03:57 PM EDT 11/12/2013
Originally posted 05/15/2009 09:35AM
The race is on in Hollywood to play Ol' Blue Eyes.
Oscar winner Martin Scorsese will be directing and producing a biopic about legendary singer Frank Sinatra, who died in 1998 at age 82. The hot-tempered Sinatra led a famously colorful life: He wed four times (including to movie stars Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow), had early ties to organized crime, and starred in 50-plus movies, including the original Rat Pack extravaganza, Ocean’s Eleven, as well as From Here to Eternity, for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
The role of Sinatra has yet to be cast, but the early favorite is Leonardo DiCaprio, who has made three films with Scorsese, including Shutter Island, which opens this fall. Another possible contender: Johnny Depp. Respected film industry blogger Nikki Finke reports he's the choice of the sponsoring studio, Universal. Neither actor is known for his warbling abilities, but that doesn’t matter because the film, which has the cooperation of the Sinatra estate, will use the crooner’s original recordings.
Other possible contenders? Justin Timberlake, who actually can sing and has the right hungry look. Tween heartthrob Joe Jonas has the pipes and the right look. Or maybe even Twilight’s Robert Pattinson, if he loses the fangs and nails a New Jersey accent. Pick your favorite to portray the crooner below:
Originally posted 12/03/2007 04:30PM
This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, which were handed out in a glittering ceremony last night in the nation's capitol, is quite the list of luminaries. Making up the talented quintet are: Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Academy award-winning director Martin Scorsese, singer supreme Diana Ross, actor-comedian Steve Martin and pianist-conductor Leon Fleisher, whose story of losing the use of his right hand was told in the 2007 Academy Award-nominated short subject documentary, "Two Hands."
Originally posted 01/08/2007 10:55AM
Some of the first honors of the season were handed out Sunday at the New York Film Critics Circle awards – and Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg turned out to support Martin Scorsese, who won for best director.
Originally posted 01/26/2004 5:59PM
There appear to be a few dark clouds hanging over the upcoming Oscar ceremony, starting with the abrupt withdrawal of Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation from the 14th annual Night of 100 Stars charity event, reports the Los Angeles Times. The foundation, whose board also includes Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, has sponsored the event for the past six years.
Originally posted 02/14/2003 10:20AM
Director and "Gangs of New York" Oscar contender Martin Scorsese followed in the high-heeled footsteps of previous winners Anjelica Huston, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis on Thursday when he donned a curly blonde wig and red-sequined bra to be named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.
Originally posted 12/13/2002 01:00PM
Although the advance buzz is mixed for Martin Scorsese and Miramax's long-awaited "Gangs of New York," starring Leonardo DiCaprio (and opening Dec. 20), the director, the studio and the star are already set to reunite for another expensive historical undertaking: a $100 million-plus film biography of billionaire Howard Hughes, Variety reports.
Originally posted 12/10/2002 01:00PM
It took more than 25 years for director Martin Scorsese to make "Gangs of New York," but the finished product is finally arriving in time for Christmas. And with it comes great hubbub over its violence and heavy promotion from its stars, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis, who is being loudly talked up for an Oscar nomination.
Originally posted 04/10/2002 12:00PM
The director of "Raging Bull" and "GoodFellas" is going to head a jury at the Film Festival and preview his "Gangs of New York," starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Originally posted 01/28/1999 12:00AM
Film director Martin Scorsese ("Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "GoodFellas") married book editor Helen Morris in New York last week, a spokesman for Scorsese announced Tuesday. It was the 56-year-old Scorsese's fifth marriage and the second marriage for Morris. She worked with Scorsese on a companion book to his 1997 movie "Kundun," about Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. No details of the marriage were released.
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