Hollywood Stars Pay Tribute to Martin Scorsese

Posted Wednesday October 12, 2011 11:37 AM GMT

Paying tribute to the directing legend, Harper's Bazaar channeled some of Hollywood's top talent for a November issue feature in honor of Martin Scorsese.

Set to hit newsstands on October 25th, the piece finds Scorsese work with the magazine to recast some of his most memorable scenes, featuring stars including Christina Hendricks, Kate Bosworth, Emily Blunt, Michael Pitt, Sir Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz and Keanu Reeves.

With videos available below, the lineup of recreated classics is as follows:

Keanu Reeves and Chloe Moretz recreate an iconic scene from Taxi Driver, with Moretz channeling Jodie Foster in her classic, controversial role.

Emily Blunt is the star of Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt and Sir Ben Kingsley are Goodfellas.

Christina Hendricks and Jack Huston are recast in a scene from The Gangs of New York.

On top of this, Harper's tapped Jodie Foster, Tom Cruise, Sir Ben Kingsley, Winona Ryder, Sharon Stone, Miss Moretz, and more to tell their own tales about one of the world’s greatest storytellers - with excerpts from a few of the praiseful comments found below:

Jodie Foster: “When we were shooting Taxi Driver, I think Marty was really uncomfortable with the fact that I was so young. The memory I have is of him and Robert De Niro trying to tell me how to unzip [De Niro’s] pants. And Marty keeps bursting out laughing. He can’t get a word out, and he tries to act serious, you know? He keeps smoothing down his face on both sides, but he just keeps laughing. And then De Niro decides he’s going to take over because he can do it.”

Chloe Moretz: "There's an aura about him. He knows how to get that thing that makes it a Scorsese film; it's completely unspoken. But I haven't seen Taxi Driver yet. My mom won't let me watch it."

Tom Cruise: "I met Marty a few years before I worked with him, in '82 in L.A. Then I was shooting Top Gun and he offered me The Color of Money to do with [Paul] Newman. When we started working together, Marty would just giggle. And it was wonderful because sometimes in the more violent scenes, like when I got pissed and was going down the stairs and throwing down the briefcase, you could just hear him giggle."

"At night, I'd go down to Marty's parents' room and have a family dinner. His mom Catherine's lemon chicken, the pasta—incredible. Even after we stopped filming, I'd go over to his parents' house and have Italian food any time I'd want. I'd call ahead, and they'd make my favorite dishes, and I'd stay with them for a night."

Photo Credit: Jason Schmidt for Harper's Bazaar

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