Martin Scorsese

Director, Author, Actor, Historian, Screenwriter, Producer

Martin C. Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation, a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema and has won awards from the Oscars, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America.

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    Director, Author, Actor, Historian, Screenwriter, Producer

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  • A man with as much pride as Beatty has, who has achieved as much as he did, understands that if Town & Country proves to be his last movie, it is too much of an ugly duckling to make an appropriate swan song for such an exceptional career. But it is an instructive one. The interesting question with regard to Town & Country is not “how?” but “why?” The picture is a lightweight piece of fluff, at best. Why did he agree to make it? Maybe, ever the politician, he was playing it safe after Bulworth, just as he thought he was playing it safe making Ishtar after Reds and Dick Tracy after Ishtar. Surely, with more children on the way, a more dedicated filmmaker might have slipped in another movie before the PTA ate up what was left of his career. He still hadn’t made Hughes, his only remaining one-from-the-heart project, but he had always behaved as if he would live forever—to quote George Roundy—and maybe he thought he had all the time in the world, until Scorsese beat him to it with The Aviator (2004).

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  • Star

    2010
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  • American Rebel

    2009
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  • Right Turns

    2005
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    Jackie Collins

  • Empire of Dreams

    2010
    Scott Eyman

  • Starlit

    2010
    Lisa Rinna

  • Song of Brooklyn

    2008
    Marc Eliot

  • The Sinatra Club

    2012
    Sal Polisi

  • The Kingdom of New York

    2009
    The New York Observer

  • He Is . . . I Say

    2009
    David Wild

  • The Seventies

    2001
    Bruce J. Schulman

  • Mick

    2012
    Christopher Andersen

  • Hollywood

    2010
    Larry McMurtry

  • Uggie--My Story

    2012
    Uggie

  • The Open Road

    2009
    Pico Iyer

  • Mick Jagger

    2012
    Philip Norman

  • Tell to Win

    2011
    Peter Guber

  • Liberty, Equality, Power

    2011
    John M. Murrin

  • The Syndrome

    2002
    John Case

  • The Book of Assassins

    2005
    George Fetherling

  • You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again

    2006
    Suzanne Hansen


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