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Martin Scorsese-produced 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' to get vod-first release

Martin Scorsese-produced 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' to get vod-first release

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) --The Martin Scorsese-produced crime drama "Revenge of the Green Dragons" will be released on demand before it makes its way into theaters later this year.
Veronica Linares
Martin Scorsese praises Kodak's decision to keep making film

Martin Scorsese praises Kodak's decision to keep making film

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Oscar-winning auteur Martin Scorsese is praising Kodak's decision to continue its production of film stock.
Karen Butler
'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) --Here's the trailer for a forthcoming Roger Ebert documentary, "Life Itself."
Kate Stanton
Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

NEW YORK , April 18 (UPI) -- David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan are to headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles."
Karen Butler
Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese recruit Olivia Wilde for 1970s HBO show

Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese recruit Olivia Wilde for 1970s HBO show

March 12 (UPI) -- Olivia Wilde will star as a lead character in an upcoming music-focused HBO drama set in the 1970s.
Annie Martin
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A brief look at some of this year's Academy Award contenders.
Annie Martin
Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Leonardo DiCaprio howls in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Leonardo DiCaprio howls in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and producer Leonardo DiCaprio says he was eager to make the fact-based film "The Wolf of Wall Street" because it reflects "everything that's wrong in today's society."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Robert De Niro says he still wants to make 'The Irishman' film

Robert De Niro says he still wants to make 'The Irishman' film

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Actor and producer Robert De Niro says he still plans to make his long-gestating film adaptation of the true-crime book "I Heard You Paint Houses."
Oscar nominees attend Academy luncheon: See the 2014 class photo

Oscar nominees attend Academy luncheon: See the 2014 class photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted its annual luncheon for Oscar nominees on Monday.
Kate Stanton
Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.
Five men arrested in connection with ‘Goodfellas’ JFK Lufthansa heist

Five men arrested in connection with ‘Goodfellas’ JFK Lufthansa heist

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Five arrests made in connection with the 1978 JFK Airport heist immortalized in "Goodfellas," and one suspect has been identified as 78-year-oldl Vincent Asaro.
Evan Bleier
Jonah Hill took a pay cut to work on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Jonah Hill took a pay cut to work on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jonah Hill earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Donnie Azoff in Matin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," but in an interview with Howard Stern, the 30-year-old actor disclosed he practically had to beg for a role in the movie.
Veronica Linares
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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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