An American director born in New York in 1964.
Son of parents of Sicilian origins, Martin Scorsese grew up in the neighbourhood of Little Italy, spending as much time communing at church as in movie theatres.
A graduate of New York University, he directed several notable short films prior to his first feature, Who's That Knocking at My Door in 1967. He moved to Hollywood where he met Roger Corman who was to produce his second film, Bertha Boxcar. Mean Streets (1973) followed, in which he was to find the recurrent themes of his oeuvre: questions of good and evil, religion, guilt, and violence. The film marked his first encounter with Robert De Niro, with whom he was to shoot eight films. Introduced to Warner by Coppola, he went on to direct Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, becoming one of the leading lights of New Hollywood. His smash hit came with Taxi Driver, winning the Palme d’or at Cannes in 1976. A richly diverse body of work ensued, with films such as Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence or Casino. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation to restore and preserve film heritage worldwide. He then shot five films with Leonardo DiCaprio: Gangs of New York, Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is also the author of many documentaries, notably about his Italian roots and his rock idols: Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) - Bertha Boxcar (1972) - Mean Streets (1973) - Alice n'est plus ici (1974) - Taxi Driver (1976) - New York, New York (1977) - La Dernière valse (1978) - Raging Bull (1980) - La Valse des pantins (1983) - After Hours (1985) - La Couleur de l'argent (1986) - La Dernière tentation du Christ (1988) - Les Affranchis (1990) - Les Nerfs à vif (1991) - Le Temps de l'innocence (1993) – Casino (1995) – Un voyage avec Martin Scorsese à travers le cinéma américain (1995) - Du Mali au Mississippi (2003) - Kundun (1997) - À tombeau ouvert (1999) - Mon voyage en Italie (1999) - Gangs of New York (2002) - Aviator (2004) - No Direction Home (2005) - Les Infiltrés (2006) - Shine a Light (2008) - Shutter Island (2010) - A Letter to Elia, coréalisé avec Kent Jones (2010) - Public Speaking: Fran Lebowitz - si Woody Allen était une femme (2010) - Hugo Cabret (2011) - George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) - Le Loup de Wall Street (2013) - The 50 Year Argument (2014) - Silence (2016) - The Irishman (2019)