Rupert GrintHe's played young wizard Ron Weasley in eight Harry Potter films, made a few independent movies on the side, bought an ice cream van and made it onto the Forbes list of Top Twenty Earners Under 25 - so what's next for Rupert Grint?

Well, in a boost that would be good for anyone's ego, the one and only Martin Scorsese has said that he wouldn't hesitate to cast the 21-year old as a gangster and that Grint could be the next Leonardo DiCaprio.

According to The Sun, the award-winning director said, "I thought he was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies. In a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show. He will always have respect for the movies that gave him such a huge break, but at his age it's important he doesn't become typecast."

Read more about Scorsese's opinion on Rupert Grint after the jump...
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