Martin Scorsese

Director de cine americano nacido en Nueva York en 1942

Martin Charles Scorsese, born on November 17, 1942, is a highly acclaimed American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. As one of the prominent figures of the New Hollywood era, Scorsese is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential directors in the history of cinema. His extensive body of work explores various themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime, and sectarianism. Known for his realistic portrayal of violence and the skillful use of profanity, Scorsese has made significant contributions to film preservation and restoration. In 1990, he founded the nonprofit organization The Film Foundation and later established the World Cinema Foundation in 2007 and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.

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Scorsese pursued his education at New York University (NYU), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1964 and a master’s degree in fine arts in film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1968. His directorial debut, “Who’s That Knocking at My Door,” premiered in 1967 and gained recognition by being accepted into the Chicago Film Festival. Notably, renowned critic Roger Ebert praised the film as “a marvelous evocation of American city life, announcing the arrival of an important new director.”

Martin Scorsese has an extensive filmmaking history, marked by recurring collaborations with esteemed actors and film technicians. One notable collaboration is with Robert De Niro, with whom he has made nine films. These include the psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the satirical black comedy The King of Comedy (1982), the musical drama New York, New York (1977), the psychological thriller Cape Fear (1991), and the crime films Mean Streets (1973), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995) and The Irishman (2019).

Scorsese has also forged a remarkable partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio, directing him in five films. These include the historical epic Gangs of New York (2002), the Howard Hughes biography The Aviator (2004), the crime thriller The Departed (2006), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), and the Wall Street black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Notably, The Departed earned Scorsese an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture.

Furthermore, Scorsese is renowned for his long-standing collaboration with film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has edited every Scorsese film since Raging Bull. Scorsese’s portfolio also encompasses various other notable works, such as the black comedy After Hours (1985), the romantic drama The Age of Innocence (1993), the children’s adventure drama Hugo (2011), and the religious epics The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Kundun (1997) and Silence (2016).

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