Washington, Feb. 24: Leonardo Dicaprio has revealed that he had to convince Daniel Day-Lewis to act in 'Gangs of New York'.
The 'Inception' star said that he had to convince Daniel Day-Lewis to come out of retirement for the film because director Martin Scorsese was sure that he would perfectly fit for the role of Bill- 'the Butcher' in the film, Contactmusic reported.
In a recent online Screen Actors Guild interview, Dicaprio revealed that he had spent weeks trying to persuade one of his idols to take the role of a vicious thug.
It took a dinner date with DiCaprio and his pal Tobey Maguire to eventually win him round.
Dicaprio further added that he slightly disagreed with him at first, but eventually said yes. (ANI)