Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro during filming of "Raging Bull" (1980). The Oscar-winning filmmaker of such classics as "Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "GoodFellas" and "The Departed" has continually challenged audiences with vivid stories of crime, ambition, isolation and faith.
His technical proficiency is exceeded only by his passion for film - and in his latest, the 3-D movie "Hugo," he merges his love of cinema with his professing the need to celebrate and preserve our cinema heritage.
By CBSNews.com senior editor David Morgan
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