5 Decades of Martin Scorsese

One of Hollywood's finest veterans, Martin Scorsese turns 74 today. A name synonymous with cinema, he has completed nearly 50 years in the business. The king of gangster films, Scorsese's favorite actor to work with was Robert De Niro, and together they have made a handful of blockbusters. These days, it is Leonardo DiCpario, and they've made a fair share of brilliant films too. Today, on his birthday, we list out the legend's best films from each decade. The year hasn't ended yet and his latest film, Silence will be out next month. He has also started work on his next film, called The Irishman, which will feature De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. What an absolutely gargantuan gangster film that will turn out to be!

Who's That Knocking on My Door (1967)
Well, this was his only film from the 60s. It was his first-ever film, of the many that followed.

Taxi Driver (1976)
Robert De Niro carries this brilliant vigilante film. Scorsese began to make a name for himself out there, with films like Mean Streets (1973) and New York, New York (1977) as well.

Raging Bull (1980)
One of the greatest sports films ever made, this biographical drama features De Niro as the lead actor as well. He also temporarily switched off from his mastered genre of gangster films, making a comedy movie out of nowhere, called The King of Comedy (1983), another De Niro starrer.

Goodfellas (1990)
The 90s could be called the decade of Scorsese. He started with this gangster classic, followed by the thriller Cape Fear just a year later and another classic, Casino in 1995.

Gangs of New York (2002)
This epic period film is a significant one. It was followed by further DiCaprio-starrers like The Departed (2004) and The Aviator (2004).

Shutter Island (2010)
This psychological thriller was followed by Hugo (2011), an adventure drama, making it a very welcome change. And of course, his latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), was a riot!