Martin Scorsese, Like Tom Cruise, Had His Religious Aspirations Crushed Early On Before Deciding To Pursue Hollywood.

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An iconic American director is Martin Scorsese. He has directed classic films like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, and The Departed, and is well known for his superb storytelling and cinematic artistry. Scorsese has had a significant influence on the cinema business and has received numerous prizes and accolades as a result. But few people are aware that Martin Scorsese was greatly influenced by the young, worldly priest Father John Principe. Not only did he introduce Scorsese and his friends to new music and movies, but he also gave them moral guidance while they were still young.

Martin Scorsese Tried Becoming A Priest But Failed

Martin Scorsese went in seminary school when he was a teenager in an effort to emulate Principe. His time, however, was brief as he was ejected after only one year due to his propensity for rough play and regular tardiness. Early on, Scorsese professed a desire to replicate the power of a priest, thinking that by becoming one himself, he would have a similar level of influence. But he eventually realized that a vocation goes beyond simple imitation; it stands for a sincere and heartfelt calling that much outweighs the impulse to act like someone else.

“I tried to what I was asked to leave after one-year. Preparatory was terrible, I was only 15 years old, I realized when I got in there this is a big commitment. No one said it’s not about yourself as this idea of how you give to other people what you can be to other people. I was too young, I didn’t understand.”

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Martin Scorsese even made a film called Silence that presents the persecution of two Jesuit priests who embark on a quest to find their mentor, unearthing intricate themes of belief, cultural collision, and ethical quandaries.

Even Tom Cruise Tried Becoming a Monk Once

During a candid interview with Playboy Magazine in 1993, Mimi Rogers, Tom Cruise’s inaugural spouse, openly shared insights into their union and Cruise’s aspiration to pursue a monastic life. Their matrimony spanned from 1976 to 1980.

“Tom was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. At least for that period of time, it looked as though the marriage wouldn’t fit into his overall spiritual need. And he thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument. My instrument needed tuning.”

There was talk that Cruise’s desire to adopt a monastic lifestyle contributed to their breakup. However, it is clear that the actor chose not to go down that road. Instead, he started dating and getting married to famous people like Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. Brendan Tighe, a former Scientologist, also claimed that many women tried out for the part of Tom Cruise’s girlfriend, with Scarlett Johansson allegedly being one of them.

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