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Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942, in New York City) is an American film director, screenwriter, editor, actor and producer. He won an Academy Award for directing Infiltration (2007) and received an honorary doctorate from the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź. 1)

You Talkin' To Me?

Robert De Niro improvised the whole paranoid monologue in the film “Taxi Driver,” including what would become the film's most famous line. De Niro got the line from Bruce Springsteen's concert. 2)

Joe Pesci and Raging Bull

Scorsese and Robert De Niro approached Joe Pesci about Raging Bull when he was running an Italian restaurant. 3)

Funny How? Wasn't In The Script in Goodfellas

The most prominent (and definitely the most quoted) scene in Goodfellas is when Joe Pesci's Tommy DeVito accosts Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) for calling him “funny” in the beginning. Pesci is also responsible for the premise, in addition to being the creative force behind the scene in this scene. 4)

The King Of Comedy

Scorsese didn't think the screenplay for the King of Comedy would succeed as a film at first due to “one-line gags.” Eventually, Scorsese agreed to direct the movie after De Niro's convincing. 5)

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