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Martin Scorsese

Director, Actor Date of birth 17th November 1942
Place of birth Queens, New York, USA
Year of debut 1959
First feature film Vesuvius VI

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated10
  • BAFTA Awards won2
  • BAFTA Awards nominated10
  • Golden Globe Awards won3
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated8
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Biography

After Martin Scorsese was expelled from missionary school, he studied filmmaking at New York University. Roger Corman spotted his student movies. He began directing features with Who’s That Knocking At My Door? In the seventies he gained recognition for directing movies including Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. He has since built up a reputation with movies including Raging Bull and The Departed. In 2010, he received the Cecil B. De Mille award at the Golden Globes.

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Martin Scorsese's films

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Packshot for the film Shark Tale
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
87 Mins
Released
2004

Animated film starring Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Jack Black and Angelina Jolie. Contains some mildly scary moments.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Goodfellas
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
140 Mins
Released
1990

Martin Scorsese's mob epic starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Very strong violence, with drug use and strong language throughout.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • Martin Scorsese got fired from his first professional directing job, The Honeymoon Killers, partly for not shooting any extra coverage as he only filmed master shots.
  • He reportedly nearly gave up making movies when his musical New York, New York was a box office flop.
  • In 1990 he established The Film Foundation. The non-profit organisation is dedicated to preserving movies and providing film education programmes.
  • He voiced the character Mr. Sykes in the animated movie Shark Tale.
  • He has been married five times. He married his fifth wife Helen Morris in 1999. He has three daughters from various marriages.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2006 Directing - The Departed
  • 10 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2011 Best Picture - Hugo
    • 2011 Directing - Hugo
    • 2006 Directing - The Departed
    • 2004 Directing - The Aviator
    • 2002 Directing - Gangs Of New York
    • 1993 Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published) - The Age Of Innocence
    • 1990 Directing - Goodfellas
    • 1990 Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) - Goodfellas
    • 1988 Directing - The Last Temptation Of Christ
    • 1980 Directing - Raging Bull
  • 2 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1990 Adapted Screenplay - Goodfellas
    • 1990 Best Film - Goodfellas
  • 10 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2012 Director - Hugo
    • 2006 The David Lean Award for achievement in Direction - The Departed
    • 2004 The David Lean Award for achievement in Direction - The Aviator
    • 2002 The David Lean Award for achievement in Direction - Gangs Of New York
    • 1990 Achievement in Direction - Goodfellas
    • 1990 Adapted Screenplay - Goodfellas
    • 1990 Best Film - Goodfellas
    • 1983 Direction - The King Of Comedy
    • 1976 Direction - Taxi Driver
    • 1975 Direction - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2012 Best Director - Motion Picture - Hugo
    • 2007 Best Director - Motion Picture - The Departed
    • 2003 Best Director - Motion Picture - Gangs Of New York
  • 8 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2012 Best Director - Motion Picture - Hugo
    • 2007 Best Director - Motion Picture - The Departed
    • 2005 Best Director - Motion Picture - The Aviator
    • 2003 Best Director - Motion Picture - Gangs Of New York
    • 1996 Best Director - Motion Picture - Casino
    • 1994 Best Director - Motion Picture - The Age Of Innocence
    • 1991 Best Director - Motion Picture - Goodfellas
    • 1981 Best Director - Motion Picture - Raging Bull