• Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Matt Damon
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Mark Wahlberg


  • Martin Sheen
  • Ray Winstone
  • Vera Farminga
  • Alec Baldwin

    Directed By

  • Martin Scorsese

    Screenplay By

  • William Monahan


Behind The Scenes


About The Film

"The Departed" is set in South Boston where the Massachusetts State Police Department is waging an all-out war to take down the city’s top organized crime ring. The key is to end the reign of powerful mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from the inside.

A young rookie, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), who grew up in South Boston, is assigned to infiltrate the mob run by Costello. While Billy is working to gain Costello’s trust, another young cop who came up from the streets of “Southie,” Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), is quickly rising through the ranks of the state police. Earning a spot in the Special Investigations Unit, Colin is among a handful of elite officers whose mission is to bring Costello down. But what his superiors don’t know is that Colin is working for Costello, keeping the crime boss one step ahead of the police.

Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operation he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin find themselves in constant danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy – and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

The Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Billy Costigan

Matt Damon ... Colin Sullivan

Jack Nicholson ... Frank Costello

Mark Wahlberg ... Staff Sgt. Dignam

Martin Sheen ... Cpt. Queenan

Ray Winstone ... Mr. French

Vera Farmiga ... Madolyn

Anthony Anderson ... Brown

Alec Baldwin ... Cpt. Ellerby

Kevin Corrigan ... Cousin Sean

James Badge Dale ... Barrigan

David O'Hara ... Fitzy (as David Patrick O'Hara)

Mark Rolston ... Timothy Delahunt

Robert Wahlberg ... FBI Agent Frank Lazio

Kristen Dalton ... Gwen

The Filmmakers

Martin Scorsese

SCREENPLAY BYWilliam Monahan

Brad Pitt
Brad Grey
Graham King

Roy Lee
Doug Davison
G. Mac Brown
Kristin Hahn
Gianni Nunnari



Best Motion Picture of the Year - Graham King
Best Achievement in Directing - Martin Scorsese
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay - William Monahan
Best Achievement in Editing - Thelma Schoonmaker


Best Supporting Actor - Mark Wahlberg



Best Film - Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, Graham King
David Lean Award for Direction - Martin Scorsese
Best Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Jack Nicholson
Best Screenplay, Adapted - William Monahan
Best Editing - Thelma Schoonmaker


Best Director, Motion Picture - Martin Scorsese


Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Performance by an Actor, Motion Picture, Drama - Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture - Jack Nicholson
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture - Mark Wahlberg
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture - William Monahan