Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942, in New York City. He grew up in an area known as Little Italy which would positively affect his work throughout his career providing him with much needed inspiration.
In 1973 he directed one of his first feature films called Mean Streets, starring Robert De Niro. The two would become good friends and De Niro became one of Scorsese’s favorite actors to work with. He would eventually be a part of more than a half dozen of Scorsese’s films.
Moving on in his career, Scorsese would meet a young but talented actor named Leonardo DiCaprio who was set to play the lead role in Gangs of New York (2002). DiCaprio would essentially become Scorsese’s new Robert De Niro as the two would work together on four other films.
As for Scorsese’s career being noticed, he has been nominated for an Academy Award eight times, winning it once for his genius in directing The Departed (2006).