Martin Scorsese at 80: A Hollywood icon in the words of his admiring collaborators

Nov 17, 2022 786

BY: Jordan Potter

This week, we celebrate the 80th birthday of one of Hollywood’s finest filmmakers since the dawn of the medium, Martin Scorsese. The New York-born filmmaker has sculpted a career like no other through his knack for depicting gritty, noir narratives, often centralised around the violent lives of machismo-leading men and their descent into a life of crime and nihilism amid burning tension.

The perfect man for such roles has invariably been Robert De Niro, an actor who helped establish Scorsese’s aesthetic and salient ongoing career in a fruitful symbiosis. Beyond this associated style, however, Scorsese’s versatile talent has encountered very few bounds over the past 50 years. 

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