“I thought until the last minute it’s a joke,” said the star to journalists, testifying why he didn’t prepared any speech.
Mark Wahlberg, 47, became famous after debuted as a rapper in the early ’90s under the pseudonym of Marky Mark.
After several years of obscurity he became the image of Calvin Klein products and afterwards he created an enviable name in Hollywood.
In 2007 he was nominated for the secondary role in the film “The Departed” by Martin Scorsese. He is also a devout Catholic, being married to his adolescence girlfriend, which he has four children.
The project dates from 2008 and, according to sources, it should have been produced by Jagged Films. At this project William Monahan should collaborated, the screenwriter for “The Departed” by Martin Scorsese.
But in the meantime Scorsese and Jagger made the documentary “Shine a Light”, which presented two concerts of Rolling Stones in 2006, in New York. The documentary features stars like theformer U.S. President Bill Clinton, Jack White and Christina Aguilera.
According to sources close to the new project, the screenwriter of “The Sopranos”, Terence Winter, has joined the team, while Scorsese will provide direction.Martin Scorsese is considered one of the most influential contemporary American filmmakers, is the author of now classic films like “Taxi Driver” (1976), “Raging Bull” (1980) and
“Goodfellas” (1990). Winner of prestigious awards in the 70-80 – Golden Globe, BAFTA, American Syndicate Movie Award, Scorsese was awarded the Oscar for directing until 2007 for the movie “The Departed”.
He is currently working with director Terence Winter on another project for HBO drama “Boardwalk Empire,” which will have the premiere on September 19. However, Scorsese is working on 3D movie “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”, starring, among others, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and Jude Law.
Mick Jagger is a member of The Rolling Stones, along with Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. They sold over 200 million albums worldwide over the past five decades and claimed thousands of concerts with the house closed.
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Oscar-winning director was sued yesterday for not paying the amount of US $600,000 which represents money from broadcasting rights and other services that would have belonged to his financial adviser, Kenneth Starr, currently in prison, Reuters announced.
Starr Investment Advisors managed the money of filmmaker Martin Scorsese from 2006 to 2010, but the famous director has not paid to this company taxes summing 5% of the income earned, according to the complaint filed in the Supreme Court of New York.
Starr, aged 66, is accused of stealing 59 million dollars from several US celebrities accounts, among those being deceived are important names such as Martin Scorsese, Uma Thurman, Al Pacino and others. Kenneth Starr has been accused of fraudulent appropriation of funds.
Starr’s company, which was placed in the enforcement regime, has given over 700 million dollars from 200 wealthy people.
Now, prosecutors are trying to recover most of the money owed by Starr Investment.
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Behind this metamorphosis lies, no doubt, the great Martin Scorsese, who took him under his protective wing, but also a ritual that it is scrupulously followed by Leo.
“When I am involved in a movie, I completely isolate myself towards the world – sometimes even months in a row. I like to do that, because, being alone, I could prepare myself in peace, “explains the actor.
But DiCaprio has also a bad news for his fans.
After 18 years it which he has worked like a robot, has decided to take a break: “In 2010 I will deal only with me, because I already reached 35 years and, until now, I took things seriously. Perhaps too seriously”.
Rumors say Leo might marry to beautiful Bar Rafaeli, and possibly they make a Leo Jr.
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Director: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio ; Mark Ruffalo; Ben Kingsley; Emily Mortimer; Michelle Williams; Max von Sydow; Patricia Clarkson; Jackie Earle Haley; Ruby Jerins
Shutter Island – In theatres February 19, 2010