Martin Scorsese Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


8th December 2016

Quote: "Physically getting to the location, constantly walking up mountains (was tough). I had a bodyguard who would sometimes carry me (because it was) so steep, and you had to be very careful where you placed your foot." Director Martin Scorsese admits his Silence shoot in Taiwan was gruelling for cast and crew.


8th December 2016

Quote: "We talked about the film... We were naturally nervous, but he was just disarming and put us at ease. He gave us rosary beads and said, 'Pray for me'. It was really moving. He blessed my wife and told me he hoped the film would bear much fruit." Moviemaker Martin Scorsese on his recent meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican after a screening of his new film Silence.


12th October 2016

Fact: Goodfellas director Martin Scorsese will be honoured at The Tokyo International Film Festival with its Samurai Award for lifetime achievement, festival organisers announced on Tuesday (11Oct16). The prolific director, whose most recent film Silence was inspired by the work of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo, will be presented with the honour, in his absence due to prior commitments, at the festival’s closing ceremony on 3 November (16).


19th June 2015

Fact: Director Martin Scorsese is set to be honoured at the Lumiere Film Festival in France later this year (Oct15). The Departed filmmaker will receive the Lumiere Award in recognition of his career success, following in the footsteps of previous honorees Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood.


14th January 2015

Fact: A trailer for director Martin Scorsese's short film starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro has debuted online. The clip shows DiCaprio and De Niro playing two actors who have arrived at a hotel to discover they are competing for the same role in Scorsese's next movie.


7th January 2015

Fact: Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano is set to replace Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese's Silence after scheduling issues forced the Godzilla star to drop out of the film. Asano will join Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver in the adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel.


3rd March 2014

Fact: Oscars host ELLEN DeGeneres ordered three large pizzas to feed the hungry celebrity guests during Sunday's (02Mar14) three-hour ceremony and proceeded to hand out slices to the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jared Leto, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Martin Scorsese with the help of the star-struck delivery man and Brad Pitt, who passed out paper plates and napkins at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


11th February 2014

Fact: The Wolf Of Wall Street has become director Martin Scorsese's top-grossing movie to date. The Oscar-nominated film has raked in over $300 million (£187.5 million) at the worldwide box office.


11th February 2014

Quote: "Martin Scorsese is my favorite filmmaker of all-time. Goodfellas is the reason I wanted to make movies and dedicate my life to that. I would paint his house if he asked me to." Jonah Hill on his The Wolf Of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese.


7th February 2014

Fact: The Wolf Of Wall Street collaborators Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese were both honoured with the Cinema Vanguard Award at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California on Thursday (06Feb14). The pair picked up their trophies and took part in a question-and-answer session at the event.


3rd January 2014

Fact: Martin Scorsese's new film The Wolf Of Wall Street has set a new record for using the word 'f**k' a total of 506 times. It beats the previous record set by Spike Lee's serial killer movie Summer of Sam.


4th December 2013

Quote: "We got hit with Hurricane Sandy; we had to close down for a week. We had to stop, and every day they'd say, 'We'll go tomorrow'. And then it was next day and next, and finally they stopped. The crane of 57th Street started to fall because of Hurricane Sandy, and my editing room is across the street, and we couldn't get in the block so I couldn't even go and edit." Martin Scorsese on having to shut down production on The Wolf of Wall Street due to last year's (12) east coast storms.


15th July 2013

Fact: The latest advertising campaign for fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana is a star-studded affair - Martin Scorsese has been directing a commercial in New York City featuring Scarlett Johansson and Matthew Mcconaughey.


15th June 2012

Quote: "I spend time with the kid doing homework. It's very hard. Don't mention algebra! I've forgotten that completely! We work on history and English together." Veteran director Martin Scorsese tries to bond with his 12-year-old daughter Francesca over school work.


11th June 2012

Quote: "It was like being in a waxworks museum that had come to life. I sat with them having my picture taken thinking 'I'm from Gloucester! What the hell is this all about?'" British actor Simon Pegg was starstruck as he sat alongside famous faces including Mickey Rooney, Kirk Douglas and Martin Scorsese for Paramount Studios' 'class' photo to celebrate the company's 100th birthday.


19th April 2012

Fact: Leonardo DiCaprio and moviemaker Martin Scorsese have confirmed reports they're reteaming for drama The Wolf Of Wall Street. DiCaprio will play real-life financial wizard Jordan Belfort, whose life came crashing down as his drug and alcohol addictions took hold, in the Scorsese-directed film.


12th April 2012

Quote: "They ask me, 'Do you see your films after?' And I say 'no.' No. A lot of them, some of them are very funny, but very often the emotional experience of making the picture just comes back to me too much." Legendary director Martin Scorsese doesn't re-watch his film after they are finished.


26th January 2012

Quote: "This is my fifth marriage. We've been married 12 years, wonderful family. I was very lucky; 12 years is a long time in movie years." Martin Scorsese on his marriage to fifth wife, Helen Morris.


22nd November 2011

Quote: "I walked into my audition and said, 'It's nice to meet you, Mr. Scorsese.' And he was like, 'Call me Marty, kid.' After that, I was like, 'Hey, Marty. Hi, Marty. Hey, Marty!'" Teen star Chloe Moretz is friendly with the legendary director Martin Scorsese after working with him on new kids film Hugo.


20th November 2011

Fact: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will host a special screening of Martin Scorsese's new film Hugo over America's Thanksgiving weekend (24-27Nov11) in Houston, Texas.


14th November 2011

Quote: "The big hit in my household was Shark Tale because I was in that. One kid in my daughter's school tried to tell me I wasn't. I had to show her my eyebrows to prove I was. She went home and told her parents, 'Guess what, they found a fish that looks like Mr. Scorsese.'" Movie mogul Martin Scorsese on convincing his young daughter's school pals that he was among the stars of the animated fish film.


19th October 2011

Quote: "Marty is a dream to work with. People don't know this about him but he's very personable. He's hands on, he still loves his job after all of the accolades, he's still behind the monitor, still calls action and cut... he's an inspiration to be around." Actor Michael Kenneth Williams feels lucky to work with iconic director Martin Scorsese on hit TV series Boardwalk Empire.


6th June 2011

Quote: "It changed everything... Our vision of reality was expanded. The film came at us in the richest black-and-white imagery we'd ever seen. Over the years, poor quality prints offered only a pale reflection of Fellini's visual scheme." Martin Scorsese on Federico Fellini's film classic La Dolce Vita.


20th January 2011

Quote: "This is one of the best parts I've ever had in my life. I mean, only in my wildest fantasies or dreams... When I first read the script, I hadn't gotten the offer yet to play the character. I just thought, 'Wow, I'm almost sorry I'm reading this because, if I don't get it, I'm going to be so disappointed, so sad.'" Steve Buscemi is delighted with his Golden Globe-winning role in Martin Scorsese's TV series BOARDWALK EMPIRE.


20th December 2010

Quote: "I saw that film with my wife in L.A. and after it was over we snuck (sic) out to go down the alleys and I just started crying and she said, 'Why are you crying? The ending, was it emotional?' And I said, 'No, it's just the work is extraordinary.'" Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman was driven to tears by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's 1980 boxing epic Raging Bull.


18th December 2010

Quote: "It was called The Irishman, but it's really based on the book called I Heard You Paint Houses." Robert De Niro confirms his forthcoming Martin Scorsese movie project will now be known as I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES.


23rd July 2010

Fact: Officials at the Museum of the American Gangster in New York City will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Martin Scorsese's mobster classic GOODFELLAS by staging a special screening of the movie on Saturday (24Jul10) - introduced by former Mafia man Henry Hill, on whose life story the film is based.


14th April 2010

Fact: Revered moviemaker Martin Scorsese is to make his first 3-D film - The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be filmed using the latest filmmaking technology.


9th February 2010

Quote: "He saved me. I was headed down a path of being one kind of actor, and he helped me become another one. The one I wanted to be.” Hollywood heart-throb Leonardo Dicaprio insists director Martin Scorsese has shaped his career.


9th February 2010

Quote: "Sometimes, you relate to an actor in ways you can't explain. I felt it with Harvey, I felt it with Robert, I feel it now. Over the course of years, you develop a rhythm that's hard to find in this business. But if you do find it, you don't let it go." Martin Scorsese compares his modern-day protege Leonardo Dicaprio with Hollywood legends ROBERT DeNIRO and Harvey Keitel.


1st February 2010

Quote: "I don't even know if that movie's happening, first off, and he doesn't need to convince me about anything. Usually, when that guy calls, before the end of the conversation, you wanna have 'yes' come out of your mouth." Leonardo Dicaprio insists moviemaker pal Martin Scorsese doesn't need to convince him to star in his new Frank Sinatra biopic.


20th January 2010

Quote: "I'm trying to talk him into it... The issue would be, you have the younger Frank, then you have the older Frank, then you have the middle-aged Frank... and so there's gonna be an interesting casting situation." Movie mogul Martin Scorsese on his plans to make a Frank Sinatra biopic with Leonardo Dicaprio.


18th January 2010

Quote: "For the first 20 years or so of our careers, Marty and I made movie after movie together; for the last 10 we've been presenting each other with awards. We're like an old married couple; we built a life together, we have great memories, we just don't sleep together anymore." Robert De Niro pays tribute to Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Martin Scorsese.


17th December 2009

Fact: Robert De Niro and Leonardo Dicaprio will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Martin Scorsese at the Golden Globes in January (10).


12th November 2009

Fact: Martin Scorsese will give budding directors a chance to quiz him on his filmmaking skills as part of the The Rolex Mentor And Protege Arts Initiative. The talk will take place in London on 3 December (09).


26th June 2009

Quote: "Michael Jackson was extraordinary. When we worked together on BAD, I was in awe of his absolute mastery of movement on the one hand, and of the music on the other. Every step he took was absolutely precise and fluid at the same time. It was like watching quicksilver in motion. He was wonderful to work with, an absolute professional at all times, and - it really goes without saying - a true artist.” Oscar winner Martin Scorsese, who directed the late star's classic BAD video.


2nd June 2009

Quote: "I got the call on the set of Dracula, in my trailer. I still have the message he left me - I taped it off my answering machine! I think for any actor it's the greatest experience is to be directed by him. You kind of go outside by yourself a lot and go, 'I can't believe I'm in a Scorsese movie!'" Winona Ryder is still coming to terms with landing a part in legendary director Martin Scorsese's 1993 movie The Age of Innocence.


2nd June 2009

Quote: "I got the call on the set of Dracula, in my trailer. I still have the message he left me - I taped it off my answering machine! I think for any actor it's the greatest experience is to be directed by him. You kind of go outside by yourself a lot and go, 'I can't believe I'm in a Scorsese movie!'" Winona Ryder is still coming to terms with landing a part in legendary director Martin Scorsese's 1993 movie The Age of Innocence.


14th May 2009

Fact: Moviemaker Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct a new biopic about Frank Sinatra. The Oscar winner will take charge of Field of Dreams screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson's script, according to Daily Variety.


2nd February 2009

Fact: Martin Scorsese is teaming up Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis again in his latest big screen venture SILENCE. Day-Lewis will play a 17th century priest alongside Benicio Del Toro.


16th January 2009

Fact: New York's famed Beacon Theatre - used by director Martin Scorsese for his 2008 Rolling Stones concert film SHINE A LIGHT - will be reopened with a pair of gigs by Paul Simon next month (13/14Feb09) following its $15 million (GBP10.3 million) renovation.


23rd October 2008

Fact: Legendary British rock band The Who will play actor MICHAEL J. Fox's annual Parkinson's disease benefit next month (05Nov08) in front of an audience scheduled to include Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and actors Denis Leary and Julianne Moore.


12th April 2008

Fact: Quentin Tarantino will follow in the footsteps of directors including Martin Scorsese and Sydney Pollack when he talks about his career during a cinema masterclass lecture at the Cannes Film Festival in France next month (May08).


7th April 2008

Quote: "My problem is that when I'm shooting a picture, I like to complain - I complain constantly." Martin Scorsese moans on-set.


4th April 2008

Quote: "I don't go on the internet, I don't go online, I don't even have email. So when people started telling my about MySpace, I thought it was, like, a storage facility in the Bronx." New Yorker Martin Scorsese's video introduction to his page on the social networking website.


2nd April 2008

Quote: "Ah yes. Hillary Clinton. My groupie, as I call her now." Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards on the U.S. presidential candidate, who also makes a cameo appearance in SHINE A LIGHT, Martin Scorsese's new film about the band.


28th March 2008

Quote: "We were well prepared for a film because KEITH (RICHARDS) sat us all down before we went on stage and told us how to act, now he's a Pirates Of The Caribbean star!" SIR Mick Jagger jokes about the band's preparation for Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary SHINE A LIGHT.


25th February 2008

Fact: Martin Scorsese is Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscars lucky charm - the moviemaker presented the Irishman with both his Best Actor prizes for My Left Foot and THERE WILL BE BLOOD.


22nd February 2008

Fact: Ladies man George Clooney took his first date to the cinema - to watch Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's urban despair movie TAXI DRIVER.


8th February 2008

Quote: "Shine a Light is the only Martin Scorsese movie I know that doesn't have Gimme Shelter in it!" Rolling Stones frontman SIR Mick Jagger on the MARTIN SCORSESE-directed documentary about the legendary band.


22nd January 2008

Fact: Martin Scorsese, Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney, Marion Cotillard, James McAvoy and JUNO star Ellen Page turned the 11th annual Newsweek Oscar Roundtable discussion into a star-studded affair when the sextet gathered for a low-key chat about film and fame at Los Angeles' UCLA campus. The debate is available on Newsweek magazine's website.


18th January 2008

Fact: Harvey Keitel is to reteam with his MEAN STREETS director Martin Scorsese for a new romantic film about modern-day New Yorkers. The pair will produce drama CHAOS.


17th March 2007

Quote: "There's supposed to be a sequel and then a prequel but we don't wanna do it just for a paycheque; we only want to do it if it's better than the first." Mark Wahlberg on plans to revisit BostonIrish mob movie THE DEPARTED for two new movies. Wahlberg was Oscar nominated for his role as tough cop DIGNAM in the Martin Scorsese thriller.


22nd February 2007

Quote: "People are saying, 'Scorsese has never won; he should win!' That is not a criterion for winning! You have to make the best picture." SAMUEL L. JACKSON doesn't agree with popular opinion that moviemaker Martin Scorsese is long overdue a Best Director Oscars win.


11th February 2007

Quote: "It was almost like going to a college class. It's a movie that you can't really rent or see, so he screened it for us." Gwen Stefani recalls watching a special screening of classic Howard Hughes movie HELL'S ANGELS, hosted by director Martin Scorsese during the filming of The Aviator, in which the singer played silver screen star Jean Harlow.


2nd December 2006

Fact: Martin Scorsese's hit new film THE DEPARTED went through 21 cuts in Kuwait before film censors there agreed to release the film.


7th November 2006

Fact: THE DEPARTED passed the $100 million (GBP55.5 million) mark at the US box office at the weekend (05NOV06), making it director Martin Scorsese's most successful film ever.


6th October 2006

Quote: "I think that's the greatest actor-director film collaboration in history, so to even mention me in the same breath is sacrilegious." Leonardo Dicaprio brushes off suggestions he is director Martin Scorsese's new Robert De Niro. DiCaprio and Scorsese have made three films together to date.


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