Director Martin Charles Scorsese was born in Queens, New York City, and raised in the neighbourhood of Little Italy, which later became the inspiration for several of his films. He earned a degree in film communications in 1964, followed by an M.A. from the New York University's School of Film. Right up from ‘Mean Streets’ up to his latest ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scorsese generally takes challenging projects and genres and makes it his own. All this, however started with his frequent collaborations with actor Robert De Niro who together made movies like Taxi Driver (1976), followed by New York, new York (1977), and the The Last Waltz (1978). Their movie Raging Bull (1980) won De Niro an Oscar, along with eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, making it a masterpiece of modern cinematic techniques. Then Scorsese brought to light Gangs of New York (2002), which won a Golden Globe Award for Best Director. His biopic on Howard Hughes The Aviator (2004) won five Academy Awards, a Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for Best Picture. Scorsese then won his first Academy Award for Best Director for the film The Departed (2006). Right up from ‘Mean Streets’ up to his latest ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scorsese generally takes challenging projects and genres and makes it his own. He is the only director working for more than 40 years and yet hasn’t lost the touch with either the audiences or the critics.