Martin Scorsese Biography (1942-)

Surname is pronounced "Skor-say-see"; born November 17, 1942, in Flushing, Queens, New York, NY; son of Luciano Charles (a clothes presser and actor) andCatherine (a seamstress and actress; maiden name, Cappa) Scorsese; married Laraine Marie Brennan (an actress), May 15, 1965 (divorced); married Julia Cameron (a journalist), December 30, 1975 (divorced); married Isabella Rosellini(an actress, model, and entrepreneur), September 29, 1979 (divorced, 1983); married Barbara De Fina (a film producer), February 9, 1985 (divorced); married Helen S. Morris (a book editor), July 22, 1999; children: (first marriage)Catherine Terese Glinora Sophia (an actress, grip, and property assistant; also known as Cathy Scorsese and Catherine T. Scorsese); (second marriage) Domenica Elizabeth (an actress; also known as Domenica Cameron-Scorsese); (fifthmarriage) Francesca. Addresses: Agent: Artists Management Group, 9465Wilshire Blvd., Suite 519, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: PMK/HBH, 8500Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: c/o TriBeCa Film Center, 375 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, editor, writer, actor
Birth Details
November 17, 1942
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Vesuvius VI, 1959
  • What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, Department of Television, New York University, 1963
  • It's Not Just You, Murray!, 1964
  • The Big Shave (also known as The Big Shave ... or, Viet '67), Scorsese Productions, 1968
  • Who's That Knocking at My Door? (also known as Bring on the Dancing Girls [first version, 1965], I Call First [second version, 1967], and J.R. [reissue title, 1970]), Joseph Brenner Associates, 1968
  • Street Scenes (documentary), 1970
  • Boxcar Bertha, American International Pictures, 1972
  • Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973
  • (With others) Badge 373, Paramount, 1973
  • Italianamerican (documentary), Scorsese Productions/National Communications Foundation, 1974, broadcast as an episode of New to America,The Learning Channel, 1989
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976
  • New York, New York (musical), United Artists, 1977
  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (documentary; also knownas American Boy), New Empire, 1978
  • The Last Waltz (documentary concert film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1978
  • Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980
  • The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • After Hours, Geffen Films, 1985
  • The Color of Money, Buena Vista, 1986
  • Not Just Any Flower, 1987
  • The Last Temptation of Christ, Universal, 1988
  • (With Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola) New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989
  • GoodFellas (also known as Wise Guy), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Made in Milan (documentary), Emporio Armani, 1990
  • Cape Fear, Universal, 1991
  • The Age of Innocence, Columbia, 1993
  • Casino, Universal, 1995
  • Kundun, Buena Vista, 1997
  • The Hi-Lo Country, Gramercy, 1998
  • Bringing Out the Dead, Paramount, 1999
  • Il mio viaggio in Italia (documentary; also known as My Voyageto Italy), 1999, Miramax, 2001
  • Dino, DreamWorks/Warner Bros., 2002
  • Gangs of New York, Miramax, 2002
  • Executive Producer
  • Con gli occhi chiusi (also known as With Closed Eyes and Con los ojos cerrados), 1994
  • Naked in New York, Fine Line, 1994
  • Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules), OctoberFilms, 1995
  • Grace of My Heart, Gramercy, 1996
  • Kicked in the Head, Imperial Entertainment, 1997
  • You Can Count on Me, Paramount, 2000
  • Deuces Wild, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Rain, Antena 3 Television/Cappa Films/Kinowelt Filmproduktion/Lolafilms/Via Digital, 2002
  • Producer
  • Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973
  • (With Robert Harris and James Painten) The Grifters, Miramax, 1990
  • Mad Dog and Glory, Universal, 1993
  • Clockers, Universal, 1995
  • The Hi-Lo Country, Gramercy, 1998
  • Gangs of New York, Miramax, 2002
  • Associate Producer and Post-Production Supervisor
  • Boxcar Bertha, American International Pictures, 1972
  • Medicine Ball Caravan (also known as We Have Come for Your Daughters, documentary concert film), Warner Bros., 1979
  • Supervising Editor
  • Unholy Rollers (also known as Leader of the Pack), 1972
  • The Big Shave (also known as The Big Shave ... or, Viet '67), Scorsese Productions, 1968
  • (And assistant director) Woodstock (documentary concert film; alsoknown as Woodstock, 3 Days of Peace & Music), Warner Bros., 1970,later released as Woodstock's 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Other
  • (Photographer) Inesita, 1963
  • (Editor and montage supervisor) Elvis on Tour (documentary concertfilm), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Film Appearances
  • Gangster, Who's That Knocking at My Door? (also known as Bringon the Dancing Girls [first version, 1965], I Call First [second version, 1967], and J.R. [reissue title, 1970]), Joseph Brenner Associates, 1968
  • Interviewer, Street Scenes (documentary), 1970
  • Bordello client, Boxcar Bertha, American International Pictures, 1972
  • Jimmy Shorts (Shorty the hitman), Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Italianamerican (documentary), Scorsese Productions/National Communications Foundation, 1974, broadcast as an episode of New to America,The Learning Channel, 1989
  • Customer at Mel and Ruby's, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Mafioso, Cannonball (also known as Carquake), New World, 1976
  • Passenger, Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976
  • Interviewer, The Last Waltz (documentary concert film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1978
  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (documentary; also knownas American Boy), New Empire, 1978
  • Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel, 1979
  • Barbizon stagehand, Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980
  • Television director, Pap'occhio, II (also known as In the Pope's Eye), 1981
  • Triple Play, 1981
  • Bonjour Mr. Lewis, 1982
  • Gatti-Cassaza, Pavlova: A Woman for All Seasons (also known as Anna Pavlova, Anna Pavlova: A Woman for All Time, The Divine Anna, Pavlova, A Woman for All Time, and Anna Pawlowa--EinLeben fuer den Tanz), Poseidon, 1983
  • Television director, The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Club Berlin spotlight operator, After Hours, Geffen Films, 1985
  • Goodley, 'Round Midnight (also known as Autour de minuit),Warner Bros., 1986
  • Opening voice, The Color of Money, Buena Vista, 1986
  • David Cronenberg: Long Live the Flesh (documentary), 1986
  • Hollywood Uncensored, 1987
  • Man taking picture with Lionel Dobie, New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Vincent van Gogh, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (also known as Dreams, I Saw a Dream Like This, Such Dreams I Have Dreamed, Koma yume wo mita, and Yume), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Voice for opening scenes, The Grifters, Miramax, 1990
  • Fear No Evil, 1990
  • Hollywood Mavericks, 1990
  • Joe Lesser, Guilty by Suspicion (also known as La liste noir), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Film director, Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann, Alternate Current International, 1992
  • Photographer, The Age of Innocence, Columbia, 1993
  • Sponsor, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Everybody Just Stay Calm, 1994
  • Jonas in the Desert, Black SUN Flower Filmproduction, 1994
  • The accountant, Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules), October Films, 1995
  • Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick, Wild Bill Pictures, 1996
  • The Race to Save 100 Years, Warner Bros., 1997
  • One Vision, Vienna Productions, 1998
  • Scorsese, With Friends Like These ... (also known as Mom's on the Roof), 1998, Miramax, 1999
  • A la recherche de Kundun avec Martin Scorsese (also known as InSearch of Kundun with Martin Scorsese), 1998, IN Pictures, 1999
  • Himself, The Muse, October Films/USA Films, 1999
  • Voice of dispatcher, Bringing Out the Dead, Paramount, 1999
  • Commentator, Black Narcissus: The Criterion Collection, 2001 (DVDrelease of the film Black Narcissus, General, 1946)
  • Host, Il mio viaggio in Italia (documentary; also known as My Voyage to Italy), 1999, Miramax, 2001
  • Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (documentary), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Revisiting "The Last Waltz" (documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Miniseries
  • (Director and producer) A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, Channel 4, 1995
  • (Executive producer) The Blues, PBS, 2002
  • Director; Specials
  • Eric Clapton: Nothing but the Blues: An In the Spotlight Special,1995
  • La memoire retrouvee, 1996
  • Dolce cinema, II, 1999
  • Director; Episodic
  • "Mirror, Mirror," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986
  • "Italianamerican" (documentary), New to America, The Learning Channel, 1989, from the documentary film Italianamerican, Scorsese Productions/National Communications Foundation, 1974
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • The Scorsese Machine, 1995
  • Dreams of Tibet, 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Host and narrator, A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, Channel 4, 1995
  • New York: A Documentary Film, PBS, 1999
  • Specials
  • Firstworks, The Movie Channel, 1988
  • The Story of Hollywood, TNT, 1988
  • Champlin on Film, Bravo, 1989
  • The 18th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Sir David Lean, ABC, 1990
  • John Cassavetes, PBS, 1990
  • Martin Scorsese Directs, PBS, 1990
  • Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of the American Dream, PBS, 1990
  • Siskel and Ebert: The Future of the Movies with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese (also known as Siskel and Ebert: The Future of the Movies), syndicated, 1990
  • Everybody Dance Now, PBS, 1991
  • Reflections on Citizen Kane, 1991
  • Oliver Stone: Inside Out, Showtime, 1992
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • Making of My Fair Lady: More Loverly than Ever, The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Robbie Robertson: Going Home (also known as Robbie Robertson), The Disney Channel, 1995
  • The director, La memoire retrouvee, 1996
  • I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited, 1996
  • The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera (documentary), British Film Institute/Independent Film Channel, 1996
  • Frank Capra's American Dream, 1997
  • Obsessed with Vertigo, 1997
  • A Salute to Martin Scorsese (also known as The 25th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Martin Scorsese), CBS, 1997
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, CBS, 1998
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies: In Search Of, CBS, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, NBC, 1998
  • Host, Dolce cinema, II, 1999
  • A Conversation with Gregory Peck, TCM, 1999
  • Mother-Tongue: Italian American Sons & Mothers, 1999
  • "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows," American Masters, PBS, 2000
  • The Beatles Revolution, ABC, 2000
  • AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies, CBS, 2001
  • New York at the Movies, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The Essence Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, 1998
  • Episodic
  • "College," The Sopranos, HBO, 1999
  • The Directors: Martin Scorsese, Encore, c. 2000
  • With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles, Independent FilmChannel, 2001
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • The Act, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1977-1978
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Work; Director
  • Michael Jackson, Bad (extended version), 1987
  • Michael Jackson: The Magic Returns, CBS Video, 1987
  • Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues, 1988
  • Robbie Robertson, "Somewhere down the Crazy River," 1988
  • History (also known as Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits--HIStory), 1994
  • Also directed the music video "we haven't turned around," by Gomez.
  • Music Video Work; Executive Producer
  • "PoV," 1990
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, Department of Television, New York University, 1963
  • It's Not Just You, Murray!, 1964
  • (With Betzi Manoogian) Who's That Knocking at My Door? (also knownas Bring on the Dancing Girls [first version, 1965], I Call First [second version, 1967], and J.R. [reissue title, 1970]), Joseph Brenner Associates, 1968
  • The Big Shave (also known as The Big Shave ... or, Viet '67), Scorsese Productions, 1968
  • Obsessions (also known as Besessen--Das Loch in der Wand and Het Gat in de Muur), 1969
  • (Author of story) Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Italianamerican (documentary), Scorsese Productions/National Communications Foundation, 1974, broadcast as an episode of New to America,The Learning Channel, 1989
  • (With Paul Schrader) The Last Temptation of Christ (based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis), Universal, 1988
  • (With Nicholas Pileggi) Goodfellas (based on the novel Wiseguy by Pileggi), Warner Bros., 1990, published with an introduction by DavidThompson, Faber, 1990
  • (With Jay Cocks) The Age of Innocence (based on the novel by EdithWharton), Columbia, 1993, published as The Age of Innocence: The Illustrated Story of the Film, Newmarket Press (England), 1993, published as The Age of Innocence: The Shooting Script, Newmarket Press (New York City), 1995
  • Casino (based on the novel by Nicholas Pileggi), Universal, 1995
  • Il mio viaggio in Italia (documentary; also known as My Voyageto Italy), 1999, Miramax, 2001
  • Teleplays
  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies (miniseries), Channel 4, 1995, printed version written with Michael Henry Wilson, published by Hyperion Books (New York City), 1997
  • Dolce cinema, II (special), 1999
  • Nonfiction
  • Scorsese on Scorsese, edited by Ian Christie and David Thompson, Faber, 1989
  • A Director's Diary: The Making of "Kundun," Random House (New YorkCity), 1998
  • Martin Scorsese Interviews, edited by Peter Brunette, University Press of Mississippi (Jackson, MS), 1999
  • (General editor and author of introduction) Modern Library: The Movies (includes Agee on Film, The Art of the Moving Picture, The Making of "2001: A Space Odyssey," and Memo from David O. Selznick), Modern Library, 2000

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore was the basis for the television series Alice, broadcast on CBS.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Arnold, Frank, and others, Martin Scorsese, [Munich, Germany], 1986
    • Bliss, Michael, Martin Scorsese and Michael Cimino, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ), 1986
    • Bliss, Michael, The Word Made Flesh: Catholicism and Conflict in the Films of Martin Scorsese, Scarecrow Press, 1996
    • Celebrity Register 1990, Gale, 1990
    • Connelly, Marie Katheryn, Martin Scorsese: An Analysis of His FeatureFilms, with a Filmography of His Entire Directorial Career, McFarland andCo. (Jefferson, NC), 1993
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 114, Gale, 1985
    • Contemporary Newsmakers 89, Volume 1, Gale, 1989
    • Ebert, Roger, The Future of the Movies: Interviews with Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg, Andrews & McMeel, 1991
    • Ehrenstein, David, The Scorsese Picture: The Art and Life of Martin Scorsese, Carol Publishing Group, 1992
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography, second edition, Gale, 1998
    • Friedman, Lawrence S., The Cinema of Martin Scorsese, Continuum (New York City), 1997
    • Grist, Leighton, The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1963-1977: Authorship and Context, St. Martin's Press (New York City), 2000
    • Kelly, Mary Pat, Martin Scorsese: The First Decade, Redgrave Publishing, 1980
    • Kelly, Mary Pat, Martin Scorsese: A Journey, Thunder's Mouth Press, 1992
    • Scorsese, Martin, A Director's Diary: The Making of "Kundun," Random House (New York City), 1998
    • Scorsese, Martin, Martin Scorsese Interviews, edited by Peter Brunette, University Press of Mississippi (Jackson, MS), 1999
    • Scorsese, Martin, Scorsese on Scorsese, edited by Ian Christie andDavid Thompson, Faber, 1989
    • Stern, Lesley, The Scorsese Connection, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1995
    Periodicals
    • Action, May/June, 1975
    • American Film, November, 1982
    • American Heritage, November/December, 2001, pp. 50-56
    • Christian Science Monitor, May 1, 1978
    • Commonweal, February 27, 1998, p. 21
    • Cue, August 19, 1972; March 3, 1975
    • Empire, October, 1997, p. 93; May, 1998, pp. 76-79
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 3, 1995, p. 47
    • Esquire, February, 1975
    • Film Comment, September/October, 1988; January/February, 1996, p.59; May/June, 1996, p. 4; May/June, 1998, pp. 16, 24, 29, 30, 46, 64, 68
    • Film Quarterly, spring, 1986
    • Film Review, February, 2000, pp. 78-79
    • Interview, October, 1993, pp. 62-63, 135
    • Journal of Popular Film and Television, spring, 1996
    • Newsday, August 11, 1988
    • New Statesman, April 3, 1998, p. 64
    • Newsweek, May 16, 1977
    • New York Times, September 29, 1985; October 26, 1986
    • New York Times Magazine, February 8, 1976
    • People Weekly, January 26, 1998, p. 138
    • Premiere, December, 1998, pp. 85-90; October, 1999, pp. 74-77
    • Rolling Stone, April 14, 1983
    • Sight and Sound, summer, 1983
    • Total Film, February, 2000, p. 22
    • USA Today, September, 1998, p. 81

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