Robert De Niro (born 17.8.1943) Robert De Niro is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time. He is best known for his roles in films such as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. De Niro is widely respected for his commitment to method acting, and once worked for three months as a taxi driver to prepare him for his role as Travis Bickle.
Childhood: Robert De Niro was born in New York. His mother, Virginia Admiral, was a painter and his father, also named Robert De Niro, was also a painter and sculptor. His heritage is Italian and Irish, on his father's side and English, German, French and Dutch on his mother's side. De Niro's parents divorced when he was two and he grew up in Little Italy, Manhattan.
After attending the Little Red School House, his mother sent him to the Fiorella H. La Guardia High School of Music and Art. Among his fellow pupils there was Al Pacino. He also attended the Stella Adler Conservatory and Lee Strasberg's Actor Studio.
Aged 16, De Niro toured in a production of Chekhov's play The Bear.
Acting Career: In 1963, De Niro appeared in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party. For the rest of the decade, de Niro mainly worked in off-Broadway theatre productions and a number of theatre workshops. The Wedding Party was not released until 1969, so his first official film appearance was in 1968's Greetings, another De Palma number.
In 1973, his role as a terminally ill baseball player in Bang the Drum Slowly earned him a great deal of public attention. Later that year, his long-term collaborative relationship with Martin Scorsese began when he starred alongside Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets. This relationship saw him starring in films such as Taxi Driver (in which he plays the film's main protagonist, Travis Bickle), New York, New York, Raging Bull (the biopic of troubled boxing legend Jake La Motta), The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear and Casino.
The next year, De Niro played the young Don Vito Corleone in the Godfather, Part II, a Francis Ford Coppola film. His performance earned him his second Oscar, for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1978, De Niro's appearance as Michael Vronsky in The Deer Hunter earned him another Oscar Nomination, this time for Best Actor.
In the 1980s, De Niro began to branch out into comedy roles. He had a small role in Terry Gilliam's Brazil as well as the popular action-comedy Midnight Run. De Niro went on to star alongside Billy Crystal in 1999's Analyze This and its sequel, Analyze That. A similar success was Meet the Parents, in 2000 and its follow-up Meet the Fockers, in 2004.
Interspersed with these comedic successes, De Niro also starred in a slew of more serious movies. Most notably, De Niro appeared opposite Robin Williams in Awakenings, playing a patient given new life by medication. 1993 saw De Niro star alongside Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio - then both relatively unknown - in This Boy's Life. In 1995, De Niro starred in Michael Mann's blockbuster, Heat.
In 2006, De Niro turned down a role in The Departed in order to work as director on The Good Shepherd. He co-starred in the film, along with Matt Damon, Joe Pesci and Angelina Jolie.
In 2008, De Niro was reunited with Al Pacino. Although the pair had starred in the same films before, this was the first time that they had ever shared screen-time together. Also starring the rapper 50 Cent, the film received a lukewarm reception from film critics.
Personal Life: De Niro has a son, Raphael, from his first wife, Diahnne Abbott. During the marriage, Robert also adopted Abbott's daughter Drena. He also has twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrick, from a relationship with Toukie Smith and a son Elliot. Elliot is the product of De Niro's second marriage, to Grace Hightower.
De Niro has been bestowed with Italian citizenship.
Robert De Niro is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has been a vocal advocate of Barack Obama.
The Hollywood Film Awards fire the starting pistol on awards season in the movie industry.
British star Carey Mulligan was among the winners at the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards for her central role as Maud in the new movie Suffragette, a laundry worker who joins the fight for the right for women to vote.
The 30 year old star, who gave birth to her first child with husband Marcus Mumford just a few months ago, won Best Actress at the 2015 edition of the gongs, which are the first major ceremony in a long run of black-tie events leading up to the Academy Awards on February 28th.
The Hollywood Film Awards winners are announced in advance and are not televised, but prominently features movies not on general release and are a reasonable indicator of what will be on offer during awards season.
Dick Kelly has never been able to unwind, he's a retired army general and even though he has a foul-mouth, he lives a rather subdued life - well, far more subdued than he's like. After being given a new lease of life, Dick convinces his grandson to take him away, what Jason doesn't realise is Dick is planning a wild weekend at Daytona beach. The only problem with this is Jason is one week away from getting married to his bosses daughter and is perhaps one of the most unlikely people to ever visit somewhere like Daytona Beach.
On the way Dick and Jason make a few new friends. Dick is desperate to sow his wild oats whilst all Jason can think about is getting the trip over and done with. Jason despondently remarks that most grandads would be happy with 'toffee and socks' - alas not Dick.
Dirty Grandpa was directed by Dan Mazer who produced many of Sacha Baron Cohen's movies including Bruno, Borat and The Dictator. Mazer is also set to direct upcoming movie The Flash starring Ezrz Miller.
Robert De Niro - 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood Film Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st November 2015
Hiddleston can recite whole scenes from ‘Heat’ and isn't afraid to do it in front of De Niro himself.
Any good Tom Hiddleston fan knows that the Avengers star likes to show off his impersonation skills, but on 'The Graham Norton Show' on Friday he really put his talents to the test, by impersonating Robert De Niro in front of the man himself.
Tom Hiddleston showed off his impersonation skills on ‘The Graham Norton Show’.
Hiddleston was appearing on Norton’s sofa along with De Niro and his The Intern co-star Anne Hathaway as well as Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first Thor movie. De Niro of course is one of the most imitated stars in all of Hollywood, something which, luckily for Hiddleston, the legendary actor doesn't mind.
The dream team of De Niro, Pacino, Pesci and Scorsese will team again for the biopic of mobster Frank Sheeran.
Robert De Niro has confirmed he’ll be reuniting with Martin Scorsese for mob film, I Heard You Paint Houses, which they plan to begin shooting next year. The duo first worked together on 1973 crime thriller Mean Streets and have since collaborated on classic such as Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull.
Robert De Niro says he will reunite with martin Scorsese for I Heard You Paint Houses.
Speaking to Digital Spy, while promoting his latest move, The Intern, De Niro said, "We are doing it... We should be doing it sometime next year. We’re slowly, slowly getting it in place.”
This is one of those warm, unchallenging comedies that's entertaining to watch even though something about it feels vaguely inane. Basically, nothing about it is even remotely realistic; people never actually do or say these kinds of things. But we kind of wish they did. And as writer-director Nancy Meyers makes a series of pointed observations about the value of age and experience, we can't help but wistfully smile and nod along.
It's set in a picturesque mix of old and new Brooklyn, where pensioner Ben (Robert De Niro) has run out of ways to make his life interesting after his wife of more than 40 years died. He's done the travelling, spent time with his grandson on the opposite side of the country, and now he's applying to be a senior intern at a wildly successful fashion website. He's assigned to work with founder and CEO Jules (Anne Hathaway), an overachiever who prefers to do everything herself while her equally astute husband (Anders Holm) stays home with their adorable daughter (JoJo Kushner). Jules is so busy that she barely notices that both her company and her marriage are slipping out of her grasp, but Ben is sharp as a tack, and gently helps her reset her priorities. Meanwhile, he also finds romance himself with the company's hot masseuse (Rene Russo).
Virtually everything in this movie feels comfortable and easy, with conflicts that aren't actually that difficult to manage and side characters who never steal the spotlight from the stars. The only dark shadow in the film appears when Ben discovers that Jules' husband is having an affair, and her reaction nicely sidesteps the usual way movies approach the issue. Otherwise, the film plays along nicely, never ruffling feathers while constantly pointing out how wise old people are, really. Thankfully, De Niro is so relaxed in the role that he avoids sentimentality, effortlessly mixing the comedy and drama. He sparks some engaging father-daughter-style chemistry with Hathaway, who nicely mixes Jules' tough drive with an underlying yearning to get her life back in balance.
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The animated sequel has come out on top of the US box office this weekend, easily beating ‘The Intern’.
Hotel Transylvania 2 has taken the top spot at the US box office this weekend, with an impressive $47.5 million opening. The animated sequel features the voice of Adam Sandler and gives the actor a welcome box office win after suffering flops with recent films, Pixels and Blended.
Hotel Transylvania 2 has topped the US box office.
The film has also set a new September box office record, beating the first Hotel Transylvania movie which took $42.5 million in 2012. It is also the biggest opening that studio Sony has enjoyed since 22 Jump Street’s $57 million opening in June 2014.
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The actress felt like she was in good hands, if a little starstruck, working with Robert De Niro.
Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway has moved effortlessly between genres throughout her career, from comedy to drama to musical. But most of her roles have been pretty intense, and she saw The Intern as a fresh change. "I don't always relate to my characters, but Jules I really did," she says. "It's hard to be a person making mistakes in the spotlight, and I related to her on that level. Until now I've made a lot of my movies from a place of insecurity and self-doubt. I got tired of that, so I decided to make one from a more positive place and to feel good about what I was doing and embrace the unknowns. It turns out you can make a movie without non-stop sleepless nights!"
Anne Hathaway stars opposite Robert De Niro in office comedy 'The Intern'
She was also challenged by the idea of working with Robert De Niro. "I was so scared, - it's Bob Freaking De Niro!" Hathaway laughs. "I mean, he's a legend! If anything I was lucky to have done The Devil Wears Prada with Meryl Streep, because in many ways I missed that experience because I never got over the 'God you're Meryl Streep'-ness."
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The Hollywood legend says there’s no downside in younger actors asking veterans for advice.
Of all the stars a young actor could want to get advice from, Robert De Niro is probably at the top of most people’s lists. With a film career spanning over 50 years, the Oscar winning actor has made more than 90 movies and has plenty of wisdom to impart on the younger generation.
Robert De Niro says he enjoys giving advice to the younger generation.
Speaking about what each generation can learn from the other, De Niro said, “Theres no downside in asking somebody who’s been around a lot longer than you, especially if they've done things that you've done, or in that area.”
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Robert De Niro walked out of an interview with ‘The Radio Times’.
Robert De Niro walked out of an interview with The Radio Times because he objected to the “negative inference” in journalist Emma Brockes’ questions. The actor was promoting his latest film, The Intern, when he left the interview early.
Robert De Niro at the Tribeca Film Festival, celebrating 25 years of Goodfellas in April 2015.
The Pope is the formidable nickname given to Frank Silva; a businessman who runs a multi-million dollar empire of gambling with his glamorous dockside casino. Luke Vaughn works as a card dealer at Pope's casino, and in a desperate bid to raise 300,000 dollars to pay for his sick daughter's medical treatment, he turns to his boss for help. Predictably, Pope is less than pleased about being asked for money and throws Vaughn out, but little does he know that there's another worker who'll stop at nothing to get a share of the riches. Cox convinces Vaughn to rob the place and they make off with 3 million dollars after a messy shoot-out. However, their plans go slightly wrong at the getaway stage, forcing them to take over a passing bus and holding the passengers hostage. Now, as well as The Pope's savage cohorts on their tail including the bloodthirsty Dog, they have a SWAT team led by no-nonsense female Officer Bajos after them and escape seems futile.
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Date of birth
17th August, 1943