​Martin Scorsese is one of the most successful and well-known Italian-American movie directors of all time. He is also a screenwriter, producer, and film historian. He is often regarded as one of the most significant people in the film industry in terms of cinematic history. Here are ten more facts you might not know about this Italian-American director. 

  1. He was born on November 17, 1942, in Queens, New York City.
  2. He grew up in Little Italy, Manhattan, with his family.
  3. His paternal grandparents are from Polizzi Generosa, Italy, while his maternal grandparents are from Palermo.
  4. When he graduated from NYU, he worked as a news editor at TV network CBS.
  5. During the filming of Goodfellas, Scorsese tied Ray iotta’s tie every day. This was to make sure the style was exactly right.
  6. He has a fear of the number ‘11’. During the 1970s, his superstition was so great that it affected his daily life. He couldn’t travel on vehicles with the b 11, travel on the 11th day of the month, or stay on the 11th floor of the hotel.
  7. His favorite TV show of all time is ‘Fawlty Towers’, starring John Cleese.
  8. Scorsese played a cameo role of a distraught passenger in the movie ‘Taxi Driver’. The actor who was supposed to play the role phoned in sick so Scorsese stepped in to the role.
  9. Although he is known for directing movies, he has also directed music videos. These have included Michael Jackson’s video for ‘Bad’.
  10. Unlike many other directors, Scorsese draws his own storyboards.
  11. He is barred from entering Tibet. This was down to an argument between Disney and Chinese officials about the release of Scarsose’s film ‘Kundun’ in 1997.
  12. Martin Scorsese has been married five times and has three daughters. 

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