So in other words - I'm fucked
Ace Rothstein (Robert de Niro) is an expert bookie who runs the Tangiers hotel casino for the mob back home. Las Vegas is the perfect place for Ace to thrive under the appearance of legitimacy, and in it he finds a sort of haven. His lifelong friend Nicky (Joe Pesci), is a mobster who's send to Vegas to protect the Mafia's interests. When Ace and the beautiful Ginger (Sharon Stone) meet, he sees the opportunity to complete his vision of the perfect life.
But Ginger and Ace's relationship is more of a business deal than love. Her emotional connection to her old pimp (James Woods), her increasing drug and alcohol dependency and the heat the extremely violent Nicky brings on control freak Ace and his casino's threaten to bring down all Ace has worked for.
Release date: November 14, 1995
The movie was shot in Las Vegas, Hanford, Fresno and the Mojave Desert, all in the U.S.A.
Best Actress -> Sharon Stone
When Joe Pesci is pushed into a hole in the cornfield, Pesci broke the same rib he broke during Raging Bull.
James Woods wanted to work with Scorsese, so he left a message saying: “Any time, any place, any part, any fee”.
The word “Fuck” is said 422 times.
The movie is based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas
Nicky Santoro’s (Joe Pesci) real name was Anthony John “The Ant” Spilotro.
Sam Rothstein’s (Robert de Niro) real name was Frank Larry “Lefty” Rosenthal.
Frank Rosenthal: “As with all films fact or fiction, there is a certain amount of Hollywood that takes place. One prime example is, I DID NOT JUGGLE on my television show.” Source / More (Web)
In 1962 Spilotro (Nicky Santoro) gets famous in the M&M killings. He tortures criminals Bill McCartney and Jimmy Miraglia. McCartney's head was put in a vice untill his eye popped out.
Rosenthal and Spilotro were often represented in court by defense attorney Oscar Goodman (he plays himself in the movie). Goodman is since 1999 the mayor of Las Vegas. Source / More (Book)
Scorsese turned down the chance to direct Schindler’s list in the 1980s, as he felt he couldn’t do as good a job as a Jewish director. He agreed to swap films with Steven Spielberg, taking over Cape Fear (1991) instead.
November 17, 1942
Scorsese, an asthmatic child, was raised in New York's Little Italy (USA) and spent most of his early years frequenting movie theaters. After he tried unsuccessfully to enter the Roman Catholic priesthood, Martin graduated from New York University as a film major in 1966.
In 1968 he made his first feature film, Who's That Knocking at My Door?, and then agreed to work as an assistant director and editor on the musical documentary Woodstock (1970).
Scorsese won in 1973 critical attention with Mean Streets and even more with Taxi Driver (1976), a brutal, uncompromising film that starred Robert De Niro as a lonely, psychopathic New York cabbie. Martin chose for his next project, Raging bull (1980), black-and-white cinematography to render stark realism to the story of boxing champion Jake La Motta.
In 1986 Scorsese made a conventional Hollywood movie, The color of money but two years later he sparked controversy with his film adaptation of the novel The Last Temptation of Christ. He returned to more familiar subject matter in GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995) but turned to unexpected material with The age of innocence (1993).
By making Kundun (1997) Martin was barred from entering Tibet. His latest film The departed was his biggest financial success to date and it won Martin's only Oscar.
It has been announced that Scorsese will be working on The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and on Silence, the story of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in feudal Japan.
2007 Won Oscar for: The Departed (2006)
2005 Nominated Best Director for: The Aviator (2004)
2003 Nominated Best Director for: Gangs of New York (2002)
1994 Nominated Best Writing for: The age of innocence (1993)
1991 Nominated Best Director for: Goodfellas (1990)
1991 Nominated Best Writing for: Goodfellas (1990)
1989 Nominated Best Director for: The last temptation of Christ (1988)
1981 Nominated Best Director for: Raging bull (1980)
Lester Keyser -> Martin Scorsese (1992)
Mary Pat Kelly -> Martin Scorsese: A Journey (1996)
Lawrence S. Friedman -> The Cinema of Martin Scorsese (1998)