He is, perhaps, in one of those, the longest serving American director who is best maintained, artistically and physically. Today Martin Scorsese turns 80 director of Taxi driver, Wild bull Y New York gangswhich he eventually won an Oscar for the infiltrators after being roughed up by the Hollywood Academy, he’s as active as ever.
Marty (his last name is pronounced “Scor-sez-si”) will now detach himself from the birthday cake to continue editing. The flower moon killerswhich he shot with two of his favorite actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
And today there is a double reason to celebrate its birthday, given that it is being re-released in various cinemas in Argentina Taxi driver (1976), perhaps his best work, with performances around 10pm, for at least a week.
I’ve been lucky enough to face Scorsese on more than one occasion, but one was by myself. previewed The aviatorabout the life of Howard Hughes, and I was given 20 minutes with him in his office, which is in the same building as the Directors Guild of America’s New York headquarters on 57th Street.
The corridors are decorated with giant movie posters, most of them classics of Italian cinema. We would have the interview in your microcinema. I arrived, anxious, early, and was let into the room. It was November, the temperature outside was around 5 degrees Celsius, but the air conditioning in the microcinema was cold. Very cold.
“That’s how Marty likes the temperature,” his secretary told me. I had to pack. When Scorsese entered the microcinema, he was wearing only a short-sleeved T-shirt with his initials embroidered on the chest, and horn-rimmed glasses, which didn’t quite hide his bushy eyebrows.
Martin Charles Scorsese was born November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York, the son of Catherine and Charles Scorsese, who worked in the garment industry in Manhattan. Both of Sicilian descent, Marty grew up in the Little Italy neighborhood, which would later serve as the inspiration for many of his films, and, a practicing Catholic, served as an altar boy at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which he used in his early years movie. Who’s knocking on my door? (1967) and wild roads (1973).
Even as a boy he was surrounded by the prototypes of the characters who would live in many of his films.
But before going to the cinema, Marty was interested in pursuing a career as a visual artist. He wanted to be a painter, but enrolled in a film degree at New York University, where he was introduced to Italian Neorealism, Fellini, Antonioni and the French New Wave.
It was not easy for her to enter the film industry. Even though her first shorts won awards, Who’s knocking on my door? he wasn’t so lucky and when he was fired by the management of The Honeymoon Killers (The Honeymoon Killers1970) in 1968, after conducting for a week, he taught at New York University where he was a graduate (and had among his students Oliver Stone and Spike Lee).
He started working as a concert film editor (as Woodstock1970) and already in Los Angeles Roger Corman gave him his first opportunity as a professional director with Bertha boxcar (1972). Martin was still holed up editing outside material, until Jonathan Taplin offered to produce his next screenplay based on his youth in Little Italy. wild roads (1973) was his first contact with Robert Deniro.
Scorsese’s list of achievements is long. let’s mention Alice no longer lives here (Oscar for Ellen Burstyn), Taxi driver, with which he won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and began an on-off collaboration with Paul Schrader as screenwriter. then they arrived New York, New York Y Wild bull (1980), both with De Niro, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for playing boxer Jake LaMotta.
Scorsese also directed the color of money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Good guys (1990), the promontory of fear (1991), The age of innocence (1993), casino (1995) and kundun (1997). For a long time she wanted to roll New York gangs (2002), awarded by all but the Hollywood Academy (10 nominations, no statuettes).
With the Howard Hughes biopic The aviator (2004) won five Academy Awards and the BAFTA for Best Film. The Hollywood Academy recently recognized him with the infiltrators (2006), again with DiCaprio, plus Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. It was followed by the documentary about the Rolling Stones in concert, It shines a light (2008) and The sinister island (2010). Scorsese received his seventh Best Director Oscar nomination for The Invention of Hugo (2011), which won five Academy Awards.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) was one of his few films that surpassed the one hundred million box office mark. And it’s the highest-grossing of her career, with a worldwide gross of $389,600,694.
Repeatedly in love, married five times, has three daughters, all active in the world of cinema. The younger of him was with his current wife, Helen Morris, Francesca, who is an actress and was born the day before Marty turned 57. Cathy, born when he was only making shorts, in 1965, works in the art department, and Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, also a performer, was born shortly after the premiere Taxi driverin 1976.
Maybe, in one of those, who knows, when I blow out the 80 candles, I’ll make a wish. Very cinematic. You make a biopic about Dean Martin. the script of dinosaur It has been in a drawer at Warner Bros. studios since the late 1990s. His ideal is, was and perhaps will be Tom Hanks to play Martin, Jim Carrey to play Jerry Lewis, John Travolta to play Frank Sinatra, Hugh Grant to Peter Lawford and Adam Sandler to Joey Bishop.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.