The most renowned filmmaker of his era, Martin Scorsese virtually defined the state of modern American cinema during the 1970s and '80s. A consummate storyteller and visual stylist who lived and breathed movies, he won fame translating his passion and energy into a brand of filmmaking that crackled…more
In 2012, Martin won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Nonfiction Special in his work on George Harrison: Living In The Material World.
In 2011, Martin won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in his work on Boardwalk Empire.
In May 2007, Martin Scorsese announced the launching of the World Cinema Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of notable films from around the world.
Martin accepted the 1975 Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role on behalf of Ellen Burstyn. Ellen won for her performance in Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
He received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 28, 2003.
He has a pet white Bichon Frise named Zoe.
His nickname is "Marty".
In 2007, Martin won an Academy Award for Best Director in his work on The Departed.
Scorsese won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director for his film The Departed.
Movie Director Credits:
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Street Scenes (1970)
Mean Streets (1973)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976)
New York, New York (1977)
The Last Waltz (197
Raging Bull (1980)
The King of Comedy (1983)
After Hours (1985)
The Color of Money (1986)
The Last Temptation of Christ (198
New York Stories (1989)
Cape Fear (1991)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
My Voyage to Italy (1999)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Aviator (2004)
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)
The Departed (2006)
Martin Scorsese is the honorary president of the Vienna Film museum.
Martin Scorsese wanted to be a priest before he became a film director.
Martin Scorsese has a small acting role in many of his films.
Martin Scorsese voiced the Sykes character in the Animated motion picture Shark Tale in 2004.
Martin Scorsese has starred in an American Express advert.
Martin Scorsese suffers from asthma.
Martin Scorsese's daughter Cathy Scorsese is an actress.
While serving as a teacher at New York University film school he taught legendary film director Spike Lee.
While serving as a teacher at New York University film school he taught legendary film director Oliver Stone.
Martin Scorsese went to New York University.
Martin Scorsese directed Michael Jackson's music video Bad.
Martin Scorsese has given his parents Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese small acting roles in many of his films.
He frequently works with Joe Pesci.
In 1997 Martin Scorsese received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.
Martin Scorsese has been divorced four times.
Martin Scorsese has been married five times.
Martin Scorsese is 5'4" tall.
His favourite movie is Citizen Kane Directed by Orson Welles.
Martin Scorsese says Robert De Niro is his favourite actor.
Martin Scorsese: If I continue to make films about New York, they will probably be set in the past. The 'new' New York I don't know much about. It's not that I'm against contemporary film. I'm open to it in general, but I find the new colours of the city, the new Times Square, kind of shocking. I guess I'm stuck in a time warp.
Martin Scorsese: My whole life has been movies and religion. That't it. Nothing else.
Martin Scorsese: Because of the movies I make, people get nervous, because they think of me as difficult and angry. I am difficult and angry, but they don't expect a sense of humor. And the only thing that gets me through is a sense of humor.
Martin Scorsese: It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.