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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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172 comments

  • Rebekah S.
    03/24/2020 06:38

    Trump 2020

  • Deborah D.
    02/03/2020 11:38

    Being a good actor means you’re dramatic and a good liar. He is a terribly self absorbed human being.

  • Grant S.
    01/19/2020 03:56

    Sad angry man, great Actor,.. loosing his mind on Trump,.. way off in left field ,.. typical Hollywood jerk

  • Grant S.
    01/19/2020 03:52

    Good actor not a good thinker,.. complete angry wack job politically,.. hard to believe,.. very sad,.. very disrespectful,.. kind of crazy actually..

  • Hser W.
    01/18/2020 05:20

    Just because you are offended that doesn’t mean you right

  • Ronald S.
    01/16/2020 14:09

    Sad with all the God given talent that Robert has yet no real compassion for others. His personality Exhales deep seated hate,rudeness, arrogance and seems a personal need to speak bad of anyone he disagrees with. A great actor that has made a very grave decision to allow his greatness to be destroyed by his need to show his Dark Side of Bias and Hate of OUR PRESIDENT Who just happens to be just the Opposite of what Robert Claimed him to be. Donald Trump is by far not a perfect man - But he has by far proven to be the “BEST PRESIDENT” We/America have had since Regan. Do a simple fact check. Over All he alone has brought America to be in every category in the best shape we have ever been.Facts do not lie.So anyone that disputes this is Delusional.

  • Suad J.
    01/03/2020 23:00

    GREAT ACTORS GOOD AMERICAN God bless you MAN Love you 😘

  • Knox P.
    01/01/2020 02:48

    Frick this pedophile. I did not forget what happened to him in France. Have you?

  • Luigi S.
    12/29/2019 16:19

    Mr. de Nieo, your are a great actors🇮🇹

  • Daniel G.
    12/25/2019 20:33

    I feel like punching him in the face

  • Daniel G.
    12/25/2019 20:31

    Robert dinero is a anti-American cry baby piece of shit

  • Jim C.
    12/23/2019 16:00

    Should be put in jail for opening his big mouth against the Best President in his lifetime.......too many shots to the head.....🖕🏼

  • Troy S.
    12/21/2019 05:16

    I could give 2 shits what you think we should think just because your famous. If I told him he needs to think this way or that he would go huh? FU. Just do they job your paid to do Act that all you are an actor nothing more.

  • David J.
    12/20/2019 03:53

    Washed up hasbeen!!

  • Jimmy M.
    12/19/2019 16:47

    You are an ass whole

  • Dave D.
    12/19/2019 14:40

    Just another actor

  • Beck S.
    12/19/2019 05:04

    I wouldn't go watch his movies if they paid me. Your all ignorant

  • Jim C.
    12/17/2019 15:52

    Low life......money can’t buy you brains......

  • Keith C.
    12/17/2019 14:47

    He should stick to acting.

  • Ernest E.
    12/15/2019 23:48

    Screw this moron!!!!!!!