Martin Scorsese: The King of the American Picture

At 75, the master filmmaker shows no sign of slowing.

The following article, written by Jochen Kürten, appears on

The American filmmaker has been one of the most influential directors for over half a century, delivering some of film’s greatest masterpieces. His next movie is due out in 2019. DW takes a look back at his career.

Many film directors manage to create incredible movies with iconic images that enter popular culture and remain in our collective consciousness. But what sets the best directors in the world apart from the rest? How does an outstanding filmmaker leave his mark on Hollywood history?

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