Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese, Famed Oscar Winning Director Gets a Big, Secret A List Birthday Hosted By Leonardo DiCaprio with Van Morrison Performing

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EXCLUSIVE Happy Birthday, Martin Scorsese. The famed director turned 80 last night in style. Leonardo DiCaprio hosted a big secret A List birthday party for him at the very snazzy Casa Cipriani ballroom — the same place where Clive Davis celebrated his 90th back in April.

The guest list — you can imagine. Writer/director Paul Schrader, who’s made many films with Marty including “Raging Bull” and “Taxi Driver” — posted a picture. If you had to guess who else was there– Spielberg, De Niro, Keitel, Beinco del Toro, hundreds more stars. Van Morrison performed songs from all of Scorsese’s movies since the beginning. Margot Robbie got down there after their Q&A. No press allowed, so if you know anything, email us at showbiz411@gmail.com

I’m told the COVID protocol was very strict, with people who showed up unaware sidelined until they were cleared. So how did Van Morrison, who’s anti vax and COVID rules, make the cut? Guess they kept him away from everyone else. I’m told Morrison was introduced by The Band’s Robbie Robertson.

On Sunday, Scorsese interviews George Harrison‘s widow, Olivia, on stage at the 92nd St Y. He made a terrific doc about George with Olivia a few years ago. Scorsese is our Orson Welles, only more successful. From “Taxi Driver” through “The Irishman,” he’s made classic film after classic film. His “New York New York” is being turned into a Broadway musical for next spring. He’s working on a new film now with DiCaprio and De Niro. He’s a New York landmark!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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