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Martin Scorsese: I couldn’t identify with The Sopranos

The filmmaker also told how there was a period when he ‘couldn’t get anything made’.

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Martin Scorsese (Brian Lawless/PA)

Martin Scorsese (Brian Lawless/PA)

Martin Scorsese (Brian Lawless/PA)

Martin Scorsese has said he only ever watched one episode of The Sopranos because he could not identify “with that generation of the underworld”.

The director, 76, is known for mob films such as Casino and Goodfellas, but did not tune in to The Sopranos, which followed mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini).

He told Sight & Sound magazine: “I think I only saw one episode of The Sopranos, for example, because I can’t identify with that generation of the underworld.


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