Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese Brief Biography

Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese (; ; , while is commonly used by the public in the U.S. The correct Italian pronunciation is .}} born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also known for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity.

Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. 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 DGA Awards.

Martin Scorsese News

• Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes
• The Almanac for Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2017
• Steven Spielberg discusses his career in new trailer for upcoming HBO doc
• Jake LaMotta, real-life 'Raging Bull' boxer, dead at 95

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