See Rare Photos of Martin Scorsese’s 50-year-long Movie Making Career

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Director Mike Wadleigh with Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker during the making of Woodstock.
Photo: Ronald Grant (Wadleigh-Maurice).
Martin Scorsese with Kris Kristofferson (left) and Ellen Burstyn (right) on the set of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Warner Bros.)
Scorsese directs Robert De Niro (left) and Harvey Keitel (right) in Mean Streets.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Warner Bros.)
Martin Scorsese with Griffin Dunne in After Hours.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Warner Bros.)
Scorsese on the set of Shutter Island with Ben Kingsley, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mark Ruffalo.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Paramount).
Filming a scene for The Age of Innocence.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Columbia/ Phillip V. Caruso).
Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Warner Bros.).
Scorsese on the set of The Departed with Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Ballhaus, Ray Winstone, and Jack Nicholson.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Warner Bros./ Andrew Cooper).
Scorsese on the set of Goodfellas.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Warner Bros.)
Martin Scorsese directs Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Courtesy of the Koball Collection (Red Grante Pictures).
Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective book cover.

Book publisher, Abrams recently released a volume chronicling master filmmaker, Martin Scorsese’s five-decade career in a new coffee table book, Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective, which includes never-before-seen photographs of the legendary director at work.

The filmmaker has one of the most respected names in cinema, and has worked with many of the greatest actors and actresses of his time. With a directorial debut in 1963 of a film he made while enrolled at New York University, nine years later, Scorsese received Hollywood recognition for his release of Taxi Driver starring Robert de Niro and a young Jodie Foster.

Flash forward several years; Scorsese came to direct some of Hollywood’s biggest hits such as The DepartedGood Fellas, Raging Bull, and most recently The Wolf of Wall Street.

Born in Queens, New York, to Italian parents, his father a clothes presser and actor, his mother a seamstress and actress, Scorsese was raised in a devoutly Catholic environment—an upbringing that heavily influenced themes he explores in his films.

Click through to see some rare photos of the acclaimed director above.


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