|Source of Wealth:
|November 17, 1942
|Helen Schermerhorn Morris
|Martin Charles Scorsese
|5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Director Martin Scorsese is an American director who has produced some of the most memorable films in cinema history, including 'Taxi Driver' and Academy Award-winning 'The Departed' which the latter reached a box office gross of $291.5 million. This director who is known for his gritty, meticulous filmmaking style has a total net worth of $100 million.
Martin Scorsese whose career spans for 50 years has been a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema. He has won various awards in different film festivals. He has earned 24 Academy Award nominations, 23 BAFTA Award, 29 Golden Globe Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, and Directors Guild of America Awards.
Among his movies that are often cited the greatest films ever made, were Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas. His movie Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival which also received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Apart from being nominated from various awards giving organizations, actors under his direction have also been nominated; 25 Best Leading Actor, 7 Best Leading Actress, 18 Best Supporting Actor, 24 Best Supporting Actress, 2 Best Newcomer in different ceremonies.
Scorsese is a winner of multiple awards both national and international. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest living American filmmakers. He always had frequent collaborations with the same actors and crews in his films. Robert De Niro particularly collaborated with him in 9 feature films and a short film.
“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.” – Martin Scorsese
Because of his undeniable success in directing which so many of his actors win or are nominated for awards, actors are dying to work with him.
Martin Scorsese was afflicted by a terrible asthma when he was a child. He spent most of his time in movie theaters because his condition limited him from playing sports and taking part in any outdoor games. This stage in his life developed his passion for cinema.
Raised in a Catholic environment, Scorsese has entertained entering priesthood but later didn’t pursue. He enrolled in NYU's Washington Square College and took up B.A. in English in 1964 and earned his M.F.A., film, from New York University's School of the Arts.
While in university, Scorsese has done a lot of short films including “What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?” and “It's Not Just You, Murray!” along with “The Big Shave” his most famous short film.
Two years after marrying his first wife, Laraine Marie Brennan, Scorsese made his first feature-length film entitled “Who's That Knocking at My Door?”. Along with his fellow students who then became long-term collaborators.
In 1970, Scorsese became an assistant director. Through a fellow director, he met actor Robert De Niro whom later starred in his breakthrough film Mean Streets where De Niro won Best Supporting Actor in the National Society of Film Critics award for his role as "Johnny Boy" Civello. The film was also selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1997.
Martin has been married five times. He was first married to Laraine Marie Brennan in 1965. They have been together for 6 years until they got divorced in 1971. They had a daughter named Catherine who was named after his mother.
Following the divorce of his first wife, Scorsese married his second wife the writer Julia Cameron in 1976 which eventually lasted only a year. They also had a daughter named Domenica Cameron-Scorsese.
A year after his divorced with Cameron, Scorsese married actress Isabella Rossellini. They were together for four years until their divorce in 1982.
Three years later, Scorsese had his third marriage to an American film producer Barbara De Fina in 1985. Their marriage lasted for 7 years. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1991.
After four failed marriages, Scorsese married again in 1999 to his current spouse of twenty years, Helen Schermerhorn Morris. They have a daughter named Francesca who appeared in his movies, The Departed and The Aviator.
Martin Scorsese, whose career span of over 50 years has directed twenty-five narrative films, several documentaries and screenplays since his first film in 1968. Widely regarded as a master neo-noir filmmaker, Scorsese’s works mostly centered of gangsters and/or dark violence. Despite that, he is known in real life to be a friendly, polite and mild-mannered person. He gets along very well with his cast and crew whom he frequently made much repeat collaboration. He was voted the fourth greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
“Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our lifetime; we need to keep them alive.” ― Martin Scorsese