Martin Scorsese won't consider legacy

November 29th, 2011

Martin Scorsese doesn't think about his cinematic legacy.

The 'Hugo' director - who won the Best Director Academy Award for 'The Departed' in 2007 - admits he does not consider what people will think about the films he has made, although he did in the early 90s following the success of his 1973 movie 'Mean Streets'.

He told MTV News: "Do I want to preserve my legacy as a filmmaker? Not really, maybe I was at one point. I'm not quite sure any more.

"I don't really know. I think at one point in the early 90s, there seemed to be a lot of films being made in America and in China and around the world that had been inspired by 'Mean Streets' that may still be the case or that may not be the case, I don't know any more.

"One tries not to think of that. One tries to do the best you can with each picture, hopefully continue making them and that they mean something, that they matter to people."

Chloe Moretz, who worked with Scorsese on current family film 'Hugo', recently admitted she had an amazing time working with him on the film.

She said: "Working with Scorsese was amazing, it was a dream come true. He's the most iconic director living now.

"Sir Ben Kingsley is ridiculous, he's an iconic actor and so working opposite him was something else."