Movie legend Lauren Bacall is desperately trying to persuade MARTIN SCORSESE to cast her as a gangster in a new movie project.

The actress, who turns 80 in September (04), has won acclaim for a slew of movie roles, but she feels she could at last win an OSCAR if Scorsese would consider her as a tough lady.

She says, "I've tried to convince Marty Scorsese that I would make a great hood, but he looked at me and said, 'You know, you're not Italian.'"

22/03/2004 09:31