Biography of Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese, who gave his talent and excellence to the world, is more than just a film director. He is a phenomenon in the world culture, classicist of cinematography who continues to surprise the audience and change while staying true to himself. Net worth: $100 million.
Early LifeMartin Scorsese is a third-generation New Yorker, a descendant of Italian immigrants. He was born into a working family of Catherine and Charles Scorsese on November 17, 1942. Martin was growing up in Queens where gangsters made raids and fought every day. He was a delicate child; he suffered recurrent colds and episodes of asthma. Catholic parents insisted on his education in a parochial school, wanting their son to become a priest but Martin had other plans.
Martin entered the college, but a short time later, he was called to military service and had to interrupt his studies. After military service, he continued studies in the College of New York.
Creative CareerAfter graduation, Martin shot several important social full-length pictures that drew attention to the young film director.
Taxi Driver (1976) is one of the best films in the world cinematography that has crowned the era of neo-noir and started the era of post-noir symbolizing paranoid aesthetics of personality disintegration.The period from 1977 to 1990 was marked by such absolute achievements as the drama Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, The Color of Money, and the thriller Cape Fear in which Scorsese continued to work with De Niro. He also worked with Paul Newman, Willem Dafoe, and Tom Cruise.
A documentary attempt of rethinking the life of a person who is not involved in the media world and who's not even a real person didn't become the hit of the cinema season but was positively accepted by a thoughtful spectator who is free of prejudice. In this film, Scorsese played with George Memmoli, Kathi McGinnis, and Julia Cameron.
Their next project has become a sensation and received great success and the mixed reaction of the audience and critics once again. 2013, in addition to all its achievements, has become well-known for the picture The Wolf of Wall Street. Based on Ross Belfort's biography book written in prison, the drama has become the realization of so-called Hollywood cinematography and yet had another Scorsese's provocation.
The release of the picture Silence of 2017 became another matter of dispute on complicated director's relationship with God who appears in the picture as an invisible witness of lawlessness in the world preferring not to intervene in people's lives. That's the third director's film on religion. Andrew Garfield, Ciaran Hinds, and Liam Neeson portrayed the main characters of the film.
In the nearest future, the film director is going to fulfill new ambitious projects that will surely extend his endless creative achievements. In 2017, he announced about shooting a bibliography drama about Theodore Roosevelt whom DiCaprio will portray. He also announced about shooting a criminal story about a maniac who was active in Chicago and built a hotel on the bones of his victims. Leo will play a maniac as well. In early 2018, Scorsese started to work on a new TV project about Gaius Julius Caesar.
It is difficult to overestimate his contribution into the world culture, but according to the maestro who turned 76 in 2018, he has got a lot of work to do before he will be able to have some rest.