Martin Scorsese nearly stopped making films after working with Harvey Weinstein

He won’t fuhgeddaboudit.

Famed director Martin Scorsese, 80, recently revealed that he almost stopped making films after working with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, 71, on 2002’s “Gangs of New York.”

“I realized that I couldn’t work if I had to make films that way ever again,” Scorsese told GQ in a profile published last week.

“If that was the only way that I was able to be allowed to make films, then I’d have to stop,” he said. “Because the results weren’t satisfying. It was at times extremely difficult, and I wouldn’t survive it. I’d be dead. And so I decided it was over, really.”

Scorsese explained that he and Weinstein, who was sentenced to 39 years in prison in New York and California for rape and sexual assault convictions, often sparred over the length and budget of “Gangs of New York.”

“I realized that I couldn’t work if I had to make films that way ever again,” Scorsese told GQ in a recent profile.
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The two allegedly clashed over the film’s length and budget.
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In 2004, Scorsese found himself directing “The Aviator” — Weinstein’s production company, Miramax, was a distributor.

“And I was against that; there was a meeting, and I was forced into that position,” Scorsese told GQ. “I’d already been, uh, made pregnant, as they said. And there’s no way you’re getting out of it.”

He continued, “But the shoot went well, the editing went well until the last couple of weeks of editing. And they came in and did some things that I felt were extremely mean.” 

GQ reported that Miramax and Warner Bros. ended up cutting off funding for the film, leaving Scorsese to finish it with $500,000 out of his own pocket.

The “Taxi Driver” director once again decided he was done making films.

But, of course, that didn’t turn out to be true.

Scorsese said he found himself in a similar position with Miramax two years later, in 2004, with “The Aviator.”
“Gangs of New York” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis.

He directed 2006’s “The Departed” with Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in “The Aviator.”

Scorsese continued to have quite a successful career — 2019’s “The Irishman” was nominated for 10 Oscars.

The Post reached out to Weinstein’s lawyers for comment.

Weinstein is serving time in prison for rape and sexual assault convictions.
Scorsese recently directed “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

This isn’t the first report of trouble on the set of “Gangs of New York.”

According to The Independent, Weinstein didn’t like the gang’s name of the “Dead Rabbits,” and when his assistant brought it up during a meeting, Scorsese reportedly threw a desk.

“When the meeting started, the first thing out of his mouth was that Harvey doesn’t like the name, Dead Rabbits,” producer Michael Hausman told the outlet in December. “Marty went over and threw a desk upside down — with a PA’s computer on — and ran out of the room. We didn’t see him for the rest of the day.”

The outlet reported that publicly, the two said they had a “terrific working relationship.”

Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York for rape and sexual assault against two women.

In February, a Los Angeles judge sentenced him to an additional 16 years in prison after being convicted on three charges of rape and sexual assault.