Made first short film while at NYU, "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?"
First feature-length film, "Who's That Knocking at My Door?" with fellow student, actor Harvey Keitel and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, both of whom were to become long-term collaborators
Made six-minute film, "The Big Shave" with the support of the Belgian Cinematheque
Hired as director of "The Honeymoon Killers" but replaced after one week
First documentary as director, "Street Scenes"
First feature as co-producer, Francois Reichenbach's "Medicine Ball Caravan"
Commercial feature directing debut (for producer Roger Corman), "Boxcar Bertha"
Fired from NYU for missing classes while filming "Mean Streets"
First cameo appearance, "Mean Streets"; also breakthrough as director
Helmed "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" starring Ellen Burstyn
Played an important one-scene supporting role in "Taxi Driver"'; also directed
Helmed the nostalgic movie musical "New York, New York" starring Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli
Stage directing debut, "The Act" starring Minnelli
Directed what many critics proclaimed the best film of the 1980s, "Raging Bull"; earned first Best Director Oscar nomination
Helmed "The King of Comedy" starring De Niro
Directed the comedy "After Hours"
Helmed "The Color of Money," a sequel to "The Hustler" with Paul Newman reprising his role as 'Fast Eddie' Felsen
Directed first music video, "Bad" starring Michael Jackson and scripted by Richard Price
Directed the controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ"; nominated for a Best Director Academy Award
Helmed and co-wrote "GoodFellas," based on Nicholas Pillegi's non-fiction <i>Wiseguy</i>; film earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay
Signed a six-picture film production deal with Universal; first film completed under deal, "Cape Fear" (1991) starring De Niro
Formed film preservation and distribution company Martin Scorsese Presents
Co-scripted (with Jay Cocks) and directed the elegant adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Age of Innocence"; nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award
Directed De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone in "Casino"
Directed the Dalai Lama biopic "Kundun"
Served as president of the Cannes Film Festival Jury
Helmed "Bringing Out the Dead"
Created the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) three-part documentary "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies"
Co-produced the film "Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire"
Directed "Il Dolce Cinema," a documentary about the Italian cinema through the 1970s; shown at the Venice Film Festival
Helmed the four-hour-plus history of Italian cinema, "My Voyage to Italy/Il Mio Viaggio in Italia"; screened at the New York Film Festival (released for one-week Oscar qualifying run, aired on TCM in 2002)
Executive produced the Katherine Lindberg directed "Rain"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival
Executive produced "Deuces Wild" starring Matt Dillon and Deborah Harry
Directed Leonardo DiCaprio in the period drama "Gangs of New York"; received nominations for a BAFTA and an Oscar for his achievement in directing
Executive produced the six-part series "The Blues" (PBS); episodes directed by Spike Lee and Wim Wenders
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (February 28)
Directed (also produced) the Howard Hughes biopic "The Aviator" about the early life of Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio); received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Director; also nominated by the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Lent his voice to the animated character Sykes in "Shark Tale"
Received first Academy Award for directing "The Departed"
Formed the World Cinema Foundation to preserve neglected films for posterity and restore others that have been damaged
Directed a documentary of Rolling Stones' <i>A Bigger Bang</i> tour titled "Shine a Light"
Re-teamed with Leonardo DiCaprio on the drama thriller "Shutter Island"; Scorsese directed and produced
Produced the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire"; also directed the pilot episode
Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series ("Boardwalk Empire")
Produced and directed the adventure drama "Hugo"; ensemble cast included Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Ben Kingsley