Martin Scorsese Net Worth $130 million
Martin Scorsese salary $30,000,000
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Martin Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian and his current net worth is $130 million.
Born in Queens, New York, to his father Charles Scorsese and mother Catherine Scorsese, both workers in NYC’s Garment District, they moved to Little Italy, Manhattan before he started school.
Growing up he suffered from asthma and couldn’t play sports or any activities with other children. Knowing that, his parents and older brother would often take him to movie theaters.
Because of those often trips he developed a passion for cinema.
As a teenager, he often used to rent Powell and Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffman (1951) from a store.
The store had one copy of the reel, which made him one of only two people who regularly rented the reel.
During his youth, he named Sabu and Victor Mature as his favorite actors, and named filmmakers Satyajit Ray, Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini, as major influence on his career.
While attending Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, he wanted to become a priest. He then enrolled in NYC’s Washington Square Collage, where he earned a B.A. in English.
A year after NYU’s School of the Arts founded, he went to earn his M.F.A. from the school.
He also went to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he made short films likes It’s Not Just You, Murray! (1964).
He made his first short film in 1963, What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, while attending the school.
Among his short films of that period, we like to recall The Big Shave from 1967, which features Peter Bernuth.
Scorsese mentioned on several occasions that he drew his inspiration from his Armenian American film professor Haig P. Manoogian, from his early days at New York University.
He made his first feature-length film in 1967, titled I Call First, which later retitled into Who’s That Knocking at My Door.
He made the film with the help of fellow students, actor Harvey Keitel and editor Thelma Schoonmaker.
During this period he used to work as the assistant director as well as one of the editors on the documentary Woodstock (1970).
While there, he met actor-director John Cassavetes, who would become a close friend and a mentor.
The American director has a career that spans more than 50 years. Many of his films are famous for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity.
He is one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history, thanks to the themes he chooses for his films.
Among those themes we recall: concepts of guilt, redemption, faith, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict.
He is the founder of The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, in 1990. Years after, he also founded the World Cinema Foundation.
Throughout his career he has received many awards and nominations such as the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema. He has also won an Academy Award, and many other important awards.