Martin Scorsese

Do we even have to write anything? Whether you're a diehard cinephile or even just a casual movie fan, you know the name Martin Scorsese and you likely are aware of the profound impact he's had on American cinema as a director, producer, historian and advocate for preservation of one of the nation's great art forms. So, an opportunity to spend nearly an hour and a half listening to the man talk? Make the time.

This 2002 episode of "Inside The Actors Studio," which aired about a week before "Gangs Of New York" hit theaters, is a rare occasion with a director taking the stage, and James Lipton makes the most of it. The 80-odd minute episode covers Scorsese's career until that point, with the filmmaker his usual erudite self, sharing anecdotes, inspirations and so much more. Enough from us, here's the full episode....