Over the years, Martin Scorsese has earned a reputation as a consummate filmmaker, an obsessive perfectionist who lives and breathes cinema. In these two commercials the famed director moves to the front of the camera to make fun of his own manic perfectionism. In 2003 Scorsese was asked to play himself in a commercial for American Express (see above), which was one of the sponsors of the Tribeca Film Festival. In keeping with his reputation for fastidiousness, Scorsese demanded to see a resume and show reel from veteran commercial director Jim Jenkins before agreeing to the shoot. Its like Kobe Bryant asking for your basketball credentials, Jenkins told Stefano Hatfield at Advertising Age. What are you gonna say? I once directed Tonya Harding in a Fox Sports commercial?
wow, in the first one he buys FILM! how dated is that?! the second one is hilarious, I love the mom