The hilarious exchange encapsulates Catherine Scorsese's energy, known for being stern, witty, and an excellent cook. She started acting when her son cast her in his 1964 film, It’s Not Just You, Murray! and she last appeared in the 1995 film, Casino. She passed away in 1997 at age 84. Her most famous role is probably that of Mrs. De Vito, the mother of Joe Pesci’s character in the 1990 May 11, 2020 - Explore amrabdulghany's board "Catherine scorsese" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Catherine, Martin scorsese, Goodfellas. Catherine Scorsese, Actress: Goodfellas. Catherine Scorsese was an American actress of Italian descent, often typecast as the typical Italian mother in films. Her best known role was that of Mrs. DeVito in "Goodfellas" (1990). Scorcese was born under the name "Catherine Cappa" in 1912. She was a native of Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City, with both of her parents being Sicilian As a nod to that discussion, five years later in Casino, Catherine Scorsese, who played Pesci’s mother in GoodFellas, complains to her son in Casino about swearing too much. At the time it was made, GoodFellas held the record for the most amount of profanity in a single film. Scorsese’s parents were both heavily involved making the movie, in the the scene where the three main characters The first time Jill showed me Goodfellas (if any movie is her favorite movie, it’s Goodfellas ), I think my favorite scene was where the trio of Henry (Ray Liotta), Jimmy (Robert De Niro), and Tommy (Joe Pesci) stop at Tommy’s mother’s house to get a shovel to dig a hole for Billy Batts (Frank Vi (Casino had the biggest budget Scorsese had ever worked with up to that point.) De Niro’s wardrobe in this particular scene is so ridiculous that you barely even notice the county commissioner Catherine Scorsese had small roles in nine of Marty’s films, with her most memorable being that of Tommy DeVito’s mother in 1990’s Goodfellas. In Casino, Catherine had another memorable part, this time as Artie Piscano’s cursing-averse mother (“Take it easy. You’ll get a heart attack like that.”) Sadly, Catherine passed away in 1997.
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