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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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2053 comments

  • Agie M.
    16 hours

    Idiot

  • Jolynn O.
    18 hours

    He is one of the greatest, love all his movies, I don't really care that he doesn't like Trump, I still love him

  • Sue M.
    18 hours

    Love Bobby D the actor but really have a hard time with his politics . He never tells us why ? You would think this actor who has been able to hold our attention for hours would be able to pull us in for 30 seconds when explaining his feeling and hate towards our current president. I’m not sure why he gets so lost and starts name calling. This great actor is a communicator but is lost in explaining why he dislikes / hates our president. He has managed to loose half his base in the last quarter of his life . There’s something more here I’m waiting to see how this pans out.I think his acting days are over.Im wondering what his plan is is in redistributing his wealth. Im hoping it stays in the arts and out of politics. I often wonder why the celebrities never clean up their cities .

  • Sal S.
    20 hours

    Great actor! His political views mean nothing to me Just entertain me that’s it!

  • Becky C.
    21 hours

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Raeez R.
    a day

    Great human. Great actor. Great man!

  • JL S.
    a day

    I love this man . Working for this man would be an honor such that I would do it for free

  • Robert M.
    a day

    Total puppet clown

  • Nitsa C.
    a day

    Σπουδαίος άνθρωπος και ηθοποιός !!!!! Τον λατρεύω !!!! Να είναι καλά !!!!

  • Ljubica M.
    a day

    You are a disappointment n💔 if it’s true that you are involved in sex trafficking

  • Robin C.
    a day

    💖

  • Christopher W.
    a day

    Believes he is the characters he portrays..delusional!..he acts the same in every role.

  • Lydia S.
    2 days

    POS!!!!

  • Jeanne P.
    2 days

    I could care less it people say you are s as great actor. They need to really hear what you say about trump. I don’t care who you like or don’t like but you are an abrasive man who likes you go on and on about people especially trump that you can’t stand. You probably won’t even read this but I have the right to voice my view. I congratulate you are your acting success but feel it’s how you discuss trump where you go overboard...

  • Jeanne P.
    2 days

    I could care less about him or the movies he did make.i am concerned about how openly verbal and nasty he is about how he feels about Donald trump.you need to get what you say verified because all you are doing is screaming and yelling and going crazy about this man. You may think you ar Ed popular but those that can’t stand you I wish they could say it on live tv. You really are a true bully. I think it would be best for you to shut your mouth. There were are n many things I don’t like and many democrats who are ruining out country and do the worst thing to America. I would really like to meet them face to face and try to talk!!!it is almost like these people are not even wanting to listen to other people. That’d what bully’s do. You scream, yell and set a bad example to your favorite democrats. Just wanted to let you know how you come across to other people.you are not better than anyone else!!

  • Anita L.
    2 days

    Great man

  • Marcais O.
    2 days

    DT gets up the noses of liberals quicker than a line of cocaine

  • Marian M.
    2 days

    The best MAN în the world!!!!

  • Maria T.
    2 days

    Pos

  • Елена Х.
    2 days

    👍👍👍🥰🥰🥰🌹🌹🌹