Born December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra recorded more than 1,400 single hits with many of them ending up on the top ten chart. In 1953 he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the movie From Here to Eternity. Two years later he was nominated again, this time for Best Actor in a Film for The Man with the Golden Arm. In total he was awarded with three Oscars and two Golden Globe's. In 1985 President Ronald Reagan presented Sinatra with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest award a US civilian can receive and is given to a person who has made special contributions to society in their lifetime.
Billy Ray recently completed Captain Phillips, the Paul Greengrass-directed Somali pirate drama for Sony Pictures that stars Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener.
As for Scorsese, he is currently shooting The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jon Favreau, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin and Kyle Chandler.