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Martin Scorsese biography

Born in New York in 1942 from Italian-American parents Catherine and Charles, Martin Scorsese is one of the most prominent and influential directors in movie history. He grows up in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films. 
Italian movie fan especially of the masterpieces of neorealism, after graduating in filmmaking at New York University, runs a number of shorts and made his debut in the feature film "Who's That Knocking at My Door?" (1969)

starring Harvey Keitel who along with Robert De Niro will be one of his favorite actors.

He achieves the great success with "Taxi Driver" (1976), winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 1980 another great success of public and critics, as always with Robert De Niro as the protagonist: "Raging Bull".

Although he continues to recount the exploits of gangsters overseas "Goodfellas" (1990), or the ruin of the manager of a "Casinò" (1995) in Las Vegas, is always the love for Italian cinema that inspires him, and "Il Gattopardo" by Luchino Visconti in particular when he directs his first period film, the "Age of Innocence" (1993). The following are the years for Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" (2002), starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz, the epic of the nineteenth-century New York in Cinecittà rebuilt; and again with two films starring Di Caprio: "The aviator" (2004) and "the Departed - the good and the Bad" (2006), the latter will be the most commercially success of Scorsese and also his only Oscar for directing.

In 2010 he receives the Golden Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The passion for cinema led him to an interest in the preservation of film heritage through the International Film Foundation and oversee the restoration of the masterpiece by Sergio Leone's "C’era una volta in America", commissioned by the heirs of the same Leone.

Followed by "Shutter Island" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), his first test with the 3D movie, which was awarded a Golden Globe for best director.

The partnership with Leonardo Di Caprio continues with" The Wolf of Wall Street" "(2013), for this role Leonardo Di Caprio was awarded a Golden Globe and received 5 Oscar nominations.

Martin Scorsese - biography
The Neorealism: we were not just bicycle thieves
Triworld Cinema