Frank Costello

Frank Costello Picture

Frank Costello is played by Jack Nicholson, of course. He runs the Boston crime family and has ruled that city for years. Costello tries to infiltrate the police world in The Departed. The man loves his moles.

Played By
Jack Nicholson
Full Name
Frank Costello

Frank Costello Quotes

I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. Years ago we had the church. That was only a way of saying - we had each other. The Knights of Columbus were real head-breakers; true guineas. They took over their piece of the city. Twenty years after an Irishman couldn't get a fucking job, we had the presidency. May rest in peace. That's what the niggers don't realize. If I got one thing against the black chappies, it's this - no one gives it to you. You have to take it.

Frank Costello

When I was your age they used to say you could become cops or criminals. What I'm saying to you is this... When you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?

Frank Costello

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The Departed Quotes

You have an immaculate record. Some guys don't trust an immaculate record. I do. I have an immaculate record.

Ellerby

[after Costigan has quoted Nathaniel Hawthorne] Pfft! What's the matter, smartass, you don't know any fuckin' Shakespeare?

Dignam