This gallery features black and white photos of a young Martin Scorsese, including a picture during his childhood, his high school year book photo, and many from his earliest years as a director during the early 1970s. Born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York, his family moved to the Little Italy area of Manhattan. Both of his parents were workers in the Garment District; both were also actors. He was raised in a devout Catholic home. Due to severe complications with asthma, he was not able to run and play with the other kids, so his family would take him to see movies instead. It was during these formative years he developed a strong love of film. He attended New York University's film school, where he earned a B.A. in English in 1964 and a M.F.A. in film in 1966. During the 1970s, he became close friends with a group referred to as “movie brats,” which included Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Brian De Palma. It was De Palma who first introduced Scorsese to Robert De Niro. Some of his most famous work is: Mean Streets, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed and Gangs of New York.