The Departed is easily the best film of this decade so far. Its no wonder why it won the Oscar for best picture in 2006. It had an all- star cast of Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Marc Walburg, and Leonardo DiCaprio (my opinion of him, which was mostly based on Titanic, completely changed after his performance in this). Out of all of his movies, Jack Nicholson's role in The Departed is my favorite. His character, Frank Costello, is the boss of the Irish Mob in Boston. The part was originally supposed to be played by DeNiro, but he was working on something else. From the very beginning, he hooks you in with the opening monologue. A really great part was when he came out of the back room with blood dripping from his hands to his forearms, also when he was having a conversation with DiCaprio with the decapitated hand in his hand- Both times, he was having conversations as if everything was normal. The sountrack to this movie was phenominal, and I really liked that Scorcese used "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones again after using it in both Goodfellas, and Casino, 2 of his other best crime dramas. The Departed locked in Martin Scorcese as my favorite director of all time. The only downside to it is I doubt there will be another one that matches this in a long time.