Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese the renowned actor, screenwriter, producer, director and film historian. He is also known for his brilliant, bold as well as innovative and excellence work for American

NameMartin Scorsese
Date of BirthNovember 17, 1942 (age 73), Queens, New York City, New York, United States
ParentsCharles Scorsese,Catherine Scorsese
SiblingsFrank Scorsese
EducationTisch School of the Arts,University in New York City, New York
SpouseHelen Morris,Barbara De Fina,Isabella Rossellini,Julia Cameron,Laraine Marie Brennan
ChildernFrancesca Scorsese,Domenica Cameron-Scorsese,Cathy Scorsese
Net worth$70 million

film industry from 1970. His many films are marked as the portrayal of violence and liberal culture of America. He is renowned as most noteworthy American film director of late twentieth and beginning of twenty-first centuries. He devoted more than fifty-three years to American film industry.

Childhood of a Great Directorharvey-keitel-childhood-picture

Martin Scorsese took birth in Queens, New York on 17th November 1942. Though, his family shifted to Little Italy of Manhattan. Scorsese’s father was Charles Scorsese and his mother was Catherine Scorsese.

Martin Charles Scorsese’s Early Life  tisch-school-of-the-arts-of-new-york-university

Scorsese had asthma. Hence, he could not participate in sport and other activities that other kids generally do. His parents and elder brother usually took him to theaters. His knack towards cinema started to develop from this stage. He was just 8 years old then.

He went to Tisch School of The Arts of New York University. He got his B.A degree in English in 1964 and M.F.A in the film in 1966.

Early Career before being a Successful DirectorIt's Not Just You, Murray (Martin Scorsese, 1964)

In 1963 he made short film “What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?” and in 1964 he made “It’s Not Just You, Murray!”. In the year 1967, his darkly comic “The Big Shave” (even titled as Viet’67) got several appraisals. He was deeply inspired by American film Professor Haig P. Manooglam when he was at New York University.

Career Growth of Martinmartin-scorsese-whos-that-knocking-at-my-door

He made his 1st feature length film “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?” during this project he met with Harvey Keitel and Thelma Schoonmaker. He cast Harvey for his several movies and he had worked with Editor Thelma for more than forty years.


Later, in 1973 he made “Mean Streets”, one of the remarkable as well as masterpiece movies of Scorsese. The movie proved his excellence in filmmaking implementing dark themes, unsympathetic characters, religion, music of the contemporary era and the Mafia as well as unique camera techniques. The film also introduced him to Robert De Niro. the meeting made a strong partnership in Hollywood industry. This duo made “Raging Bull” in 1980 and still now the movie is considered as one of the best movies of Hollywood history. He wanted to leave his movie career after this film. Though, he abandoned the thought and continued making films.

His directed movie “Taxi Driver” in 1976 got the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival award.martin-scorsese-canadian-interview-1986

In 1986, “The Color of Money” brought him his 1st Hollywood box office hit.

Scorsese’s 2 Mafia movie were released in the 1990s, GoodFellas in 1990 and Casino in 1995.martin-scorseses-goodfellas

His other masterpieces are,

  • Gangs of New York, 2002
  • The Aviator, 2004
  • The Departed, 2006
  • Shutter Islan, 2010
  • The Wolf of Wall Street, 2013

His upcoming projects are Mike Tyson Biopic, The Devil in the White City, the biopic of Byron Janis and a film based on George Washington, The General.

Achievements and Awards of Martin Scorsesemartin-scorsese-golden-globes-2012

Scorsese is known as the living legend of Hollywood. He bagged many awards till date.martin-scorsese-taking-afi-life-achievement-award

  • AFI Life Achievement Award in 1998.
  • Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 2006.
  • Best Director Oscar for The Departed, 2006.
  • 67th Golden Globe Awards in 2010.
  • Primetime Emmy Award in 2011 and 2 Emmy Awards in 2012 as outstanding director.

Personal Life of Martindirector-martin-scorsese-and-his-wife-helen-morris

Martin Scorsese married 5 times and he had three daughters from his five marriages. He helped 10000 militaries via David Lynch Foundation.