Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award winning filmmaker who has made over 30 highly influential and critically acclaimed feature films over the past 50 years.   

He is best known for his films Taxi Driver (1976), which was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival; Raging Bull (1980), which received eight Academy Award nominations; The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director; Goodfellas, which won him Best Director at the British Academy Film Awards; Gangs of New York (2002), which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director; The Aviator (2004), which won five Academy Awards, in addition to Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for Best Picture; The Departed (2006), which won four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director; Hugo (2011), which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won five; and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), which was nominated for five Oscars and four BAFTA awards.   

His most recent film, The Irishman (2019), has garnered high praise, receiving a glowing 97% critic’s score on Rotten Tomatoes, and is poised to be nominated for several major awards.

Scorsese received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1997, the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010.   

Scorsese earned his Master of Arts degree from New York University in 1968, and taught at NYU’s undergraduate filmmaking program shortly thereafter.  In 1992, he received an honorary degree from NYU. Scorsese is a current member of the Tisch School of the Arts Dean's Council.