Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Actor, Director, Screenplay, Editor, Producer, Associate Producer, Executive Producer

BIO

​American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese made the short films while he attended New York University's film school; these include “What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?” (1963), “It's Not Just You, Murray!” (1964), and his most famous short of the period “The Big Shave” (1967). This came shortly after seriously considering entering into priesthood. He entered a seminary in 1956 then opted to direct his focus toward film; he graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964.

Scorsese made his first feature-length film in 1967, “Call First”, which was later retitled “Who's That Knocking at My Door”, which was followed by “Boxcar Bertha” (1972). The Film “Taxi Driver” (1976) won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, and received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, establishing Scorsese as an accomplished filmmaker operating on a highly skilled level. 

Scorsese has been married five times. His first wife was Laraine Marie Brennan; they have a daughter, Catherine. He married the writer Julia Cameron in 1976; they have a daughter, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, who is an actress and appeared in The Age of Innocence, but the marriage lasted only a year. He was married to actress Isabella Rossellini from 1979 to their divorce in 1983. He then married producer Barbara De Fina in 1985; their marriage ended in divorce as well, in 1991. He has been married to Helen Morris since 1999; they have a daughter, Francesca, who appeared in The Departed and The Aviator. He is primarily based in New York City.

Birthday

Nov. 17, 1942

Place of birth

Queens, New York, USA

Known for

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Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood

A retrospective of the films of Britain's Hammer Studios, renowned for making stylish horror film... Read more

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Milius

The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers... Read more

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Kurosawa's Way

Eleven major film makers from Europe, America and Asia talk about Akira Kurosawa and discover sur... Read more

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Hollywood Uncensored

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Peter Fonda host an examination of the history of decency standards for... Read more

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My Voyage to Italy

"I saw these movies. They had a powerful effect on me. You should see them." That's Martin Scorse... Read more

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Feel Like Going Home

Director Martin Scorsese (The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, Gangs of New York) pays homage to the Delt... Read more

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Scorsese's Goodfellas

In this produced by Brett Ratner new retrospective documentary we hear from cast members and addi... Read more

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Street Scenes

Documentary on May 1970 antiwar protests in New York City and Washington D.C.. Read more

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In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese

In Search of Kundun, a “making-of” documentary that is so much more, follows Scorsese as he plans... Read more

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Bad 25

Spike Lee pays tribute to Michael Jackson's Bad on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the epochal al... Read more

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Stanley Kubrick in Focus

Spielberg, Soderbergh, Stone, Friedkin, Scorsese and others tell how Kubrick's directorial style ... Read more

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Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen

A documentary about the making of John Huston's 'The African Queen'. Read more

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Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'

A documentary about the making of Martin Scorsese's gangster classic "Goodfellas". Read more

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The Last Waltz

Martin Scorsese's rockumentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour wit... Read more

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Hitchcock/Truffaut

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced t... Read more

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Italianamerican

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York and the f... Read more

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Made in Milan

A short documentary film about fashion designer Giorgio Armani; it shows him preparing for a show... Read more

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AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

10th Anniversary of the 100 greatest films as chosen by the American Film Institute. Read more

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of th... Read more

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French Cinema Mon Amour

French Cinema Mon Amour is an ensemble film in which each contributor brings their own voice, the... Read more

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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Chronicles the six-decade (so far) career of the U.S. film industry's most diverse, dogged and re... Read more

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Frank Capra's American Dream

A documentary looking at the life and career of film director Frank Capra. Hosted by Ron Howard. Read more

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We Have Come for Your Daughters

Documentary of a 154-person bus and truck tour that set out to spread the gospel of flower power ... Read more

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Ken San

KEN SAN pieces together the puzzle of the life and legacy of Japan's mythical acting icon, Ken Ta... Read more

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Long Strange Trip

The long and unique tale of The Grateful Dead. Read more

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John Ford & Monument Valley

John Wayne, Henry Fonda and James Stewart discuss working with John Ford Read more

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Casino: The Story

A documentary about the making of Martin Scorsese's Casino. Read more

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A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope

A fascinating chronicle of the birth and rise of the radically different independent studio found... Read more

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Cecil B DeMille: American Epic

Documentary about the legendary American film director from his introduction to the film industry... Read more

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John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

An examination of the Oscar-winning director who brought to life some of cinema's most beloved mo... Read more

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Woodstock: The Director's Cut

The original "Woodstock" documentary film, with added elements including performances by bands wh... Read more

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By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Malcolm X

A short documentary about the making of Spike Lee's biopic, 'Malcolm X'. Read more

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with in... Read more

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Arena - John Cassavetes

Tribute to actor and director John Cassavetes who died in February 1989. Friends, associates and ... Read more

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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story bui... Read more

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A Beautiful Vacation

This 2006 documentary was filmed on the occasion of director Dino Risi's ninetieth birthday. It f... Read more

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Gene Tierney: A Forgotten Star

Martin Scorsese is among those paying tribute to Gene Tierney, the Academy Award-nominated Americ... Read more

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This Is Orson Welles

Misunderstood genius, superstar, Hollywood’s fallen angel... Orson Welles left his indelible mar... Read more

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John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man

Dreaming the Quiet Man’ includes interviews with aficionados of Ford like, Martin, Scorsese, Pete... Read more

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Inter-cut with archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of... Read more

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Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel

Documentary examining the life and career of producer/director Roger Corman. Clips from his films... Read more

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The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth

A documentary looking at the life and films of Francesco Rosi. Read more

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Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg

Documentary about the career of director David Cronenberg, with clips from his films and intervie... Read more

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Seduced and Abandoned

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead... Read more

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Obsessed with Vertigo

A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo". Narra... Read more

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Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career ... Read more

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Public Speaking

A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern... Read more

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Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows

Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-bu... Read more

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The 50 Year Argument

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David T... Read more

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Filming for Your Life: Making 'After Hours'

A documentary about the making of Martin Scorsese's After Hours. Read more

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Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

With a focus on Clint Eastwood's career as a director, this documentary features movie clips, beh... Read more

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American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince

American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince is a 1978 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. Its s... Read more

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Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest si... Read more

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Making 'Taxi Driver'

A behind the scenes on the making of one of the greatest films ever made. Filled with trivia, int... Read more

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A Letter to Elia

Director Martin Scorsese speaks candidly and passionately about one of his formative filmmaking i... Read more

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The Rolling Stones: Shine a Light

Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in "Shine A Light," a look at The Rolling Stones." S... Read more

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King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

A feature length documentary on the acclaimed work and eclectic career of maverick filmmaker Larr... Read more

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Untitled Bill Clinton Documentary

The 42nd president is profiled by one of the world's most respected directors. Read more

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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

Martin Scorsese celebrates American movies from the silent classics to the Hollywood of the Seven... Read more

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Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies

The influence that artists Pablo Picasso and George Braque had on the world of cinema is the subj... Read more

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The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style

An overview of Alfred Hitchcock's filmmaking style. Read more

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Movies Are My Life

A documentary profile of Martin Scorsese. Read more

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Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

The life story of Jerry Lewis, the genius of American laughter. Read more

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Woodstock

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from prepa... Read more

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Side by Side

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Ove... Read more

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The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera

In a documentary about Samuel Fuller, the spectator gets different impressions about the Hollywoo... Read more

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Martin Scorsese Directs

Providing behind the scenes footage of the director on set with clips from his own films, Martin ... Read more

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Mifune: The Last Samurai

Nearly 20 years after his death and in the run-up to his centenary, Toshiro Mifune remains a true... Read more

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Woody Allen: A Documentary

A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn a... Read more