A screenplay of a film directed by Martin Scorsese. From the age of 11, Henry Hill had been part of the criminal life of New York and finally achieved the status of "wiseguy". But in 1980, he decided to exchange his knowledge for a new identity. Scorsese has also directed "Mean Streets".
Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets (1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation.
Taxi Driver won the Palme d´Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995).
In the past decade he has made, Gangs ofNew York (2002), The Aviator (2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007.