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ayemceee:

In 1978, when director Martin Scorsese was at an all-time low due to a near overdose resulting from an addiction to cocaine, actor Robert De Niro visited him at the hospital and told him that he had to clean himself up and make this movie about a boxer (which ended up being the film Raging Bull). At first, Scorsese refused (he didn’t like sports movies anyway), but due to De Niro’s persistence, he eventually gave in. Many claim (including Scorsese) that De Niro saved Scorsese’s life by getting him back into work (x).

ayemceee:

In 1978, when director Martin Scorsese was at an all-time low due to a near overdose resulting from an addiction to cocaine, actor Robert De Niro visited him at the hospital and told him that he had to clean himself up and make this movie about a boxer (which ended up being the film Raging Bull). At first, Scorsese refused (he didn’t like sports movies anyway), but due to De Niro’s persistence, he eventually gave in. Many claim (including Scorsese) that De Niro saved Scorsese’s life by getting him back into work (x).