Martin Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese

Scorsese at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2007
Born Martin Charles Scorsese
November 17, 1942 (1942-11-17) (age 71)
Queens, New York City, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian American
Education Cardinal Hayes High School
Alma mater New York University (B.A.)
NYU Tisch School of the Arts (M.F.A.)
Occupation Film director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active 1963–present
Influenced by in alphabetical order: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger,[1] Satyajit Ray
Spouse Laraine Marie Brennan (1965–ca 71; divorced)
Julia Cameron (1976–77; divorced)
Isabella Rossellini (1979–82; divorced)
Barbara De Fina (1985–91; divorced)
Helen Morris (1999–present)
Parents Charles Scorsese,
Catherine Scorsese

Martin Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American movie director. Many of Scorsese's movies have Italian American, Roman Catholic and violent themes or ideas. Scorsese is probably best known for his movies about the mafia. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for his movie The Departed at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007; the movie also won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay. This was Scorsese's first Academy Award for Best Director.

Awards and recognitions[change | change source]

From left: Salvo Cuccia, Martin Scorsese and Vittorio De Seta at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.

Scorsese has earned praise from many film legends including Ingmar Bergman,[2] Frank Capra,[3] Jean-Luc Godard,[4] Werner Herzog,[5] Elia Kazan,[6] Akira Kurosawa,[7] David Lean,[8] Michael Powell,[9] Satyajit Ray,[10] and François Truffaut.[11]

Year Film Academy Award Nominations Academy Award Wins Golden Globe Nominations Golden Globe Wins BAFTA Nominations BAFTA Wins
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 3 1 2 7 4
1976 Taxi Driver 4 2 7 3
1977 New York, New York 4 2
1980 Raging Bull 8 2 7 1 4 2
1983 The King of Comedy 5 1
1985 After Hours 1 1
1986 The Color of Money 4 1 2
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ 1 2
1990 Goodfellas 6 1 5 7 5
1991 Cape Fear 2 2 2
1993 The Age of Innocence 5 1 4 1 4 1
1995 Casino 1 2 1
1997 Kundun 4 1
2002 Gangs of New York 10 5 2 12 1
2004 The Aviator 11 5 6 3 14 4
2006 The Departed 5 4 6 1 6
2011 Hugo 11 5 3 1 9 2
Total 75 20 54 10 80 23

Filmography[change | change source]

Features[change | change source]

Year Title Contribution Notes
1968 Who's That Knocking at My Door Director/Writer
1972 Boxcar Bertha Director
1973 Mean Streets Director/Writer/Producer Nominated – Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Director Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated – Golden Palm
1976 Taxi Driver Director Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Film
Golden Palm
Hochi Film Award Best Foreign Film
Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Director
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
1977 New York, New York Director
1980 Raging Bull Director/Writer Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
1983 King of Comedy, TheThe King of Comedy Director Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated – Golden Palm
1985 After Hours Director Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Palm
Nominated – César Award for Best Foreign Film
1986 Color of Money, TheThe Color of Money Director
1988 Last Temptation of Christ, TheThe Last Temptation of Christ Director/Writer Venice Film Festival  Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Lion – Venice Film Festival
1990 Goodfellas Director/Producer/Writer BAFTA Award for Best Film
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Bodil Award for Best Non-European Film
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Silver Lion
Venice Film Festival Audience Award
Venice Film Festival  Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated – César Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
1991 Cape Fear Director Nominated – Golden Bear at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.[12]
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
1991 The Grifters Producer Independent Spirit Award for Best Film
1993 Age of Innocence, TheThe Age of Innocence Director/Writer Bodil Award for Best Non-European Film
Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film
National Board of Review Award for Best Director
Venice Film Festival Audience Award
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated – USC Scripter Award Best Screenplay
1995 Casino Director/Writer Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
1997 Kundun Director Nominated – Australian Film Institute Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Director Courmayeur Noir Film Festival Jury Prize
2002 Gangs of New York Director Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Italian Online Movie Award for Best Director
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – César Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
Nominated – Nastro d’Argento Best Foreign Director
2004 The Aviator Director BAFTA Award for Best Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated – Directors Guild of Great Britain
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – Nastro d’Argento Best Foreign Director
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Director
2006 Departed, TheThe Departed Director Academy Award for Best Director
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Italian Online Movie Award for Best Director
Gransito Movie Award Best Director
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
National Board of Review Award for Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated – David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Director
Nominated – Gotham Award Best Film
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Director
2010 Shutter Island Director/Producer Nominated – National Board of Review NBR Award for Top Ten Films
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Director


Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Horror Film
Nominated – Italian Online Movie Award for Best Director
Nominated – Italian Online Movie Award for Best Film
Nominated – Scream Awards for Best Director
Nominated – Scream Awards for Best Horror Movie

2011 Hugo Director/Producer National Board of Review Award for Best Director
National Board of Review Award for Best Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
North Texas Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nevada Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nevada Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Family Film
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Film
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Director
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Film
Nominated –(2rd place)National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Nominated –(2nd place) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Nominated –(3rd place) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
Nominated –(2nd place) Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated –(2nd place)|Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Nominated – Southeastern Film Critics Association: Top 10 Films
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Film
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
Nominated – IndieWire Critics Survey Award for Best Film
Nominated – (2nd place)IndieWire Critics Survey Award for Best Director
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated – Producers Guild of America
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Film
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Direction
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director- Pending
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Film- Pending
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Director- Pending
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Film
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Film- Pending
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Pending - Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film

Pending - Saturn Award for Best Director

2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Director

Documentary movies[change | change source]

Year Title Notes
1970 Street Scenes
1974 Italianamerican
1978 Last Waltz, TheThe Last Waltz
1978 American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince
1995 Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, AA Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
1999 My Voyage to Italy Melbourne International Film Festival Best Documentary
National Board of Review William K. Everson Film History Award
National Society of Film Critics Award Special Award
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Documentary Film
2003 The Blues (series)
2005 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video
Nominated – Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for Nonfiction Programming
2008 Shine a Light (film)
2010 Public Speaking Nominated-Gotham Independent Film Awards 2010
2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Documentary
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Documentary

Short movies[change | change source]

Year Title Notes
1959 "Vesuvius VI"
1963 "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?"
1964 "It's Not Just You, Murray!"
1967 "Big Shave, TheThe Big Shave" L'Âge d'or – Knokke-le-Zoute Film Festival
1987 "Bad" (music video with Michael Jackson)
1989 "New York Stories" (segment "Life's Lessons")
1990 "Made in Milan"
2007 "Key to Reserva, TheThe Key to Reserva"

Television work[change | change source]

Year Title Notes
2010–present Boardwalk Empire Executive producer, director (series premiere)
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Appearances on camera[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1967 Who's That Knocking at My Door Thug #2 cameo
1973 Mean Streets Jimmy Shorts and Charlie Cappa's narration cameo
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Man in cafeteria cameo
1976 Taxi Driver Passenger in Travis's cab cameo
1978 Last Waltz, TheThe Last Waltz Himself
1980 Raging Bull The Man who speaks with La Motta in the end
1983 King of Comedy, TheThe King of Comedy TV director cameo
1985 After Hours Man with searchlight cameo
1986 The Color of Money opening narrator uncredited
1986 Round Midnight R.W. Goodley
1990 Dreams Vincent van Gogh
1991 Guilty by Suspicion Joe Lesser
1992 Player, TheThe Player Himself
1993 The Age of Innocence Photographer uncredited cameo
1994 Quiz Show Martin Rittenhome
1999 Muse, TheThe Muse Himself
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher
2002 Gangs of New York Wealthy homeowner
2004 The Aviator Hell's Angel's projectionist voice (uncredited)
2004 Shark Tale Sykes voice
2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself
2008 Shine a Light Himself
2008 Entourage Himself
2011 Hugo Camera man

References[change | change source]

  1. Scorsese's foreword in Arrows of Desire: The Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger by Christie, Ian. (London: Waterstone, 1994. ISBN 0-571-16271-1; First edition 1985. ISBN 0-947752-13-7.)
  2. "EuroScreenwriters – Interviews with European Film Directors – Ingmar Bergman". http://zakka.dk/euroscreenwriters/interviews/ingmar_bergman_03.htm.
  3. Capra, Frank; Poague, Leland A (2004-03). Frank Capra: interviews. ISBN 978-1-57806-617-9 . http://books.google.com/books?id=1_-o2HI26KIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Frank+Capra+interviews#v=onepage&q=scorsese&f=false.
  4. Godard, Jean Luc; Sterritt, David (1998). Jean-Luc Godard: interviews. ISBN 978-1-57806-081-8 . http://books.google.com/?id=H_Bf0RGzkJEC&pg=PA128&dq=Jean-Luc+Godard+conversations#v=onepage&q=Scorsese&f=false.
  5. "Werner Herzog Interview – UGO.com". http://www.ugo.com/movies/werner-herzog-interview.
  6. "Programa de Educação Tutorial da Faculdade de Economia da UFF". http://www.uff.br/peteconomia/pages/textospage/cinema/scorcese/taxidriverframe004.htm. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
  7. Kurosawa, Akira; Cardullo, Bert (2008). Akira Kurosawa: interviews. ISBN 978-1-57806-997-2 . http://books.google.com/?id=eVs7KxKpWeEC&pg=PA145&dq=Akira+Kurosawa+conversations#v=onepage&q=SCORSESE&f=false.
  8. Organ, Steven (2009). David Lean:interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 110, 154. ISBN 978-1-60473-235-1 . http://books.google.com/?id=kzVEXi4Plw0C&pg=PR1&dq=David+Lean+conversations#v=onepage&q=Martin%20Scorsese&f=false. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
  9. Lazar, David (2003-04). Michael Powell: interviews. ISBN 978-1-57806-498-4 . http://books.google.com/?id=dHnZZcgztgwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Michael+Powell+interviews#v=onepage&q=Scorsese&f=false.
  10. Ray, Satyajit; Cardullo, Bert (2007-01). Satyajit Ray: interviews. ISBN 978-1-57806-937-8 . http://books.google.com/?id=fQYs4X5d9WAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Satyajit+Ray+interviews#v=onepage&q=Scorsese&f=false.
  11. Truffaut, François; Bergan, Ronald (2008-01). François Truffaut: interviews. ISBN 978-1-934110-14-0 . http://books.google.com/?id=cbZMK9baJ2AC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Francois+truffaut+interviews#v=onepage&q=Scorsese&f=false.
  12. "Berlinale: 1992 Programme". berlinale.de. http://www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/1992/02_programm_1992/02_Programm_1992.html. Retrieved 2011-05-22.

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