Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese (, ; born November 17, 1942) is an American-Italian film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, whose career spans more than 50 years. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential directors in film history. Scorsese's body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, crime and tribalism. Many of his films are known for their depiction of violence, and the liberal use of profanity and rock music. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation and in 2017, he introduced the African Film Heritage Project. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Directors Guild of America Awards.

He has established a filmmaking history involving repeat collaborations with actors and film technicians, including nine films made with Robert De Niro. His films with De Niro are the vigilante-thriller ''Taxi Driver'' (1976), the biographical sports drama ''Raging Bull'' (1980), the black comedy ''The King of Comedy'' (1983), the musical drama ''New York, New York'' (1977), the psychological thriller ''Cape Fear'' (1991), and the crime films ''Mean Streets'' (1973), ''Goodfellas'' (1990), ''Casino'' (1995) and ''The Irishman'' (2019). Scorsese has also been noted for his successful collaborations with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, having directed him in five films: the historical epic ''Gangs of New York'' (2002), the Howard Hughes biography ''The Aviator'' (2004), the crime thriller ''The Departed'' (2006), the psychological thriller ''Shutter Island'' (2010), and the Wall Street satire ''The Wolf of Wall Street'' (2013). ''The Departed'' won Scorsese the Academy Award for Best Director, in addition to winning the award for Best Picture.

Scorsese's other film work includes the dramedy ''Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'' (1974), the black comedy ''After Hours'' (1985), the romantic drama ''The Age of Innocence'' (1993), the historical adventure drama ''Hugo'' (2011), and the religious epics ''The Last Temptation of Christ'' (1988) and ''Silence'' (2016). His work in television includes the pilot episodes of the HBO series ''Boardwalk Empire'' and ''Vinyl'', which he also co-created.

With nine Academy Award for Best Director nominations, he is the most-nominated living director and is second only to William Wyler's 12 nominations overall. As a fan of rock music, he has directed several documentaries on the subject, including ''The Last Waltz'' (1978), ''No Direction Home'' (2005), ''Shine a Light'' (2008), ''George Harrison: Living in the Material World'' (2011), and ''Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese'' (2019). Provided by Wikipedia
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