The Departed is, among other things, a very long movie. While not everyone loves this marathon homage to South Boston, the Irish mob and White Bulger, you have to acknowledge they really WENT for it.

This star-studded mob masterpiece got Martin Scorsese his first Academy Award for Best Director. But did you know the movie is based on an even better movie from Hong Kong? 

Now, whether or not you've seen Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson sling their thick Boston (ed note: Bahhh-stin) accents on the screen one or a million times, we bet there's a few behind the scenes facts about the departed you never knew about. Fifteen of them, in fact.

For example, did you know Brad Pitt almost starred in the film? He also produced and helped develop it.

Today we’ll take a look at that and 14 more behind-the-scenes facts about the film. So don't just stand there like some kind of RAT, scroll on down, tough guy…

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