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MARTIN SCORSESE

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Martin Charles Scorsese

Description: Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, USA

Known For: 1974 Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore, 1976 Taxi Driver, 1990

Goodfellas, 2004 The Aviator

Location: NY, United States of America

Date Born: 17th November 1942
Location Born: Flushing, Queens, New York, United States of America

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site: Martin Scorsese

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema 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.

Scorsese’s body of work addresses such themes as Italian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also notable for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity. He has directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets (1973), the comedy-drama Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), the vigilante-drama Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the black comedy The King of Comedy (1983), and the crime film Goodfellas (1990), all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro.[8] He won the Academy Award for Best Director for the crime drama The Departed (2006). With eight Best Director nominations to date, he is the most nominated living director, and is tied with Billy Wilder for the second most nominations overall. Scorsese has also been noted for his collaborations with actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro, having directed them in five and nine films, respectively.

In 1990 he founded The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation.

In 1967, Scorsese made his first feature-length film, the black and white I Call First, which was later retitled Who’s That Knocking at My Door with his fellow students actor Harvey Keitel and editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won Academy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards.

Scorsese’s body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime and violence. Scorsese is hailed as one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of all time, directing landmark films such as Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990)– all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro.

He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Departed (2006), having been nominated a previous five times.

In 1974, actress Ellen Burstyn chose Scorsese to direct her in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Taxi Driver followed in 1976 – Scorsese’s dark, urban nightmare of one lonely man’s slow, deliberate descent into insanity.

Also The Last Waltz, documenting the final concert by The Band. It was held at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, and featured one of the most extensive lineups of prominent guest performers at a single concert, including Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Ronnie Wood and Van Morrison.

Scorsese also helped provide footage for the documentary Elvis on Tour.

Along with the 1987 Michael Jackson music video “Bad”, in 1986 Scorsese made The Color of Money, a sequel to the much admired Robert Rossen film The Hustler (1961) with Paul Newman.

After a decade of mostly mixed results, Gangster epic Goodfellas (1990) was a return to form for Scorsese and his most confident and fully realized film since Raging Bull.

Gangs of New York earned Scorsese his first Golden Globe for Best Director. In February 2003, Gangs of New York received ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, however it did not win in any category.

In 2007, Scorsese was listed among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World.
In August 2007 Scorsese was named the 2nd greatest director of all time in a poll by Total Film magazine, in front of Steven Spielberg and behind Alfred Hitchcock.

The above was partly extracted from the Wikipedia, the free Encyclopaedia at the above address.

Actors’ awarded performances

Under Scorsese’s direction, actors have continually received nominations from the major competitive acting awards (the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award).
70 nominations total: 22 Academy Award, 21 BAFTA Award, 27 Golden Globe Award
25 Best Leading Actor, 7 Best Leading Actress, 12 Best Supporting Actor, 24 Best Supporting Actress, 2 Best New Comer

Full awarding list

Academy Award for Best Actor:
Robert De Niro for Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro for Raging Bull (won)
Paul Newman for The Color of Money (won)
Robert De Niro for Cape Fear
Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs of New York
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street

Academy Award for Best Actress:

Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (won)
Sharon Stone for Casino

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor:
Joe Pesci for Raging Bull
Joe Pesci for Goodfellas (won)
Alan Alda for The Aviator
Mark Wahlberg for The Departed
Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress:
Diane Ladd for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Jodie Foster for Taxi Driver
Cathy Moriarty for Raging Bull
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio for The Color of Money
Lorraine Bracco for Goodfellas
Juliette Lewis for Cape Fear
Winona Ryder for The Age of Innocence
Cate Blanchett for The Aviator (won)

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Robert De Niro for Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro for Raging Bull
Robert De Niro for The King of Comedy
Robert De Niro for Goodfellas
Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs of New York (won)
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Departed
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (won)

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Jerry Lewis for The King of Comedy
Alan Alda for The Aviator
Jack Nicholson for The Departed

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Diane Ladd for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (won)
Lelia Goldoni for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Jodie Foster for Taxi Driver (won)
Rosanna Arquette for After Hours
Winona Ryder for The Age of Innocence
Miriam Margolyes for The Age of Innocence (won)
Cate Blanchett for The Aviator (won)

BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles:
Jodie Foster for Taxi Driver (won)
Joe Pesci for Raging Bull (won)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Robert De Niro for Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro for Raging Bull (won)
Paul Newman for The Color of Money
Robert De Niro for Cape Fear
Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs of New York
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator (won)
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Departed

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Michelle Pfeiffer for The Age of Innocence
Sharon Stone for Casino (won)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Robert De Niro for New York, New York
Griffin Dunne for After Hours
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street (won)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Liza Minnelli for New York, New York

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture:
Joe Pesci for Raging Bull
Joe Pesci for Goodfellas
Jack Nicholson for The Departed
Mark Wahlberg for The Departed

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture:
Diane Ladd for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Cathy Moriarty for Raging Bull
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio for The Color of Money
Barbara Hershey for The Last Temptation of Christ
Lorraine Bracco for Goodfellas
Juliette Lewis for Cape Fear
Winona Ryder for The Age of Innocence (won)
Cameron Diaz for Gangs of New York
Cate Blanchett for The Aviator

Major awards received by Scorsese movies:

1974 Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Academy Award for Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn
BAFTA Award for Best Film
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Ellen Burstyn
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Diane Ladd

1976 Taxi Driver
Cannes Film Festival – Palme d’Or
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jodie Foster
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music: Bernard Herrmann
BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Jodie Foster

1980 Raging Bull
Academy Award for Best Actor: Robert De Niro
Academy Award for Best Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
BAFTA Award for Best Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Joe Pesci
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Robert De Niro

1985 After Hours
Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)
Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

1986 The Color of Money
Academy Award for Best Actor: Paul Newman

1990 Goodfellas
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci
BAFTA Award for Best Film
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi
BAFTA Award for Best Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design: Richard Bruno
Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion for Best Direction

1993 The Age of Innocence
Academy Award for Best Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Miriam Margolyes
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture: Winona Ryder

1995 Casino
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Sharon Stone

2002 Gangs of New York
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song: U2 for the “The Hands That Built America”
Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis

2004 The Aviator
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
Academy Award for Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
Academy Award for Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Academy Award for Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Academy Award for Best Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
BAFTA Award for Best Film
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett
BAFTA Award for Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Composer: Howard Shore
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score: Howard Shore
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett

2006 The Departed
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan
Academy Award for Best Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Satellite Award for Best Film
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture: Leonardo DiCaprio
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan

2011 Hugo
Academy Award for Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
Academy Award for Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Academy Award for Best Sound Editing: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Academy Award for Best Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, and Alex Henning
BAFTA Award for Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
Golden Globe Award for Best Director

2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio

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