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Martin Scorsese

Born: November 17, 1942, Queens, New York City, New York - USA

Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years.

Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also known for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity.

Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation.

He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards.

He has directed works such as the crime film “Mean Streets” (1973), the vigilante-thriller “Taxi Driver” (1976), the biographical sports drama “Raging Bull” (1980), the black comedies “The King of Comedy” (1983), and “After Hours” (1985), the religious epic drama “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988), the crime film “Goodfellas” (1990), the psychological thriller “Cape Fear” (1991) and the crime film “Casino” (1995), some of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro.

Scorsese has also been noted for his successful collaborations with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, having directed him in five films, beginning with “Gangs of New York” (2002) and most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013). Their third film together, “The Departed” (2006), won Scorsese the Academy Award for Best Director in addition to the film winning the award for Best PictureAcademy Award nominations for both as well as them winning several other prestigious awards.

Scorsese's other film work includes the biographical drama “The Aviator” (2004), the psychological thriller “Shutter Island” (2010), the historical adventure drama “Hugo” (2011) and the religious epic “Silence” (2016).

His work in television includes the pilot episodes of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and “Vinyl”, the latter of which he also co-created. With eight Best Director nominations, he is the most nominated living director and is tied with Billy Wilder for the second-most nominations overall.

As a fan of rock music, he has directed several documentaries on the subject, including “The Last Waltz” (1978), “No Direction Home” (2005), “Shine a Light” (2008), and “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (2011).

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Diane (2018)

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Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.

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Spielberg (2017)

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A retrospective on the career of director Steven Spielberg.

0 2017 147
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Before the Flood (2017)

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A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.

0 2017 93
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John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2017)

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An examination of the Oscar-winning director who brought to life some of cinema's most beloved motion pictures.

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Silence (2016)

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Two Jesuit priests, Sebastiao Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer.

72 2016 159
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Vinyl (2016)

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Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

80 2016 60
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Bleed for This (2016)

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The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.

65 2016 116
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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

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Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut s 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

74 2015 79
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The 50 Year Argument (2014)

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A documentary on the history and influence of the New York Review of Books.

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Life Itself (2014)

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Life Itself recounts the surprising and entertaining life of renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. The film details his early days as a freewheeling bachelor and Pulitzer Prize winner, his famously contentious partnership with Gene Siskel, his life-altering marriage, and his brave and transcendent battle with cancer.

79 2014 120
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Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

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A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.

53 2014 94
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belforts autobiography.

82 2013 180
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Milius (2013)

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The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers of his generation.

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Hugo (2011)

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Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesnt work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

76 2011 126
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Documentary
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Inter-cut with archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of his life and how spirituality became such a major part of it.

82 2011 208
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Shutter Island (2010)

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World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his own troubling visions and by Dr. Cawley.

81 2010 138
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Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2010)

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The influence that artists Pablo Picasso and George Braque had on the world of cinema is the subject of this documentary from filmmaker Arne Glimcher. A lifelong lover of film, Picasso was intrigued by the machines used to create moving pictures, as well as the images they produced. In this film, artists such as Martin Scorsese, Julian Schnabel, Chuck Close, and the late Robert Rauschenberg reveal how Picasso and Braque's shared love of film helped to create some of the greatest art of the 20th Century. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

65 2010 62
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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

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In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus. Beyond John Huston's The African Queen and King Vidor's War and Peace, the films of the British-Hungarian creative duo (The Red Shoes and A Matter of Life and Death too) guaranteed immortality for the renowned cameraman whose career spanned seventy years.

78 2010 86
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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

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The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians (Billy Crystal, Rosanna Barr, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, etc.) and young comedians (Jeff Atoll, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, etc.).

77 2007 89
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The Departed (2006)

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To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

85 2006 151
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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to \voice of a generation\ to rock star.

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Shark Tale (2004)

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Oscar (Will Smith), a lowly tongue-scrubber at the local Whale Wash, becomes a hero when he tells a great white lie. When his lie begins to unravel, Oscar teams up with an outcast vegetarian shark, Lenny (Jack Black) and his loyal friend Angie (Renée Zellweger) to help him stand up to the most feared shark in the water (Robert De Niro) and find his true place in the reef.

60 2004 89
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The Aviator (2004)

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Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning biopic about the life of film-maker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. After a scene from 1914, which may explain his later fear of dirt and disease, the film starts in 1927 during Hughes filming of the World War I aviation film \Hells Angels\. Hes 22 years old, has inherited the familys fortune and tool company, but wants to spend his time making film instead. However, he soon finds himself just as involved in the aviation industry, buying an airline and developing new planes.

75 2004 170
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Gangs of New York (2002)

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1863. America was born in the streets. In this movie, we see Amsterdam Vallon returning to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin Bill the Butcher who murdered his father years ago. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

75 2002 167
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You Can Count on Me (2000)

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A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.

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Kundun (1997)

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The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as Kundun, which means The Presence. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation of Tibet. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since.

70 1997 134
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Casino (1995)

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Film legend Martin Scorsese directs Academy Award®-winner Robert De Niro in this tale about the rise and fall of a Las Vegas gangster. Sharon Stone earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance as the gangster's slowly unraveling wife. Academy Award®-winner Joe Pesci is at his absolute best in an excellent supporting performance. A great film which exposes a fascinating world never seen by the average person.

82 1995 178
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Search and Destroy (1995)

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A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.

53 1995 90
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The Age of Innocence (1993)

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Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman s cousin.

72 1993 139
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Cape Fear (1991)

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A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

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Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

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This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill (De Niro) can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ex wife (Bening) shares a whirlpool of scandals that draws them closer togheter while his chances for ever making movies again slips further away...

65 1991 100
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Goodfellas (1990)

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Gangsters never refer to themselves as gangsters. They are made-men, wiseguys or Goodfellas. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese exposes the fascinating, mysterious and violent underworld of New York's Mafia families through the life of insider Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises from smalltime thug to mobster under the guidance of Jimmy Conway (Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) in this searing, epic crime drama based on the chilling true-life best-seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.

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Dreams (1990)

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A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

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Basing his drama on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, master filmmaker Martin Scorsese delves deep into the mind and soul of Jesus Christ and the inner torment of his experiences after discovering he is the son of God. With Oscar®-nominees Willem Dafoe as Christ and Harvey Keitel as Judas, Scorsese received an Oscar® nomination for directing this sweeping and vivid masterpiece.

76 1988 164
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The Color of Money (1986)

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Former pool hustler \Fast Eddie\ Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

70 1986 119
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After Hours (1985)

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An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.

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The King of Comedy (1982)

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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

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Raging Bull (1980)

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When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he s a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he s a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family s love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it s his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

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The Last Waltz (1978)

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| 117 Min

Martin Scorsese's rockumentary intertwines footage from \The Band's\ incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr and other rock legends.

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New York, New York (1977)

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An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.

67 1977 155
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Taxi Driver (1976)

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Robert De Niro stars as Travis Bickle in this oppressive psychodrama about a Vietnam veteran who rebels against the decadence and immorality of big city life in New York while working the nightshift as a taxi driver.

84 1976 113
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

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A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

74 1974 112
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Mean Streets (1973)

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Robert De Niro stars in Martin Scorsese's drama of young men coming to manhood by the code of New York's Little Italy. A harrowing, intense and gruelling dramatic experience.

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Boxcar Bertha (1972)

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Based on \Sister of the Road,\ the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30's meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and they team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment and she is even

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