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Raging Bull screenwriter Mardik Martin dies aged 82

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Screenwriter Mardik Martin has died aged 82 (Picture: Getty Images)

Screenwriter Mardik Martin has died aged 82.

The film expertise, who’s finest identified for his work on motion pictures comparable to Raging Bull and Mean Streets, handed away on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

His dying was confirmed by fellow screenwriter Howard Rodman by way of Twitter as he paid tribute to his buddy.

No additional particulars surrounding Mardik’s dying have but been given.

Rodman remembered the star fondly, as he commented that no person will have the ability to exchange his expertise.

‘My friend and colleague Mardik Martin died this morning. You may know him for his writing in Mean Streets, Raging Bull, New York New York,’ Rodman stated.

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‘To say that Mardik was one of a kind is a wild understatement. No one – no one – will ever fill those shoes,’ he continued. ‘May he rest in well-earned peace.’

Mardik was initially born in Iran and raised in Iraq, earlier than shifting to the US to review economics at college.

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Mardik is finest identified for his work on movies comparable to Raging Bull and Mean Streets (Picture: WireImage)

It was at NYU that his ardour for movie started to develop and he later met legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese in 1961.

He started working with Scorsese on a few of his early movies, together with Who’s That Knocking At My Door?, earlier than teaming up with the filmmaker as soon as once more on Raging Bull.

Mardik later gained himself a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the 1980 film, primarily based on boxer Jake LaMotta’s memoir of the identical title.

It was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Robert De Niro, who had starred as LaMotta, gained Best Actor – Drama on the awards.

De Niro additionally picked up the Academy Award for Best Actor, after Raging Bull obtained eight Oscar nods.

Mardik’s final screenplay credit score was in 2014 for his work on The Cut, directed by Faith Akin.

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