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.


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


  • Preston B.
    19 hours

    Trump 2020. Four more years.

  • Scott E.
    a day

    Keep doing what you know how to do and stay out of politics.

  • Afsaneh K.
    a day

    The difference between Robert Redford and dinero is that Redford has class ! Love you Mr Redford and thank you for all you’ve done with your social messages and for maintaining your integrity and dignity

  • Bj J.
    a day

    I you italian Robert

  • Brenda N.
    2 days

    You’re right and I agree

  • Frank T.
    2 days

    Another one trying to screw my country

  • Christopher R.
    2 days

    When a animal wants to die they go on the road to commit suicide . When an actor want to commit celebrity suicide they come out and try to talk about politics something they know nothing about, like milano.

  • Robert B.
    2 days

    Just another hollywood hype person who contributes nothing, he’s life is made in make believe land.

  • James M.
    2 days

    Is he still living in the US? i thought he said he would leave if Trump became President.

  • Lorraine T.
    2 days

    Excellent actor

  • Deborah M.
    2 days

    Totally lost any liking for this fool!

  • Big-mo T.
    2 days

    Real actor real legend 👌🏽👏🏽👏🏽✊🏽

  • Chris D.
    3 days


  • Sandra B.
    3 days

    Fantastic actor I love him

  • David M.
    4 days

    Greatest of all time.

  • Jimmy T.
    4 days

    over paid gobshite! any ediot can do pretend life!

  • Lyn R.
    4 days

    Wrong side Robert. Blame the democrats for the demonstrations.

  • William J.
    4 days


  • Ilana C.
    4 days

    You are the best beautifull and great artist off the worrd!

  • Marilyn M.
    4 days

    He might have been a great actor at one time but he himself has never been able to have a longtime relationship and has fathered multiple children with different women....just goes to show he’s not as perfect as he thinks he is.....

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