Martin Scorsese born on 17 November 1942, in Queens, New York City USA of Italian-American descent, and is a film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and film historian probably best known for directing such outstanding flims as “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull”.
As he is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history, we may ask “How rich is Martin Scorsese?” Sources indicate that Martin has an estimated net worth of $70 million, the majority of his wealth having been accumulated from his successful film directing career, and making him one of the richest film directors.
Martin Scorsese Net Worth $70 Million
Martin Scorsese suffered intense asthma in his school years at Cardinal Hayes High School, which prevented him from playing sports,so he became an avid film fan. He toyed with the priesthood, but his interest in movies he enrolled at NYU’s University College of Arts and Science, graduating with BA in English in 1964, and then with a Master of Fine Arts from NYU’s School of the Arts in 1966.
Martin Scorsese made his first feature-length film in 1967, the black and white movie eventually named “Who’s That Knocking at My Door”. Martin’s net worth was not growing as he was just a beginner, however, in the 1970s, in collaboration with actor Robert de Niro, Scorsese directed his breakthrough film “Mean Streets”, which increased his net worth sufficiently to fund and direct “Taxi Driver”(1976) which was later nominated for several Oscars. His early career also included such movies as “New York, New York”, and “The Last Waltz”.
Scorsese’s “Raging Bull”(1980) was voted the greatest film of the 1980s by Britain’s “Sight&Sound” magazine and received eight Oscar nominations. In terms of style, this movie was different from Scorsese`s previous masterpieces. During the 1980s Scorsese also produced such movies as “The King of Comedy”, “After Hours”, “The Colour of Money”, and “The Last Temptation of Christ”, which led to mixed results in terms of growing his net worth. However, “Goodfellas” released in 1990 returned confidence to Scorsese, as it was ranked as No. 1 on Roger`s movie list for 1990, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, so nowadays it is considered to be one of the best achievements of this film director.
Martin has also directed such movies as “Casino” (1995), “Gangs of New York” (2002) (which made Martin Scorsese’s net worth $6,000,000 larger), “The Aviator” (2004), “Hugo” (2011) earning him $10,000,000, among others. “The Departed” (2006) was Martin`s highest grossing film until “Shutter Island” (2010) which increased Martin Scorsese net worth by $3.5 million. “The Departed” earned him probably one of the most significant awards in his life: his second Golden Globe for Best Director, his first Directors Guild of America Award, and an Oscar (Academy Award) for Best Director.
In his personal life, Martin Scorsese has been married five times: Laraine Marie Brennan(1965–1971), they have a daughter; Julia Cameron(1976–1977), also a daughter; Isabella Rossellini(1979–1982); Barbara de Fina(1985–1991); and Helen Schermerhorn Morris(1999–present) with whom he also has a daughter: they live in New York.
Finally, Time magazine has nominated Martin Scorsese as one of the most influential people in the world. His great contribution to celluloid, and his unique style of movies about mobsters, violence in modern life and liberal use of profanity makes Martin Scorsese one of America`s most respected modern filmmakers. The film director also touches such topics as Italian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and machismo in his films.
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