Cathy Moriarty has credited Robert De Niro with helping her Hollywood career - she still employs the tips he gave her on the set of RAGING BULL 30 years ago.
Moriarty was an unknown 18 year old when Martin Scorsese cast her opposite De Niro in the boxing movie, which charts the life of ring king Jake LaMotta.
The teenager was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role, and went on to enjoy a successful film and TV career - and she's adamant De Niro's words of advice on set have helped her ever since.
She tells BlackBookMag.com, "I learned one thing from De Niro: He taught me to listen. Nobody says anything strictly from the script. It's improvised. It was the best piece of advice I have ever gotten in my life. It has helped me through the past thirty years."