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Martin Scorsese

How is the Oscar winning director (and occasional actor) linked to the driving force behind Abu Dhabi's carbon-free city?

February 17, 2008 3:24 by

For many it looked as though Martin Scorsese’s Oscar chances were over. Passed over with Mean Streets, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, fans thought he best chance had passed. Last year’s effort, the Departed, finally saw the 65-year-old New Yorker take home the Best Director Oscar — who cares that it wasn’t for his best film?
Scorsese has worked with some of the best in the business (his next film is a documentary of the Rolling Stones), and his current muse is Leonardo De Caprio. The pair has signed on for Shutter Island, the fourth film in which they’ve collaborated. But Scorsese is perhaps best known for his work with another Italian-American New Yorker…

 
 

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