MARTIN SCORSESE Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese                                           
Born: 17 November 1942 New York, New York, United States                             
Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American         
Academy Award-winning film director, writer, and producer. Also affectionately       
known as "Marty", he is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a             
recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema     
and has won awards from the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America.     
Scorsese is president of the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization             
dedicated to film preservation and the prevention of the decaying of motion         
picture film stock.                                                                 
Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity,         
Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, and the violence         
endemic in American society. Scorsese is widely considered to be one of the most     
significant and influential American filmmakers of his era. He earned an MFA         
in film directing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.