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Leonardo DiCaprio wins Golden Globe for 'Wolf'

Leonardo DiCaprio wins Golden Globe for 'Wolf'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Film in Los Angeles Sunday night.
'Gravity' leads with 11 British Film Award nominations

'Gravity' leads with 11 British Film Award nominations

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Director Alfonso Cuaron's space epic "Gravity" earned 11 nominations for British Academy Film Awards in London Wednesday.
Cuaron, Greegrass hailed by Directors Guild of America

Cuaron, Greegrass hailed by Directors Guild of America

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Alfonso Cuaron, Paul Greengrass, Steve McQueen, David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese were nominated Tuesday for the Directors Guild of America's top honor.
Commentary: Wall Street Caligula

Commentary: Wall Street Caligula

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- It is a brilliant movie and manna from heaven for the United States' enemies and assorted detractors round the globe.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Leonardo DiCaprio on 'Wolf of Wall Street': 'We're not condoning this behavior'

Leonardo DiCaprio on 'Wolf of Wall Street': 'We're not condoning this behavior'

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The "Wolf of Wall Street" star defends the film's racy content in new interviews.
Kate Stanton
Martin Scorsese heckled at 'Wolf of Wall Street' sceening

Martin Scorsese heckled at 'Wolf of Wall Street' sceening

Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The supposed Oscar contender didn't receive a rapturous response during a Saturday night screening for Academy members.
Kate Stanton
Martin Scorsese to be honored by the Art Directors Guild

Martin Scorsese to be honored by the Art Directors Guild

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is to be presented with the Cinematic Imagery Award by the Art Directors Guild at a ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
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'The Wolf of Wall Street' is to open Dec. 25 after postponement

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is to open Dec. 25 after postponement

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese is putting the finishing touches on "The Wolf of Wall Street" and the film will be ready to open Dec. 25, Paramount Pictures said.
Martin Scorsese to chair Marrakech Film Festival jury

Martin Scorsese to chair Marrakech Film Festival jury

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese is to serve as president of the main competition jury for the 13th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, organizers announced.
Gandolfini considered for 'Boardwalk Empire' lead

Gandolfini considered for 'Boardwalk Empire' lead

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- James Gandolfini was considered for the role of 1920s New Jersey gangster Nucky Thompson on "Boardwalk Empire," show-runner Terence Winter revealed.
'Boardwalk Empire' renewed for fifth season

'Boardwalk Empire' renewed for fifth season

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- HBO says it has ordered a fifth season of its 1920s New Jersey-set mob drama "Boardwalk Empire," starring Steve Buscemi.
'Wolf of Wall Street' release date to be postponed

'Wolf of Wall Street' release date to be postponed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's eagerly awaited drama "The Wolf of Wall Street" won't be ready for its scheduled Nov. 15 release, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
Scorsese to present Brooks with AFI's highest honor

Scorsese to present Brooks with AFI's highest honor

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Director Martin Scorsese is to present Mel Brooks with the American Film Institute's 41st Life Achievement Award, organizers announced.

Jerry Lewis gets standing ovation at Tribeca 'King of Comedy' showing

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Comedian Jerry Lewis, 87, was met with a standing ovation after New York's Tribeca film festival's 30th anniversary screening of the movie "King of Comedy."
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Martin Scorsese
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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