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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese
Scorsese at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2007
Personal information
Birth nameMartin Charles Scorsese
Birth dateNovember 17, 1942(age 73)
Place of birthQueens, New York, U.S.
EducationCardinal Hayes High School
Alma materNew York University / Tisch
OccupationFilm director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active1963 present
Influenced byJean Renoir, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Federico Fellini, Orson Welles, John Ford, Satyajit Ray, Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, Stanley Kubrick, Roberto Rossellini, John Cassavetes, Michael Gough, Emeric Pressburger, Luchino Visconti, Ingmar Bergman, Elia Kazan
InfluencedQuentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Yates, John Woo, Tim Burton, David Fincher
SpouseLaraine 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)
ParentsCharles Scorsese,
Catherine Scorsese

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Martin Charles Scorsese (-enskɔrˈsɛsipron; born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won awards from the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America. Scorsese is president of The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation.

Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime and violence. Scorsese is hailed as one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of the modern era, directing landmark films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, 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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