The others being Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Vinyl (2016).
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Alan King's character Andy Stone in Martin Scorsese's Casino was based on real life Teamster member Allen Dorfman who is portrayed by Jake Hoffman in The Irishman.
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The second collaboration between Anna Paquin and Harvey Keitel. They previously appeared together in "The Piano" (1993)
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Casino (1995) was the last Martin Scorsese directed film, in which Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Frank Vincent appeared.
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There are no Irishmen (actors) in this film.
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Joseph Russo played Joe Pesci in Jersey Boys (2014).
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The fourth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Rodrigo Prieto, after The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Audition (2015), and Silence (2016).
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Stephen Graham previously worked with Martin Scorsese and Steve Zaillian on Gangs of New York (2002).
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While filming The Irishman, Martin Scorsese turned seventy-five years old. To celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday he received a large birthday cake with a picture of his face on it. His cake was also lined with cupcakes.
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The second film to feature Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro of the 21st Century after Shark Tale (2004).
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This is the first motion picture that Actors Craig Vincent and Harvey Keitel have ever appeared in together. Keitel's wife Daphna Kastner Directed Vincent in her 1995 Film French Exit (1995)
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This film debuts in 2018, which is the 40th Anniversary year of the same titled, but unrelated 1978 Australian film of the same name, The Irishman (1978).
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Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Paul Ben-Victor, J.C. MacKenzie, and Bo Dietl previously worked together on the television show, Vinyl (2016).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In 2003, while on his deathbed, Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran revealed that he killed Jimmy Hoffa, stating that it was really hard on him, because Hoffa was his good friend, but "it was business". This has yet to be confirmed as a fact by the authorities.
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New Jersey native comedian Jim Norton is rumored to play the late great comedian Don Rickles. Rickles himself played a supporting role in Casino (1995), the previous collaboration between Scorsese, Pesci and De Niro.
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