Directed what many critics proclaimed the best film of the 1980s, "Raging Bull"; earned first Best Director Oscar nomination
Executive produced "Deuces Wild" starring Matt Dillon and Deborah Harry
Fired from NYU for missing classes while filming "Mean Streets"
First cameo appearance, "Mean Streets"; also breakthrough as director
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
Formed film preservation and distribution company Martin Scorsese Presents
Helmed "Bringing Out the Dead"
Helmed "The King of Comedy" starring De Niro
Signed a six-picture film production deal with Universal; first film completed under deal, "Cape Fear" (1991) starring De Niro
Stage directing debut, "The Act" starring Minnelli
Commercial feature directing debut (for producer Roger Corman), "Boxcar Bertha"
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
Directed the Dalai Lama biopic "Kundun"
First documentary as director, "Street Scenes"
First feature as co-producer, Francois Reichenbach's "Medicine Ball Caravan"
Helmed "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" starring Ellen Burstyn
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
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)
Hired as director of "The Honeymoon Killers" but replaced after one week
Made six-minute film, "The Big Shave" with the support of the Belgian Cinematheque
Re-teamed with Leonardo DiCaprio on the drama thriller "Shutter Island"; Scorsese directed and produced
Served as president of the Cannes Film Festival Jury
Directed a documentary of Rolling Stones' <i>A Bigger Bang</i> tour titled "Shine a Light"
Directed Leonardo DiCaprio in the period drama "Gangs of New York"; received nominations for a BAFTA and an Oscar for his achievement in directing
Directed the controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ"; nominated for a Best Director Academy Award
Executive produced the six-part series "The Blues" (PBS); episodes directed by Spike Lee and Wim Wenders
Helmed the nostalgic movie musical "New York, New York" starring Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli
Made first short film while at NYU, "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?"
Played an important one-scene supporting role in "Taxi Driver"'; also directed
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (February 28)
Received first Academy Award for directing "The Departed"
Co-produced the film "Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire"
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
Created the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) three-part documentary "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies"
Directed "Il Dolce Cinema," a documentary about the Italian cinema through the 1970s; shown at the Venice Film Festival
Directed first music video, "Bad" starring Michael Jackson and scripted by Richard Price
Directed the comedy "After Hours"
Executive produced the Katherine Lindberg directed "Rain"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival
Formed the World Cinema Foundation to preserve neglected films for posterity and restore others that have been damaged
Helmed "The Color of Money," a sequel to "The Hustler" with Paul Newman reprising his role as 'Fast Eddie' Felsen
Lent his voice to the animated character Sykes in "Shark Tale"
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")
Directed De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone in "Casino"
Produced and directed the adventure drama "Hugo"; ensemble cast included Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Ben Kingsley