Martin Scorsese Facts

Martin Scorsese Facts
Martin Scorsese is an American producer, director, and actor best known for his films about mafia, crime and gangs. He was born November 17th, 1942 in Queens, NYC, to Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese, immigrants from Palermo, Sicily. Martin suffered from asthma as a child and as a result watched movies and TV more than participating in sports and other activities. By the age of eight Martin was already creating storyboards for his own movie concepts. He went on to attend film school, graduating in 1966. Martin Scorsese completed his first feature film in 1968, titled Who's That Knocking at My Door?
Interesting Martin Scorsese Facts:
Martin Scorsese almost became a priest. He attended seminary after grade school but was kicked out because he was caught goofing around during prayers.
Many Catholic themes have influenced Scorsese's films, including concepts of faith, guilt, and redemption.
Martin Scorsese was introduced to Robert De Niro by Brian De Palma. De Niro and Scorsese would go on to work on many film projects together.
After graduating from NYU Martin Scorsese briefly taught at the film school. Oliver Stone was one of his students.
Martin Scorsese worked on the 1970 documentary about the 1969 music festival Woodstock. He was assistant director and editor.
Martin Scorsese has a phobia of the number 11. He is extremely superstitious and won't travel on the 11th of November or book hotel rooms on the 11th floor.
Steven Spielberg offered Martin Scorsese the opportunity to direct Schindler's List but he turned it down, believing that a Jewish director would be better suited.
Some of Martin Scorsese's early films include Mean Streets, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, New York, New York, and Raging Bull.
Martin Scorsese is a fan of rock and because of this he directed a number of music documentaries including The Last Waltz, Shine a Light, and George Harrison: Living in the Material World.
Martin Scorsese has directed movies in a variety of genres including thrillers, biographical dramas, TV series, etc...
Martin Scorsese is tied with Billy Wilder for the most Best Director Oscar nominations, with eight in total.
Martin Scorsese has been married to Laraine Marie Brennan, Julia Cameron, Isabella Rossellini, Barbara de Fina, and Helen Schermerhorn Morris. He has three children.
Martin Scorsese movies have been nominated for over 80 Oscars, and have won 20 times.
Martin Scorsese films have won awards such as Academy Awards, BAFTA awards, Golden Globe Awards, Palme d'Or awards, Cannes Film Festival Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy's, DGA awards, and Silver Lions.
Martin Scorsese won the AFI Life Achievement Award.
In 2007 Martin Scorsese founded the World Cinema Foundation.
Some of Martin Scorsese's most famous films include The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Scorsese played the role of taxi driver when an actor in the movie Taxi Driver called in sick.
In the 1995 film Casino, Scorsese can be seen gambling at a table in the movie.

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