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The Life of Robert De Niro

"You talkin' to me?!" This is the story of acting legend Robert De Niro. 🎥

Meet one of Hollywood's All-Time Greats

He is a son of Italian immigrants who conquered Hollywood. He has played the role of mobsters, a boxer, a taxi driver, he is firmly opposed to Donald Trump, this is Robert De Niro. Robert De Niro was born in 1943 in New York to an Italian-Irish immigrant family and grew up in the Little Italy neighborhood. When he was only 2 years old, his parents got divorced and his father came out as a homosexual. As a child, he was nicknamed "Bobby Milk" because of how thin and pale he was. At 16, he left high school to devote himself to theatre and trained according to the Actor's Studio method, which involves experiencing emotions rather than performing them. At 20, he was spotted by Brian de Palma who gave him his first cinematic role in "The Wedding Party”. Shot in 1963, the movie was only released 6 years later.

In 1973, he acted for the first time under the direction of Martin Scorsese in "Mean Streets”. It was in this movie that he played a mobster for the first time. A role he will play in several other films, such as "The Godfather Part II" or "Goodfellas". In 1976, he was a taxi driver for a month to prepare for the role that made him famous: Travis Bickle in "Taxi Driver". That same year, he married actress Diahnne Abbott and adopted her eldest daughter. Together, they also had a son. He then had 4 other children with 2 other women. At 36, he gained 60 pounds to play the boxer Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull" and was awarded an Oscar for this role.

At 50, he directed his first movie: "A Bronx Tale”. In 2000, he started to shift towards comedy with "Meet the Parents”. In 2002, he founded the Tribeca Film Festival. At 67, he served as President of the Jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The jury he presided awarded the Palme d'Or to Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life". At 73, he received the Medal of Freedom, the highest American civilian award, from Barack Obama. Fiercely opposed to Donald Trump, he attacked him at the start of the 2016 presidential campaign. In January 2019, he revealed a personal reason for his opposition to Donald Trump. At 76, Robert De Niro met up with Martin Scorsese for a 9th collaboration: "The Irishman", produced by Netflix, where he performed alongside Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino.

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11/27/2019 11:19 AMupdated: 12/04/2019 8:19 PM
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184 comments

  • James D.
    an hour

    Scumbag Milk

  • Rick D.
    3 hours

    DemoCraps for Venezuela

  • Jack L.
    6 hours

    He is an ignorant jerk!

  • Dennis Y.
    20 hours

    Scumbag

  • Jaime A.
    21 hours

    Great actor 👍🏻👏🏻!!!

  • Robert A.
    a day

    T2020

  • Palo M.
    a day

    No one care about Robbie being a B rated script reader

  • Lisa P.
    a day

    Trump 2020

  • Lisa P.
    a day

    Robert dinero is a complete idiot and everyone knows it you're an idiot Robert dinero and AA your a habitual liar

  • Nancy J.
    a day

    WTH, what in the world he is talking about?! Stay away from hateful politics or he loses to himself for good!

  • Joseph L.
    a day

    POS

  • Thomas H.
    a day

    I like his movies but keep your political views to urself, you’ve become such a ugly person And have no to little respect for you when you open your trashy mouth about our president

  • Thomas D.
    2 days

    Moron

  • Dale M.
    2 days

    I use to like him. But I just think he is a big crybaby. Like all of or maybe not all democrats. Just 99.99 percent.

  • Bob N.
    2 days

    Who cares.

  • Robert T.
    2 days

    Stay out of politics Robert

  • Brian B.
    2 days

    Straight up punk always has been!!

  • Valerie V.
    3 days

    Loss respect for him after trash talking about our President....

  • Bahram N.
    3 days

    I need to speak up. Robert you shut up 🤐. Okay.

  • Mark D.
    4 days

    used to like him ,arnie n few others