Martin Scorsese

Film Director Martin Scorsese
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Profession: Film Director

United States of America

Biography: Martin Scorsese is an influential film director, screenwriter and producer, part of the "new Hollywood" group of filmmakers that include Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

Scorsese's earliest success was "Mean Streets", his first of many films working with Robert De Niro. He followed this up with "Taxi Driver" (1986) with De Niro in the title role. The film won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and was nominated for Best Picture.

"Raging Bull" (1980) also starred De Niro who won Best Actor and was again nominated as Best Picture. It is often regarded as the best film of the 1980s.

Many successful films has followed including "Goodfellas", "Casino" and "Gangs of New York". "The Departed" finally broke Scorses's infamous Oscar drought, earning him a Best Director Academy Award in 2006.

Scorsese's films are known for their themes of organised crime, Italian-American identity and Catholic guilt. Scorsese's film career has also been marked by a number of long term relationships with actors including De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Born: November 17, 1942
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1965-05-15 Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York
  • 1975-12-30 Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois
  • 1977-01-19 American film director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage
  • 1979-09-29 Actress Isabella Rossellini (27) weds director Martin Scorsese (36)
  • 1982-11-01 Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage
  • 1985-02-08 Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)
  • 1991-10-05 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage
  • 1999-07-22 Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York

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