Martin Scorsese

Film Director
Born Nov 17, 1942

Martin Charles Scorsese is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest directors of all time. In 1990 he founded The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on November 17, 1942.
1947 4 Years Old Scorsese has cited Sabu and Victor Mature as his favorite actors during his youth and has spoken of the influence of the 1947 Powell and Pressburger film Black Narcissus, whose innovative techniques later impacted his filmmaking. … Read More


1964 21 Years Old His initial desire to become a priest while attending Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx gave way to cinema and consequently, Scorsese enrolled in NYU's University College of Arts and Science, (now known as the College of Arts and Science), where he earned a B.A. in English in 1964.
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He went on to earn his M.F.A. from NYU's School of the Arts (now known as the Tisch School of the Arts) in 1966, a year after the school was founded. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old In 1967, Scorsese made his first feature-length film, the black and white I Call First, which was later retitled Who's That Knocking at My Door with his fellow students actor Harvey Keitel and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, both of whom were to become long-term collaborators. … Read More
1972 29 Years Old In 1972, Scorsese made the Depression-era exploiter Boxcar Bertha for B-movie producer Roger Corman, who also helped directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, and John Sayles launch their careers. … Read More


1974 31 Years Old In 1974, actress Ellen Burstyn chose Scorsese to direct her in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. … Read More
Taxi Driver followed in 1976—Scorsese's dark, urban nightmare of one lonely man's slow descent into insanity. … Read More
1978 35 Years Old 1 More Event
…  However, Scorsese's commitments to other projects delayed the release of the film until 1978.
1979 36 Years Old Scorsese was married to actress Isabella Rossellini from 1979 to their divorce in 1983.
1980 37 Years Old Scorsese was interested in doing a "romantic piece". His friend Jay Cocks gave him the Wharton novel in 1980, suggesting that this should be the romantic piece Scorsese should film as Cocks felt it best represented his sensibility. … Read More


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1988 45 Years Old After his mid-1980s flirtation with commercial Hollywood, Scorsese made a major return to personal film-making with the Paul Schrader–scripted The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988. Based on Nikos Kazantzakis's controversial 1960 book, it retold the life of Christ in human rather than divine terms. … Read More
1989 46 Years Old Along with directors Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola, in 1989 Scorsese provided one of three segments in the portmanteau film New York Stories, called "Life Lessons". … Read More
1990 47 Years Old 1 More Event
After the film was released Roger Ebert, a friend and supporter of Scorsese, named Goodfellas "the best mob movie ever" and is ranked No. 1 on Roger's movie list for 1990, along with Gene Siskel and Peter Travers, the film is widely considered one of the director's greatest achievements. … Read More


1994 51 Years Old In 1994, Scorsese's cameo appearance in the Robert Redford film Quiz Show is remembered for the telling line: "You see, the audience didn't tune in to watch some amazing display of intellectual ability. … Read More
1999 56 Years Old In 1999 Scorsese also produced a documentary on Italian filmmakers titled Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, also known as My Voyage to Italy. … Read More
2001 58 Years Old Originally filmed for a release in the winter of 2001 (to qualify for Academy Award nominations), Scorsese delayed the final production of the film until after the beginning of 2002; the studio consequently delayed the film for nearly a year until its release in the Oscar season of late 2002. … Read More


2006 63 Years Old …  The Departed also received the Academy Award for the Best Motion Picture of 2006, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing by longtime Scorsese editor Thelma Schoonmaker, her third win for a Scorsese film. … Read More
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On the 2007 updated version they moved Goodfellas up to No. 92 on the AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies list (10th Anniversary Edition) and they put Goodfellas at No. 2 on their list of the top 10 gangster films (after The Godfather). … Read More
2008 65 Years Old Scorsese is a steadfast supporter of the Democratic Party, supporting the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in 2008. … Read More
2010 67 Years Old On May 20, 2010, the film was Scorsese's highest grossing film. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Scorsese directed a three-and-a-half-hour documentary about the life and music of former Beatles member George Harrison, which premiered in the United States on HBO over two parts on October 5 and 6, 2011. … Read More
2013 70 Years Old 1 More Event
Scorsese's 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street, is an American biographical black comedy based on Jordan Belfort's memoir of the same name. … Read More
2014 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2014, the estate of influential punk rock band The Ramones claimed a biopic of the band was in the works with Scorsese's involvement.
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In March 2015 It was announced that Scorsese will direct a Mike Tyson biopic. … Read More
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