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The Age Of... Martin Scorsese, one of the great directors of our time, directs Oscar®-winner... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Cape Fear DVD ... Martin Scorsese directed this remake of the 1962 thriller with stunning results.... more info $12.98was $12.98 Buy Now

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The King Of... The quickest path to fame is to pull of the crime of the century. Robert De Niro... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

The Last... Removed from the controversy that attended its premiere, this 15-year labor of... more info $25.99was $39.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese Died:
Born: November 17, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Flushing, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... director actor screenwriter producer assistant film instructor editor


Arguably one of the greatest directors of all time, Martin Scorsese made some of the most daring films in cinema history. His impressive body of work was a meditation on the visceral nature of violence and male relationships that often reflected his own personal angst growing up in the violent streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Starting with "Mean Streets" (1973), a gritty look at life in Little Italy, Scorsese made his mark on Hollywood while simultaneously discarding many of its conventions. With his seminal films "Taxi Driver" (1976) and "Raging Bull" (1980), Scorsese firmly established himself as a top director of his generation. Though he hit a brief creative lull in the 1980s, films like "After Hours" (1985), "The Color of Money" (1986) and "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988) would have been welcome additions on any director's résumé. He returned to top form with the hyperkinetic mob tale, "Goodfellas" (1990), widely considered by fans to be among his best films. With each passing film - "Casino" (1995), "Gangs of New York" (2002), "The Aviator" (2004) - Scorsese cemented his legendary status, but failed to win the recognition of his peers. Five times nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards, he finally won in 2007 for his exceptional Irish gangster thriller, "The Departed" (2006), which gave him the recognition he had long deserved.

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