Martin Scorsese biography

Martin Scorsese

Film director

1942 –

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Who is Martin Scorsese?

Martin Charles Scorsese is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards.

Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also notable for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity. He has directed landmark films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, and Goodfellas, all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Departed.

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Born
Nov 17, 1942
Queens
Also known as
  • Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese
  • Marty Scorsese
  • Marty
  • Martin Charles Scorsese
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Agnosticism
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Italian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, New York University
    English Studies
    ( - 1964)
  • Master of Fine Arts, Tisch School of the Arts
    Film
    ( - 1966)
  • Cardinal Hayes High School
Employment
  • Legend Films
Lived in
  • Queens

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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