Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Age
74
Birthday
Nov. 17th, 1942
Born in
Queens, New York, USA
Height
5' 4

Martin Scorsese's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Directors TV Show
The Directors
Film School TV Show
Film School
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Life Itself
2014 - Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
2013 - Casting By
2013 - One Direction: This Is Us
2012 - Side by Side
2010 - The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
2008 - Shine a Light
2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2007 - The Key to Reserva
2004 - The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
2004 - The Aviator
2004 - Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
2004 - Shark Tale
2004 - The Aviator
2003 - A Decade Under the Influence
2002 - Gangs of New York
1999 - The Muse
1995 - Search and Destroy
1994 - Quiz Show
1993 - The Age of Innocence
1991 - Guilty by Suspicion
1990 - The Grifters
1990 - Yume
1989 - New York Stories
1987 - Hollywood Uncensored
1986 - 'Round Midnight
1986 - The Color of Money
1985 - After Hours
1983 - King of Comedy
1980 - Raging Bull
1978 - American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince
1978 - The Last Waltz
1976 - Taxi Driver
1976 - Cannonball!
1973 - Mean Streets
1972 - Boxcar Bertha
0 - Seduced and Abandoned

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Director (segment "Alec Baldwin")
3
Martin Scorsese
2
Guillermo Uno-on-Uno
2
Himself
1
Himself - Guest
1
Himself - Guest
1
Himself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock (1970)), Scorsese directed the gritty exploiter Boxcar Bertha (1972). Mean Streets (1973) followed in 1973 and provided the benchmarks for the Scorsese style: New York settings, loners struggling with inner demons, pointed-shoes rock-meets-opera soundtracks and unrelenting cathartic violence. "Mean Streets" also featured Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, two actors who would help shape that style. After Scorsese directed Ellen Burstyn to a Best Actress Oscar in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), the trio was reunited for the dark journey of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976). The film achieved additional notoriety five years after its release when Bickle's (De Niro) concern for a teenaged hooker played by Jodie Foster inspired John Hinckley (I)'s assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan (I) in 1981. After New York, New York (1977) (which one critic described as a wife-abuse musical) and The Last Waltz (1978), Scorsese released Raging Bull (1980) dedicated to his mentor Haig Manoogian. The biography of middleweight fighter Jake LaMotta earned two Oscars (Actor - DeNiro, Editing - Thelma Schoonmaker) and was later selected as the best film of the decade by U.S. critic gods Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. Scorsese then explored fans as pariah (The King of Comedy (1982)), dark-comic dreams (After Hours (1985)), and revisited pool shark Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1961) ( The Color of Money (1986) with Paul Newman (I)). Scorsese outraged some religious groups by attempting to portray a human son of God in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) before returning to more familiar territory with the Mafia in Goodfellas (1990). He followed with two films which were remakes, Cape Fear (1991) and The Age of Innocence (1993). Besides directing and co-writing, Scorsese has also acted. It's interesting to note he played the gunman at the finale of Mean Streets (1973) and the cab passenger planning to kill his wife in Taxi Driver (1976). He also had a role in Dreams (1990).


TRIVIA:
  • He was an altar boy at Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, which was used in his early films _I Call First (1967)_ (qv) and _Mean Streets (1973)_ (qv). Old St. Patrick's is also where the baptism scene in _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv) took place.
  • 'Haig Manoogian' (qv) was Scorsese's mentor at NYU.
  • He has worked with big names of music business: 'Elvis Presley' (qv), 'Bob Dylan' (qv), 'Jimi Hendrix' (qv), 'The Rolling Stones' (qv), 'Michael Jackson (I)' and 'David Bowie (I)' (qv).
  • He directed 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv)'s _Bad (1987) (V)_ (qv) music video. The full length video runs 16 minutes and is in both black & white and color. It is usually shortened down to just the color segment for television.
  • In 1975, he accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" on behalf of 'Ellen Burstyn' (qv), who wasn't present at the awards ceremony. She won for her performance in Scorsese's _Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)_ (qv)
  • Appeared in an "American Express" ad where he goes to pick up photos of his nephew's birthday party at a drug store, and then proceeds to nervously pick through what's wrong with each picture while trying to get the clueless photo-lab clerk's opinion on them. He proceeds to buy more film with an American Express card and calls the people on the pictures saying they need to reshoot. Scorsese says this funny ad is probably the closest he's come to accurately "playing" himself.
  • Was at one point going to make a movie about the life of comedian 'Richard Pryor' (qv).
  • He was one of three major directors to have been offered the opportunity to direct _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv) by producer 'Steven Spielberg' (qv), the other two being 'Roman Polanski' (qv) and 'Billy Wilder' (qv). Scorsese thought a Jewish filmmaker should direct it; Polanski wasn't yet ready to deal with the painful subject (having lost his mother in the Holocaust); and Wilder (who was retired and who lost his mother and grandmother in the Holocaust) finally told Spielberg that he should do it himself.


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