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    Martin Charles Scorsese (; Italian: [skorˈseːze, -se]; born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is the recipient of many accolades, including nine Academy Award nominations (and one win) for Best Director, four British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Directors Guild of America Awards. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". Scorsese received an MFA in film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1968. His directorial debut, Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), was accepted into the Chicago Film Festival. In the 1970s and 1980s decades, Scorsese emerged as one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era. His 1973 crime film Mean Streets, dealing with machismo and violence, and exploring Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, was a blueprint for his filmmaking styles. Scorsese won the Palme d'Or at Cannes with his 1976 psychological thriller Taxi Driver, which starred Robert De Niro, who became associated with Scorsese through eight more films. After the critical failure of the musical New York, New York (1977), Scorsese fell into depression and nearly died from a drug overdose. His 1980 biographical drama Raging Bull starring De Niro received critical acclaim and revitalized his career; it placed fourth on the American Film Institute's 2007 edition of the 100 best American movies. Scorsese's work during the 1980s decade saw mixed critical evaluation, but with the black comedy After Hours (1985), he won Best Director at Cannes. His 1990 gangster epic Goodfellas, starring De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, once again brought critical acclaim to Scorsese and won him three British Academy Film Awards. After deviating from crime films to mixed results, he returned to the genre with Casino (1995). In the 2000s and 2010s decades, Scorsese garnered critical acclaim and box office success with a series of collaborations with Leonardo DiCaprio. The Academy Award for Best Picture winner The Aviator (2004) earned him his first Academy Award for Best Director, and their successive collaborations included the crime thriller The Departed (2006), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010), and the biopic The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Returning to his familiar territory of crime films, Scorsese collaborated with De Niro again on The Irishman (2019), which additionally starred Pesci and Al Pacino. Scorsese's films, much influenced by his Italian-American background and upbringing in New York City, center on macho-posturing insecure men and explore crime, machismo, nihilism, and Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption. His trademark styles include extensive use of slow motion and freeze frames, graphic depictions of extreme violence, and liberal use of profanity. In addition to film, Scorsese has directed episodes for some television series and rock music documentaries, winning the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video for No Direction Home (2005). An advocate for film preservation and restoration, he founded three nonprofit organizations: the Film Foundation in 1990, the World Cinema Foundation in 2007, and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.
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