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When Marty couldn’t do it the first time, I set it up with a few other directors, but I never felt comfortable pulling the trigger. I was fixated on him. There wasn’t anybody else who could bring the rawness and toughness, the music, and particularly the humor required to convey the excitement of these young punks—these robber barons—taking on the Wall Street system.
Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Comes to Life
When Marty couldn’t do it the first time, I set it up with a few other directors, but I never felt comfortable pulling the trigger. I was fixated on him. There wasn’t anybody else who could bring the rawness and toughness, the music, and particularly the humor required to convey the excitement of these young punks—these robber barons—taking on the Wall Street system.
Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Comes to Life
When Marty couldn’t do it the first time, I set it up with a few other directors, but I never felt comfortable pulling the trigger. I was fixated on him. There wasn’t anybody else who could bring the rawness and toughness, the music, and particularly the humor required to convey the excitement of these young punks—these robber barons—taking on the Wall Street system.
Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Comes to Life
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Looking Back on Martin Scorsese & Leonardo DiCaprio’s Best Moments Together
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Watch Martin Scorsese Talk ‘On the Waterfront’ With The Criterion Collection
Watch Martin Scorsese Talk ‘On the Waterfront’ With The Criterion Collection
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"To paraphrase Schrader, if you put Penn and Antonioni in bed together, put a gun to their heads and told them to fuck while Bresson watched through the keyhole, you got Taxi Driver.” Fair enough. 
Cinematic Panic: Looking Back on the Tortured Minds Behind ‘Taxi Driver’
"To paraphrase Schrader, if you put Penn and Antonioni in bed together, put a gun to their heads and told them to fuck while Bresson watched through the keyhole, you got Taxi Driver.” Fair enough. 
Cinematic Panic: Looking Back on the Tortured Minds Behind ‘Taxi Driver’
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Late 20th century dating though.
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2012 Moth Ball Interviews: Celebrity Guests on Storytelling and Scorsese
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Not everybody has the staying-power, not everybody has the tenacity and not everybody has, um, so much to say about life continually. 
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I  thought Marty was just the cutest thing I had ever seen,” recalls  girlfriend Sally Weintraub. “He was chubby and he hand long hair and no  neck, and was shorter than me.”
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