Martin Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in New York City and he is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian.
Biography and Career
Martin Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in New York City and he is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation, a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema and has won awards from the Oscars, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America.
He is president of the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation and the prevention of the decaying of motion picture film stock.
Hiss body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roma
n Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, and violence. Scorsese is widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of his era, directing landmark films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas.
In 2007, he was honored by the National Italian American Foundation at the nonprofit's 32nd Anniversary Gala. During the ceremony, He helped launch NIAF's Jack Valenti Institute, which provides support to Italian American film students, in memory of former Foundation Board Member and past president of the Motion Picture Association of America Jack Valenti. He received his award from Mary Margaret Valenti, Jack's widow.
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.
In 2007, Scorsese was listed among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. In August 2007 Scorsese was named the 2nd greatest director of all time in a poll by Total Film magazine, in front of Steven Spielberg and behind Alfred Hitchcock.
Birth Name: Martin C. Scorsese
Birth: November 17, 1942
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