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Martin Scorsese        

Academy Award-winning Filmmaker; Known for "Goodfellas" and "Taxi Driver"

Martin Scorsese is an American-Italian filmmaker and historian. Much of his work addresses themes of Italian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt, and gang-related conflict. Many of his films are known for their heavy use of violence and profanity.

Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942, in Flushing, NY. As a child, he suffered from severe asthma, and as a result was blocked from participating in sports and other common childhood activities. Consequently, Scorsese sought refuge in area movie houses, quickly becoming obsessed with the cinema, in particular the work of Michael Powell. Raised in a devoutly Catholic environment, he initially studied to become a priest. Ultimately, however, Scorsese opted out of the clergy to enroll in film school at New York University.

He has directed works such as the crime “Mean Streets,” “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” the religious epic drama “The Last Temptation of Christ,” the crime film “Goodfellas,” and many more. He collaborated on many films with actor and close friend Robert De Niro. Scorsese has also been noted for his successful collaborations with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, having directed him in five films, beginning with “Gangs of New York” and most recently “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013.

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Martin Scorsese and Asif Kapadia to make Rolls Royce origins drama

The legendary film-maker is teaming up with the director of Amy for Silver Ghost, about the origins of the British car company

‘Vinyl’ Review: Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger’s HBO Series Rocks

On the surface, it may not seem the most appropriate Valentine’s Day gift, but if you are as in love with rock’n’roll and storytelling from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter, then HBO’s Vinyl is a TV kiss you don’t want to miss. Debuting on February 14 with a two-hour pilot directed by the Oscar winner, Vinyl, as I say in my video review above, literally and figuratively rocks.

Martin Scorsese: Preservation Is "Crucial" for "Universal" Language of Film in "Time of Great Divisions"

The Film Foundation, backed by the Oscar-winning director, is teaming with India's Film Heritage Foundation for a second time for a film preservation workshop in the country.

Martin Scorsese Talks About His New Film 'Silence' - ABC News

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese talked about his new movie " Silence," and reflected back over his decades-long career in an interview that ...

'The Souvenir': Robert Pattinson & Martin Scorsese Board Joanna ...

Robert Pattinson will star in The Souvenir, a romantic mystery from Joanna Hogg that Martin Scorsese has boarded as execuan tive producer.

Martin Scorsese Scraps Frank Sinatra Biopic - Rolling Stone

Martin Scorsese has abandoned plans for his longtime Frank Sinatra biopic after objections from the singer's family.

Martin Scorsese Pays Tribute To Cinematographer Michael ...

Martin Scorsese pays tribute to longtime collaborator Michael Ballhaus after his passing, "He was a precious & irreplaceable friend."

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese to Reunite at Tribeca Film ...

Robert De Niro, the most famous co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, will sit down with his frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese during this year's Tribeca ...

Netflix Is Giving Martin Scorsese's The Irishman a Traditional Oscar ...

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Netflix plans to release “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” in 2019, Variety has exclusively learned.

Martin Scorsese on 'The Irishman': Netflix Is 'Taking Risks' – Variety

Martin Scorsese tackled a range of subjects during a discussion on stage at the Marrakech Intl. Film Festival Sunday, including the contribution to cinema of ...

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