Director, producer, film historian and actor Martin Scorsese is a well-known name in the Hollywood industry. He is known for powerful movies such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Departed, and Gangs of New York. He is known as one of the substantial and influential directors in cinema field. His net worth is an estimated $70 million.
Martin commenced his career when he was in New York University’s film school. He was interested in making short movies then. Did the film Whats a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? And It’s Not Just You, Murray!
While he was in the film school. With the famous director of the 70s Brian De Palma, he started his journey into the real movie world. He assisted De Palma in the documentary Woodstock.
His first movie is Mean Streets which he released in 1973. Mean Streets was received well by the critics. Time magazine even called the movie ‘one of the best American films of the decade’.
The success of Mean Streets encouraged Scorsese to move ahead and serve more to the audiences with similar original and exceptional movies.
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was released in 1974. After that, he started to do more movies over the years. He collaborated with actors such as Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio and all. He released many more movies including Taxi Driver, New York New York, The Color of Money, The Aviator, and The Blues, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street.
A group of directors was involved in making the documentary The Blues which was aired on PBS in the US. Scorsese presents the blues by tracing the music traveling to West Africa.
In 2005, Scorsese received great reviews for the documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. He continued to share his story in excellent ways. The next year he collaborated with Leonardo Di Caprio and released the film The Departed. This movie won him great reviews and many awards including the Oscar for Best Director.
In 2010, he again teamed up with Di Caprio and released a paranoid thriller called Shutter Island. It received many nominations and great reviews.
In 2011 Scorsese released Hugo which won him the Golden Globe for Best Director. For the same movie, he got Oscars, BAFTA, and Directors’ Guild nominations.
Apart from films, he continued making documentaries of pop-culture personalities including George Harrison, Fran Liebowitz, and Elia Kazan.
Moving on to his personal life, Scorsese was born November 17, 1942, in New York. He was raised in New York by his parents. His mother was a seamstress and an actress and his father also an actor and a clothes presser.
He has graduated with Bachelors of Science with major in English and Literature and Masters of Fine Arts with major in film. Scorsese is a man of great personality. He stands five feet four inch tall. He is 71 years of age and has contributed greatly to the cinema line.
Scorsese has married five times. His first marriage was with Laraine Marie Brennan. They have a daughter together named Catherine. He then married Julia Cameron who is a writer. Julia is a successful writer.
They also have a daughter together named Domenica Cameron-Scorsese. Domenica is an actress who can be seen in the movie The Age of Innocence. Marriage with Julia lasted only for one year.
Divorce with Julia was full of hatred and resentment. Hence, as a result, Julia expressed her feelings and emotions through her book God’s Will.
In 1979, after Julia, Scorsese married Isabella Rossellini. Their relationship also didn’t last long and got divorced in 1983. After that, he married Barbara De Fina from 1985 to 1991.
The last and the most farsighted marriage were with Helen Schermerhorn Morris. They tied a knot in 1999 and still are continuing their bond. Scorsese has a daughter with Helen named Francesca.
Francesca was seen in Scorsese’s movies such as The Departed and The Aviator. Currently, he is living happily with his fifth wife in New York. He has three children; all of them daughters.
He started young and had reached heights of his career. He is known as the best storyteller of the American cinema history. He doesn’t have an official Twitter or Facebook account.
His biography can be read on www.nytimes.com. Information about his movies and awards can be further read at Wikipedia and IMDB.