Although they say you cannot be a master in all, there are few exceptions Martin Scorsese being one of them. In the acting industry, there are very many segments and very few artists have been able to play a part in more than two segments. Many concentrate on one segment and give it their all. However, Martin chose to break the odd and has perfected his skills in various segments. Below is the biography and net worth of Martin Scorsese in 2019.
Early Life and Biography
Martin Scorsese was born on 17th November 1942 and he hails from Queens borough in New York City. At the time of his birth, martin’s parents Catherine Scorsese(born cappa) and Charles Scorsese lived in New York City but they later decided to move to Little Italy before Martin joined school. The parents initially worked at New York’s Garment District.
Martin’s father was an actor but also worked as a clothes pressed at the New York’s Garment District while his mother worked as a seamstress but she was also an actress. Martin also had a brother who has always been his greatest fan.
Martin suffered from asthma as a young boy. For this reason, he couldn’t play engage in any games with his friends and he always stayed indoors. To curb the pain and that vacuum of his childhood experience, his parents and elder brother often took him to movie theatres little did they know it would shape his career.
Martin has been married five times. His first wife was known as Laraine Marie Brennan and together had a daughter known as Catherine. In 1976, Martin married Julie Cameron who was a writer and they were also blessed with a daughter called Domenica Cameron-Scorsese who followed Martin’s footsteps and became an actress and has featured in “The Age of Innocence”. They however divorced in 1978 and in 1979, he married Isabella Rossellini who was an actress. Just like the other two marriages, this was also didn’t work out and the two divorced in 1983.
Two years later, Scorsese married producer Barbara De Fina. Their marriage lasted for six years only and they divorced in 1991. After the divorce, Martin remained unmarried until 1999 when he married his current wife Hellen Schermerhorn Morris and together they have been blessed with a daughter (Francesca) who has appeared in various films like “The Aviator” and “The Departed”. Martin lives in New York City.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Martin has been in the film industry since 1976 and has been involved in making of different films. Some of the films Martin has been actively involved in include: ”Boxcar Bertha”, “Mean Streets”, Catholic Guilt” Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, New York New York, and American Boy among many others.
In 1980s and 1990s, Martin directed various films which include: Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Color of Money, The Last Temptation of Christ, Anna Pavlova, and Round Midnight among others. Martin has a number of films he directed in 2000’s some of which include: Gangs of New York, My Voyage to Italy among others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Martin Scorsese can be said to be among the richest film directors, screenwriters, and film historians in America with a net worth of over $120 million. Other than the film industry, Scorsese has never involved himself in any other business making film industry the major contributor to his wealth as it is now. He has been in this industry for more than 50 decades now and has mentored many to the industry.
Martin Scorsese has stand out as the best film directors in his generation. Although he was once addicted to cocaine and became depressed when of his films “New York New York” failed terribly, he was able to get his life back into shape and has done much work after its release.