An English-language remake of 2002's Infernal Affairs, Martin Scorsese's The Departed was a star-studded action-thriller blockbuster, filled to the brim with big-name talents, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, and Vera Farmiga, only a few short years before she found mainstream success. What was once intended to be a fun modernized throwback became one of the signature director's biggest critical/commercial successes, resulting in Scorsese receiving his long-coveted Best Picture. It's hard to believe that nearly 15 years have passed since this crime film stormed into theaters, but the A-list ensemble continues to work actively on a number of big projects, which we'll share with you now.
Leonardo DiCaprio (Trooper Billy Costigan Jr.)
As Trooper Billy Costigan Jr., a determined police officer who infiltrates Frank Costello's crew, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the protagonist in Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Most notably, DiCaprio won an Oscar for The Revenant. He was also Oscar-nominated for What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, and The Wolf of Wall Street, which he also produced. His other film credits include Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Inception, Revolutionary Road, Django Unchained, Romeo + Juliet, Shutter Island, The Quick and the Dead, and The Basketball Diaries. Additionally, DiCaprio appeared in J. Edgar, The Man with the Iron Mask, and Critters 3.
Moreover, on television, Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in NBC's Parenthood (the '90s one) and ABC's Growing Pains. Additionally, outside of acting, DiCaprio is the producer behind Out of the Furnace, Richard Jewell, Orphan, Live by Night, and Robin Hood (2018). Next, DiCaprio will be seen in Adam McKay's Don't Look Up. Currently, the actor is filming Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon, which he is also producing.
Matt Damon (Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan)
In the role of Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan, an undercover gangster nestled into the Massachusetts State Police, Matt Damon plays the mole in The Departed. Most notably, Damon starred in the title role of Good Will Hunting, which he also wrote alongside Ben Affleck. The actors won an Oscar for their screenplay. From there, Damon starred in the Bourne series, as well as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Saving Private Ryan, The Informant!, Rounders, The Rainmaker, All the Pretty Horses, Syriana, The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, We Bought a Zoo, Elysium, The Martian, Downsizing, and Ford v Ferrari. Additionally, the actor co-wrote and starred in Gerry and Promised Land, which he also produced. Damon's other film credits include Dogma, Interstellar, Behind the Candelabra, Margaret, True Grit, Thor: Ragnarok, and the Ocean's movies.
Most recently, Matt Damon provided an uncredited cameo in Steven Soderbergh's No Sudden Move. Next, the actor stars in Stillwater. Damon also co-wrote, produced, and frontlines Ridley Scott's The Last Duel. Additionally, Damon will reprise his role as Actor Loki in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Jack Nicholson (Frank Costello)
Playing the part of Frank Costello, a leering, ferocious Irish mob boss, Jack Nicholson is the main antagonist in Martin Scorsese's The Departed. One of the most acclaimed and recognizable actors alive, Nicholson won three Oscars for his leading roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and As Good As It Gets, as well as his supporting turn in Terms of Endearment. His other Oscar-nominated performances include Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown, The Last Detail, A Few Good Men, Prizzi's Honor, Reds, Ironweed, and About Schmidt. Additionally, Nicholson played The Joker in Tim Burton's Batman.
Furthermore, Jack Nicholson's other film credits include The Shining, Something's Gotta Give, Anger Management, Carnal Knowledge, Reds, Broadcast News, and The Bucket List. The actor also directed and starred in Goin' South and The Two Jakes. Additionally, Nicholson wrote and helmed Drive, He Said and scripted Head and Thunder Island, among others. He was last seen in James L. Brooks' How Do You Know. Currently, Nicholson remains in retirement, though he has occasionally flirted with a comeback.
Mark Wahlberg (Staff Sergeant Sean Dignam)
As Sean Dignam, the Massachusetts State Police's confrontational staff sergeant, Mark Wahlberg played a bullish character with hidden secrets in The Departed. The musician-turned-actor was Oscar-nominated for this supporting turn. Previously known as Marky Mark, Wahlberg moved into acting with Renaissance Man, The Basketball Diaries, and Fear before Boogie Nights launched his career into movie stardom. Wahlberg was also Oscar-nominated for producing The Fighter, which he also starred in. His other movie credits include Lone Survivor, Shooter, I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, The Other Guys, Ted 1 & 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Last Knight, Daddy's Home 1 & 2, Instant Family, Deepwater Horizon, and Pain & Gain.
Most recently, Mark Wahlberg starred in and produced Paramount+'s Infinite. Next, he'll be seen in Joe Bell, which he also produced. Additionally, Wahlberg will play Victor Sullivan in Uncharted. Currently, he's filming Stu, which he also produced. Also, the A-list actor is working on Arthur the King.
Martin Sheen (Captain Oliver “Charlie” Queenan)
In the role of Captain Oliver Queenan, i.e. "Charlie," the state captain in the Special Investigation Unit, Martin Sheen is a prominent player in Martin Scorsese's The Departed. An Emmy-winning actor for his guest star appearance in Murphy Brown, Sheen is best known for playing President Josiah Bartlet in NBC's The West Wing. Additionally, the actor starred in Badlands, Apocalypse Now, The Subject Was Roses, Gettysburg, and The Way. His other film credits include The Amazing Spider-Man, Bobby, Catch Me If You Can, The American President, Wall Street, Firestarter, The Dead Zone, Gandhi, Dead Presidents, O, Selma, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Outside of acting, he directed 1990's Cadence, starring his sons, Charlie and Ramón.
Additionally, on TV, Martin Sheen plays Robert Hanson in Netflix's Grace and Frankie, which is currently filming its seventh and final season. He also played John F. Kennedy in NBC's Kennedy. Most recently, Sheen was seen in Judas and the Black Messiah and 12 Mighty Orphans.
Vera Farmiga (Dr. Madolyn Madden)
Playing the part of Dr. Madolyn Madden, a psychiatrist caught in a relationship with Colin Sullivan, Vera Farmiga received one of her biggest early roles in The Departed. Most notably, Farmiga is Oscar-nominated for her supporting turn in Up in the Air. She also plays Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring movies, including Annabelle Comes Home. Additionally, Farmiga was Emmy-nominated for her lead performance as Norma Louise Bates in A&E's Bates Motel. She received a second Emmy nomination for Netflix's When They See Us. Farmiga also appeared in Running Scared, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Source Code, and Orphan. Moreover, the actress helmed and starred in Higher Ground.
Most recently, Vera Farmiga reprised her role as Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. She also guest-starred in Netflix's Halston. Next, the actress will be seen in The Many Saints of Newark, The Salamander Lives Twice, and Apple TV+'s Five Days at Memorial. Also, Farmiga will play Eleanor Bishop in Disney+'s Hawkeye. Additionally, the actress is signed on to star in and produce the horror film, Bad Bloom.
Alec Baldwin (Captain George Ellerby)
As George Ellerby, the short-tempered captain of the Boston Police Department, Alec Baldwin plays a spirited character in Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Notably, Baldwin was Oscar-nominated for The Cooler. He also won two Emmys for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy in NBC's 30 Rock. Additionally, the acclaimed actor was Tony-nominated for his Off-Broadway take on Macbeth. His other film credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Hunt for the Red October, The Aviator, Working Girl, Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Married to the Mob, Talk Radio, Along Came Polly, Alice, It's Complicated, Miami Blues, and Pearl Harbor. Also, Baldwin co-starred in Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation and Fallout. Furthermore, he hosts ABC's Match Game and played Donald Trump on SNL.
Most recently, Alec Baldwin reprised his titular infant voice in The Boss Baby: Family Business. Currently, the actor can be seen in Peacock's Dr. Death. Next, he'll be seen in Supercell. Baldwin is also signed on to star in The Father and Rust, which he'll produce.
Anthony Anderson (Trooper Brown)
In the role of Trooper Brown, a fellow Boston police officer, Anthony Anderson plays a supporting character in The Departed. Most notably, Anderson has received multiple Emmy nominations as the star and producer of ABC's black-ish, where he plays Dre Johnson. He reprised his role in the spinoff shows, Freeform's grown-ish and ABC's mixed-ish. Additionally, Anderson starred in The WB's All About the Andersons and the final season of Fox's The Bernie Mac Show. Furthermore, Anderson is known for his work in The Shield, Law & Order, Treme, My Wife and Kids, Shameless, and 'Til Death. Additionally, Anderson is the host of ABC's To Tell the Truth. He's also a regular judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America.
Moreover, in film, Anthony Anderson is best known for Transformers, Kangaroo Jack, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, Me, Myself & Irene, Scream 4, Barbershop, Malibu's Most Wanted, Hustle & Flow, Scary Movie 3, and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Also, the TV actor appeared in Life, Big Momma's House, and Romeo Must Die.
Ray Winstone (Arnold “Frenchie” French)
Playing the part of Arnold French, a.k.a. "Frenchie," Frank Costello's enforcer and closest companion, Ray Winstone was a right-hand man in Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Notably, Winstone starred in Sexy Beast, Beowulf, Nil By Mouth, Quadrophenia, Scum, Love, Honour, and Obey, Ripley's Game, Tracker, The Sweeney, Ashes, Jawbone, The Hot Potato, and 44 Inch Chest. His other notable film credits include Hugo, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, London Boulevard, Point Break (2015), Fool's Gold, Cats, Rango, Noah, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, King Arthur, Cold Mountain, Breaking and Entering, The Proposition, Edge of Darkness, King of Thieves, That Summer, and The Gunman.
Additionally, on television, Ray Winstone led ITV's Lenny Blue and Vincent. Her other TV credits include Robin of Sherwood, Ben Hur, Moonfleet, Great Expectations, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Of Knights and Prophets, and Ice. Most recently, Winstone chewed the scenery as the villainous Dreykov in Marvel's Black Widow. Currently, the actor is filming a role in Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher.
Kevin Corrigan (Sean Costigan)
As Sean Costigan, Billy's drug-dealing cousin, Kevin Corrigan provides a notable cameo in The Departed. Most notably, Corrigan played Uncle Eddie in Fox/The WB's Grounded For Life. His other TV credits include Fringe, Damages, The Get Down, Blue Bloods, Ray Donovan, Portlandia, Law & Order: SVU, Pearl, Community, Californication, Freaks and Geeks, and The Black Donnellys. Additionally, away from television, Corrigan can be seen in Slums of Beverly Hills, Goodfellas, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Big Fan, True Romance, Seven Psychopaths, Walking and Talking, Results, Henry Fool, Delirious, American Gangster, Please Give, Steal This Movie!, The Dictator, and The King of Staten Island. He also co-wrote and starred in Kicked in the Head.
Furthermore, Kevin Corrigan's other film credits include Knight of Cups, Unstoppable, Definitely Maybe, Lonesome Jim, Trees Lounge, True Romance, The Exorcist III, Detroit Rock City, The Next Three Days, Bad Boys, and Chelsea Walls. Most recently, the actor starred in Scenes from an Empty Church. Next, Corrigan will be seen in Montauk and American Murderer. He's also expected to play Frank Sinatra in The Playboy Interview.