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Scorsese wins top directing award

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Scorsese wins top directing award


The Directors’ Guild of America has named Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese best film director for 2007 for his gangster drama “The Departed.”

The award puts him in the front-running to win his first Oscar at the Academy Awards later this month.
Fifty-one out of the 57 other Guild winners have won the gold statuette.

“The Departed” stars Matt Damon as a mole who has infiltrated the police and Leonardo Di Caprio as a cop who has gone undercover in a mob network. It has grossed more than any other Scorsese film and critics have praised it as a welcome return to vivid crime drama.

The modest movie-maker said he was not expecting the honour – his first Guild award. He said he just wanted to make a good film that people would enjoy.

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