There’s no question that Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time, and at 75, you’d hope that his twilight years would be full of much-deserved happiness and satisfaction. Sadly, however, it looks like that might not be the case. According to sources, Scorsese is under the impression that he’s required to eat all of his meals off his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he does so every single day.

Poor guy. Really breaks your heart to hear he’s living like this.

Ever since Scorsese was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in 2003, the Hollywood icon has been venturing over to his star three times a day and eating every last bite of his meals there, solely because he thinks that this is a requirement for all honorees. When he goes out to restaurants with family and friends, he sits dejectedly with only a glass of water while everyone else eats, afterwards taking a meal in a to-go bag and wandering miles across the city by foot so that he can eat his food hunched over his hard concrete star, as he believes it is his duty to do. It is a truly pitiful sight to behold.

Recently, in a particularly gut-wrenching scene, the acclaimed filmmaker was spotted sitting down at his star with a Tupperware container full of homemade spaghetti and a huge smile on his face. However, just after he’d scraped the spaghetti out onto his star and was getting ready to dig in, a distracted tourist accidentally stepped squarely in his supper, ruining his food and turning his big smile into a whimpering frown. Even more devastating, with no other food on hand, he elected to go ahead and eat his smushed pasta, holding back tears while paparazzi and passersby crowded around to gawk at his misfortune.

Wow. You really hate to hear about this happening to such a legend.

While it’s unclear how, exactly, Scorsese got the idea that he was supposed to eat all his meals on the Walk of Fame, the misunderstanding has virtually taken over his entire life, as trekking out to the star three times a day makes things like travel and spending time with loved ones all but impossible. Even if it’s pouring rain outside, the Goodfellas director feels he has to either amble over to his star and eat his food soaked from head-to-toe or simply go without eating for the day.

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What a truly devastating story. Hopefully some day someone will tell Martin Scorsese that he doesn’t need to put every single piece of food that goes into his body on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star before eating it. Until then, you can’t help but feel a little heartbroken for the guy.