Hollywood director Martin Scorsese turns 72


Legendary movie director and producer Martin Scorsese is celebrating a birthday.

The Hollywood icon, behind such hits as "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas," "Casino," "The Departed" and "Wolf of Wall Street" turned 72-years-old Monday.

Scorsese has been directing or producing films since the 1960s, and has often worked with Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The New York native has been nominated for more than 140 film awards, according to IMDB, making him the most-nominated living director in Hollywood.

Despite a slew of hit movies, Scorsese's first Academy Award for Best Director did not come until 2006's "The Departed," which starred DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin.

He also worked in various capacities on the 1970 documentary "Woodstock" and 1972's "Elvis on Tour."

His love for the Rolling Stones has led to the song "Gimme Shelter" being included on the soundtrack of many of his movies.

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