Who Should Play Frank Sinatra: Depp, Dicaprio or Clooney?

If the Guardian is to be believed, Martin Scorsese has narrowed his choices for Frank Sinatra down to three of today's biggest A-list names: Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and George Clooney. Scorsese, who's set to begin shooting the film next year, would like to put DiCaprio (the director's latest muse) in the role. And why not – DiCaprio certainly has the good looks and enough swagger to play Sinatra during his earlier years as a rising star and playboy. Definitely a good fit.

 
 
However, executives at Universal would rather Johnny Depp take on the role after being impressed with his take on John Dillinger in this past summer's Public Enemies. Depp, unlike DiCaprio, also starred recently in a movie-musical (Sweeney Todd) where he sang all the songs himself. Perhaps the studio would rather take less of a risk with Depp since they already know he has the chops to belt out a tune or two.
 
Meanwhile, Sinatra's daughter Tina would rather everyone go with George Clooney in the role because she's hell-bent on seeing a classier portrayal of her father and afraid that Scorsese will cough up all the sensational Sinatra stuff, like his womanizing ways and possible ties to the mafia. In my opinion, both Clooney and DiCaprio are the ultimate playboy womanizers off screen, so what really makes one better than the other?
 
Who would you want to see play Frank Sinatra?


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