Showbiz / 12-09-2019

Raging Bull screenwriter Mardik Martin dies aged 82

Raging Bull screenwriter Mardik Martin dies aged 82

It was at NYU that his passion for film began to grow and he later met legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese in 1961.

He began working with Scorsese on some of his early films, including Who’s That Knocking At My Door?, before teaming up with the filmmaker once again on Raging Bull.

Mardik later won himself a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the 1980 movie, based on boxer Jake LaMotta’s memoir of the same name.

It was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Robert De Niro, who had starred as LaMotta, won Best Actor – Drama at the awards.

De Niro also picked up the Academy Award for Best Actor, after Raging Bull received eight Oscar nods.

Mardik’s last screenplay credit was in 2014 for his work on The Cut, directed by Faith Akin.

12-09-2019 01:55, source: metro, by James Foster
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