Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

American film director
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Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese (, born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential directors in film history. Scorsese's body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime and sectarianism. Many of his films are known for their depiction of violence and the liberal use of profanity. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation and in 2017, he introduced the African Film Heritage Project.

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Full name at birth
Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese
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Claim to fame
Taxi Driver (1976).
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Date of birth
17 November 1942
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Place of birth
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
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Age
79
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Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor, Film Historian.
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5' 4" (163 cm)
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Net worth
$100,000,000 USD
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High school
Cardinal Hayes High School, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States (1960)
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University
  • B.A., English, New York University College of Arts And Science, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1964)
  • M.F.A., Film, New York University Tisch School Of The Arts, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1966)
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It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
  • Introduced Thelma Schoonmaker to her husband Michael Powell.
  • When he won his Best Director Oscar for The Departed (2006), he received the award from legendary directors, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Spielberg. The four combined have 9 Academy Awards and 38 Nominations.
  • Good friends with cinematographer and frequent collaborator Michael Ballhaus.
  • Has mentioned that he thought Robert De Niro's best performance under his direction was as Rupert Pupkin in The King of Comedy (1983).
  • Presented with a special tribute at the 1976 Telluride Film Festival. It was presented by Michael Powell. [1976]

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