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A Sneak Peek Into Martin Scorsese's Career: His Net Worth, Hit Movies, and Awards

Updated On 15 Mar, 2018 Published On

Martin Charles Scorsese, a.k.a. Martin Scorsese, is a director, producer, screenwriter and a film historian based in the United States. He has been active in the industry for the past 50 years and is considered one of the most influential and significant filmmakers in the history of cinema. Some of his best-known works are Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, and Goodfellas starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and many others. 

The 75-year-old has an estimated net worth of $100 million and is the recipient of some prestigious awards like Academy Award, Golden Globes, DGA Awards and many others. 

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

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Here, we are going to share some information about the director's net worth and career. 

Martin Scorsese net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Martin has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Moreover, back in 2014, he had an estimated net worth of $70 million which made him the 8th richest director of Hollywood in 2014. 

It is very common for directors to have less salary and earnings as compared to actors. Likewise, it is also common for directors to not share details about their earnings. So, information on the majority of his earnings from films is not available. 

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

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Back in 2011, the director earned a massive $10 million for his work in Hugo, and he also made $3.5 million for Shutter Island. In 2002, he received a pay cheque of $6 million for Gangs of New York but later on, he had to return $3 million because of budget overruns. 

Martin Scorsese career and awards

Martin got indulged into the field of directing at a very young age. While he was studying at Tisch School of the Arts, he made a short film most popular one in 1967 The Big Shave. In the same year, he also made his first feature-length film, I Call First. The movie was later retitled to Who's That Knocking at My Door. 

Throughout the years, Martin got to meet and work with some exceptional personalities like James Cameron, Robert De Niro, and many others. 

Watch the trailer for Taxi Driver

Moreover, in the 70s and 80s, he worked on films like Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and many others. Taxi Driver is one of his most notable works of the time. Even though it was not able to win, the movie was nominated for an Academy Award. Likewise, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore was his first mainstream studio picture. 

Throughout the years, he has worked with some A-lister actors like Leonardo DiCaprioMichael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and many others. 

Martin Scorsese with actor Leonardo DiCaprio

Martin Scorsese with actor Leonardo DiCaprio

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It was not until 1988, he was nominated for another Academy Award. In the year, he received the nomination for his film The Last Temptation of Christ. And he won his first Academy Award in 2008 under the category Best Achievement in Directing for his film The Departed

Watch Martin Scorsese receive his first Academy Award

Similarly, some of his other significant works as a director are Woodstock, 1973 film Mean Streets, 1977 film New York New York, 1990 film Goodfellas, and 2004 film The Aviator. The Aviator was not only box office hit but also earned 11 Academy Award nominations.

Martin Scorsese showing off his Golden Globe Award

Martin Scorsese showing off his Golden Globe Award

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Talking about awards, some of the prestigious awards he has won to date are Writers Guild of America Awards, won in 2003. In the year, he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1990, he won 4 Venice Film Festival Awards, and also won a Grammy Award in 2006 which he shared with Bob Dylan