DAILY FUEL: Martin Scorcese – New York’s Movie Man

American film director MARTIN SCORCESE was born in New York City on this date in 1942 and, due to severe childhood asthma, spent an inordinate amount of time at the movies while growing up. After attending NYU, Scorcese  worked for Roger Corman directing “Boxcar Bertha” in 1972. With his first major feature, 1973’s “Mean Streets”, he began a lasting creative collaboration with Robert Deniro and made a significant impact on critics and audiences that has never waned. Martin Scorcese has received an Oscar, three Emmys, four BAFTAs, a Grammy, two Directors Guild and three Golden Globe Awards, as well as the Kennedy Center Honor in 2012. 

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