After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Scorsese directed the independently-financed “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?” (1967), which introduced Harvey Keitel. He became a star director with “Mean Streets” (1973), an intensely personal and brutal examination of the neighborhood he grew up in. The film was the first of many he would make with Robert De Niro, who shot to stardom as the reckless hoodlum Johnny Boy. The two reunited for the nightmarish “Taxi Driver” (1976), the first of several collaborations between the director and screenwriter Paul Schrader.
He scored his first