Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese discusses possible retirement
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has revealed he will only make a ‘couple more’ films before he retires.
Despite crediting Leonardo DiCaprio as a source of inspiration only a few days ago, the director said he is considering retirement, The Guardian reports.
“I have the desire to make many films, but as of now, I'm 71 and there's only a couple more left if I get to make them,” said Scorsese.
“I miss the time when I had the desire to experiment and try different kinds of films, I miss that time, but that's done, it's over.
“There is obligation as you get older, you have family. I've been very lucky in the last 10 years or so to have found projects that combine the desire [and fulfil] the obligation to my family and the financiers.”
One of Scorsese’s remaining films is likely to be ‘Silence’ which tells the story of two New York Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution after arriving in Japan as missionaries.
Scorsese said earlier this week that seeing DiCaprio's passion for films made him reassess his own zest and gave him a new appreciation for the art.
"Working together reignited my enthusiasm for making pictures. There's always something more, there's always more to mine with him. He keeps going deeper and deeper," he told The Hollywood Reporter.