In an interview with GQ, Brendan Fraser recalled the time he met Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1990s, when his future co-star was fresh off starring in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Fraser shared: “I think I was in School Ties or something at the time and I was kind of stunned, but I just wanted to say to him, ‘Listen, listen. That was incredible.’ And he repeated that. He remembered me [upon meeting for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’].” The Gods and Monsters actor then added, “He said, ‘You were the only guy who didn’t treat me like a little kid.’ He volunteered that to me. That made sense.”
Though it was three decades before the two finally starred side-by-side, Fraser replaced DiCaprio in the coming-of-age dramedy Now and Then in 1995 (per ET Online). Killers of the Flower Moon is based on David Grann’s 2017 non-fiction book, which investigates the murders of numerous Osage Native Americans in Oklahoma in the 1920s. Fraser and DiCaprio will star alongside Scorsese veteran Robert DeNiro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemmons and John Lithgow.