Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 New York list is Martin Scorsese, the director behind countless successful Hollywood films.
Company: World Cinema Foundation
What Made Him Haute: Critics and film scholars have called him the greatest living American director, several of his movies occupy spots on the AFI’s list of greatest movies, he finally got that Oscar for 2007’s The Departed, and, thankfully, there are no signs of him slowing down.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Scorsese’s most recent film, the eerie Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was a box office success back in February, earning more than $42 million in its opening weekend. For some perspecitive, his last film starring DiCaprio opened at only $26 million. Scorsese’s newest film, Hugo Cabret, has recently confirmed its cast, and it already looks like it’s another blockbuster in the making. Hugo Cabret is said to include Ben Kinglsey, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen and will be the 67-year-old director’s first ever 3D film. He is also said to direct the upcoming 2011 film, Sinatra, which will (quite obviously) be a story about the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra.