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Martin Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese is an American filmmaker whose estimated net worth is $70 million. He was born on November 17th, 1942 in Queens, New York (USA), but grew up in Little Italy. Martin Scorsese, a descendant of Sicilian immigrants had an extraordinary Italian background. His parents were Luciano Charles Scorsese and Catherine Cappa, both textile workers and parents of another boy named Frank, older than Martin.

Childhood and young age.

He was asthmatic from his childhood, which separated him from sports, the young Scorsese wanted at the beginning to become a priest, that he even entering the seminary of Cathedral College. In the late 1950s he abandoned his first idea of dedicating himself to the priesthood and, influenced by John Ford, Orson Welles, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini and especially Michael Powell, Martin Scorsese began to shoot his first short films, among them “Vesuvius VI” (1959). Soon after, in 1963, he joined the University of New York to study cinematography, his great passion next to the world of rock.

Growing as filmmaker.

In this period, he filmed several short films like “What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in A Place Like This?” (1963), “It’s Not Just You, Murray!” (1964) or “The Big Shave” (1967).

In 1965 he married his girlfriend Laraine Brennan and a year later he graduated, working as an assistant professor for some time in the same university where he studied.

Consolidation as a director.

His first feature film was “Who’s that Knocking at my Door?” (1967), an autobiographical urban drama starring Zina Bethune and Harvey Keitel. The film was set by Thelma Schoonmaker, his usual collaborator and key piece in the artistic triumph of his future and best projects. After writing the script for the film “Obsessions” (1969), a German-Dutch co-production, working as an editor and assistant director on the documentary “Woodstock” (1970), and directing another documentary, “Street Scenes”), Martin Scorsese collaborated with Roger Corman on production to film “Boxcar Bertha” (1972), a crime thriller set in the 1930s starring Barbara Hershey and David Carradine.

Success.

“Mean Streets” (1973) was his first great film and the beginning of his fruitful collaboration with actor Robert de Niro, who later appeared in the same decade in titles such as “Taxi Driver” (1976) or “New York, New York” (1977). In this film, Liza Minnelli had also and appearance. This actress with which the director maintained a brief romance. “Taxi Driver”, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Martin Scorsese first teamed with screenwriter Paul Schrader.

In 1974, Scorsese directed a new documentary, “Italianamerican” (1974), in which he interviewed his own parents, and premiered “Alice doesn’t live here anymore” (1974), psychological and romantic drama with Ellen Burstyn as main protagonist, who won the Oscar for best actress.

Personal life.

He has been married five times. His first wife was Laraine Marie Brennan, and they had a son named Pierre. He married for the second time with writer Julia Cameron in 1976, but the marriage only lasted a year and also had a daughter, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese. He married for the third time with Isabella Rossellini in 1979, and divorced four years later, in 1983. Two years later, in 1985, he married the producer Barbara De Fina, divorced in 1991. He has been married since 1999 With Helen Morris and both have a daughter, Francesca.

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Martin Scorsese

Profession
Movie director, Producer
Date of Birth
Nov 17, 1942(74 years old)
Nationality
USA
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