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Martin Scorsese will present at Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Director Martin Scorsese will be a presenter at the 77th Academy Awards, telecast producer Gil Cates announced Friday.

Leo loved complexity of 'Aviator' role

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio says his love of history and quest for a challenging role led him to play Howard Hughes in "The Aviator."

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

'Aviator' leads field with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "The Aviator" led the field with 11 Oscar nominations when nominees were announced Tuesday for the 77th Academy Awards.

Producers award goes to 'Aviator'

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America has picked "The Aviator" as its top feature film of 2004, Daily Variety reported Sunday.

De Niro plans 'Taxi Driver' sequel

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Film legend Robert De Niro plans to star in a sequel to "Taxi Driver."

Scorsese visits Boston police station

BOSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Director Martin Scorsese has toured Boston police headquarters to work out plans to film his next movie at the location, the Boston Herald reported Saturday.

'Aviator,' 'Eternal Sunshine' up for BAFTA

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards have been announced, with "The Aviator" leading the charge with 14 nominations.

Clint Eastwood among DGA nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Director Guild of America named Clint Eastwood and Marc Forster among nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for 2004.

Analysis: Publicity-machine glitches

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A recent power struggle between two of Hollywood's most powerful publicists offered outsiders a rare glimpse behind the entertainment industry curtain -- and a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Globes and biopics

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Sideways," a fictional account of a premarital road trip, took the most nominations with seven, but the announcement of this year's Golden Globe Award nominees
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

New York online critics like 'Sideways'

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Online have named "Sideways" the year's best movie.

Roger Corman gives $100,000 to UCLA

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Roger Corman will give $100,000 to one or more film students at UCLA to produce feature length movies, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Robert Niro, wife renew wedding vows

KINGSTON, N.Y., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Stiller and filmmaker Martin Scorsese were on hand when Robert DeNiro and wife Grace Hightower renewed their wedding vows in upstate New York.
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Film director Martin Scorsese is flanked by actors Daniel Day Lewis (left) and Harvey Keitel (right) at the American Museum of the Moving Image gala at the Waldorf Asoria,February 22,honoring Scorsese.
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Martin Charles Scorsese (pronounced /skɔrˈsɛsi/; born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. 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 Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America. Scorsese is president of The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation.

Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime and violence. Scorsese is hailed as one of the significant and influential American filmmakers of the modern era, directing landmark films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas – all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Departed.

Martin Scorsese was born in New York City. His father, Charles Scorsese (1913–1993), and mother, Catherine Scorsese (born Cappa; 1912–97), both worked in New York's Garment District. His father was a clothes presser and an actor, and his mother was a seamstress and an actress. His father's parents emigrated from Polizzi Generosa, in the province of Palermo, Sicily. Scorsese was raised in a devoutly Catholic environment. As a boy, he had asthma and couldn't play sports or do any activities with other kids and so his parents and his older brother would often take him to movie theaters; it was at this stage in his life that he developed passion for cinema. Enamored of historical epics in his adolescence, at least two films of the genre, Land of the Pharaohs and El Cid, appear to have had a deep and lasting impact on his cinematic psyche. Scorsese also developed an admiration for neorealist cinema at this time. He recounted its influence in a documentary on Italian neorealism, and commented on how Bicycle Thieves alongside Paisà, Rome, Open City inspired him and how this influenced his view or portrayal of his Sicilian genes. In his documentary, Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, Scorsese noted that the Sicilian episode of Roberto Rossellini's Paisà which he first saw on television alongside his relatives, who were themselves Sicilian immigrants, made a significant impact on his life. He has also cited Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray as a major influence on his career. His initial desire to become a priest while attending Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx gave way to cinema, and, consequently, Scorsese enrolled in NYU's University College of Arts and Science, (now known as the College of Arts and Science), where he earned a B.A. in English in 1964. He went on to earn his M.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1966, a year after the school was founded.

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