Martin Scorsese learned Italian from his parents.
As the director of The Irishman explained in an interview with The Washington Post, he had no choice but to learn the language. However, this didn’t necessarily work in his favor.
“I had a real block about speaking Italian because my family forced it on me,” Martin told the outlet.
“I don’t really speak any language fluently, including English. The proof of that is in my films,” he said.