Quote: "I'm very curious and interested to go and see and meet everybody who was in it. Marty (Scorsese) and Jodie (Foster) and Paul Schrader; it'll be interesting." Robert De Niro is excited for the Taxi Driver cast reunion, which will take place at a special 40th anniversary screening of the cult classic at his Tribeca Film Festival in New York on 21 April (16).
Fact: Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro is set to be feted at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards. The Casino star will be recognised as a "tireless advocate" for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and presented with the Excellence in Media Award at a ceremony in New York on 14 May (16). The actor has long been a vocal supporter of marriage equality and previously produced a documentary about his artist father, also called Robert, who was openly gay.
Quote: "He's a great kisser, oh yeah. The best I've ever had! He's great, he was awesome. He was so cool and was just down to do whatever... He was not scared and not shy." Actress Aubrey Plaza enjoyed locking lips with veteran movie icon Robert De Niro in new comedy Dirty Grandpa.
Fact: Robert De Niro is to be honoured with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards. The 72-year-old Oscar winner will become the latest recipient of the award at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 1 November (15). Past recipients include Glenn Close, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Keaton and the late Robin Williams.
Quote: "I send emails and stuff like that... (but) I still am (a flip phone fan). I have an iPhone, but... it's just simpler in some ways (with a flip phone)." Veteran actor Robert De Niro is not the biggest fan of modern technology.
Fact: Robert De Niro has taken to wearing a hat in public to hide his partially-shaved head after adopting the new look to portray incarcerated conman Bernie Madoff. The Raging Bull star will play the convicted fraudster in Wizard of Lies and he has allowed stylists to shave the top of his scalp so he resembles the disgraced financier, who is serving a 150-year prison term for stealing billions of dollars from clients like John Malkovich, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Michelle Pfeiffer is taking on the role of Madoff's wife, Ruth.
Quote: "He was being sarcastic and I don't understand sarcasm in email form and I told the world that he liked The Bachelor. That was such a bad thing to do!" Actress Anne Hathaway confesses she is responsible for spreading a false rumour suggesting her The Intern co-star Robert De Niro enjoys watching the dating reality show.
Fact: The cast of mobster classic GOODFELLAS reunited at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Saturday (25Apr15) to mark the film's 25th anniversary. Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, and Debi Mazar attended a screening and panel discussion with U.S. talk show host Jon Stewart. Director Martin Scorsese recorded a video message and Joe Pesci wrote an email to be read out in his absence.
Quote: "Hopefully it will be her, yes. I think that she's paid her dues. There are going to be no surprises, and she has earned the right to be president and the head of the country at this point. It's that simple. And she's a woman, which is very important because her take on things may be what we need right now." Veteran actor Robert De Niro has thrown his full support behind former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, should she decide to run for President in 2016.
Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake have been tapped to appear on the upcoming star-studded 40th anniversary special for U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. The live Tv event will air in America on 15 February (15).
Fact: A trailer for director Martin Scorsese's short film starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro has debuted online. The clip shows DiCaprio and De Niro playing two actors who have arrived at a hotel to discover they are competing for the same role in Scorsese's next movie.
Quote: "I can't let it go. As long as I can afford to keep it, I will keep it." Actor Robert De Niro plans to keep his late father's New York art studio exactly the way it was when Robert De Niro, Sr. died for as long as possible.
Fact: Sir Elton John raised $5.1 million (£3.2 million) for charity from his 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday (02Mar14). The Rocket Man singer and his partner David Furnish were joined by the likes of Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Lady GaGa, Ozzy Osbourne and Taylor Swift for the big Hollywood bash, which also featured a silent auction.
Fact: Grudge Match co-stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone made a surprise appearance on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (14Dec13) when they took part in a parody of the story of the Three Wise Men with host John Goodman.
Fact: Actor Robert De Niro made a surprise appearance in a bizarre pre-taped skit on U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon's show on Thursday (12Dec13). In the sketch, the Raging Bull star ran into the comedian in front of a New York building and then proceeded to walk around the revolving door several times before leaving, proclaiming, "The door is f**king broke."
Fact: Robert De Niro, Ed Burns and Julianne Moore will be the first celebrities to take a tour through the new 4 World Trade Center building in New York City for a wine tasting event on Thursday (21Nov13). Proceeds from the bash will go to food donation organisation City Harvest. The original building was severely damaged and eventually demolished after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The new complex opened last week (13Nov13).
Fact: Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline and Robert De Niro showed off their culinary skills while promoting their new movie Last Vegas on Friday (01Nov13) by taking part in a cooking segment on U.S. breakfast show Today. The Oscar winners helped to make a baked pumpkin recipe and a beef tenderloin dish.
Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Williams, Cher, Robert De Niro, and Ian Somerhalder were among the celebrities who got swept up in a Sharknado storm to spoof the popular Tv disaster movie for a special Halloween (31Oct13) skit. The pre-taped segment for U.S. morning show Live! with Kelly and Michael featured Sharknado star Ian Ziering trying to help the Hollywood stars fend off killer sharks just like the movie, but no one survived the attack from the skies.
Fact: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and their Last Vegas castmates are to launch their new Sin City-based comedy by accepting the key to the gambling mecca. The two stars and their castmates Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman and Mary Steenburgen will join director Jon Turteltaub for a handover ceremony at the Bellagio hotel on Friday (18Oct13) - two weeks before the film hits cinemas in the U.S.
Quote: "What am I gonna do? Play golf?" Robert De Niro has no plans to retire from acting.
Fact: Canadian rockers Arcade Fire proved they were game for a laugh during an appearance on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (28Sep13) by taking part in a sketch called New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?. The segment featured guest host and former Snl regular Tina Fey as she tried to distinguish between singer Regine Chassagne and comedienne Noel Wells, musician Richard Parry and funnyman Kyle Mooney, and frontman Win Butler and programme newcomer Mike O'Brien, who both had to put on their best Robert De Niro impressions.
Fact: Robert De Niro's wife Grace Hightower plans to launch her own coffee brand, Coffees of Rwanda, by handing out free brews from a truck touring around Manhattan, New York next weekend (27-29Sep13).
Fact: Hollywood legend Robert De Niro threw a star-studded party in New York City for his wife Grace Hightower's 58th birthday earlier this month (Apr13). The Casino star invited Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, Hugh Jackman and his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and Big Apple Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the Vip bash at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Perry Street restaurant.
Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is campaigning hard to land Robert De Niro a Best Supporting Actor Oscar on Sunday (24Feb13) - he has taken out a full page in the Los Angeles Times reminding voters the movie great hasn't won an Academy Award in 32 years. The actor is up for the big prize for his role in Silver Linings Playbook and Weinstein is keen to give De Niro one final push as Academy members wrap up their voting on Tuesday (19Feb13).
Fact: Robert De Niro will become the latest movie star to plant his hand and footprints in cement outside Hollywood tourist attraction the Chinese Theatre on Monday (04Feb13).
Quote: "I have a small repertoire... Very small, very small." Robert De Niro has a short comedy act he likes to show his friends.
Fact: Robert De Niro is to be honoured at the Los Angeles-Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival on the eve of the Oscars next month (Feb13). De Niro, who earned his first Oscar nomination in more than 20 years for his work in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook last week (10Jan13), will be feted after a special screening of Sergio Leone's 1984 movie classic Once Upon a Time in America, which featured the actor.
Quote: "I'd like to be playing young leading men, to be honest, but these days it's fathers. And soon it will be grandfathers. If I'm lucky, it will be greatgrandfathers." Robert De Niro on getting old in Hollywood.
Quote: "Mr. Robert De Niro. My god. A legend and also a dear man... I did a movie with him called Marvin's Room a long time ago, but he was a producer. I didn't really know him and he was intimidating to me. But things change." Actress Diane Keaton was once terrified of Robert De Niro, who plays her ex-husband in new comedy The Big Wedding.
Fact: Actor Robert De Niro is now $9.5 million (£5.9 million) richer after selling off his New York City townhouse. The Godfather star, who purchased the West Village home 30 years ago, originally put the pad on the market last year (11) for a whopping $14 million (£8.75 million).
Fact: Hollywood's most famous movie boxers, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are reportedly in talks to strap on their gloves again to play ageing fighters in a new comedy called Grudge Match. De Niro portrayed Jake LaMotta in cult classic Raging Bull, while Stallone played Rocky Balboa in the Rocky films.
Fact: Director Travis Fine's Any Day Now and documentary Burn were the two winners of the Heineken Audience Awards for Best Film at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Saturday (28Apr12).
Tweet: "It's great being a new parent. I have older kids and younger kids but as any parent will tell you, it's an experience." Robert De Niro is thrilled to be a dad for the sixth time - he welcomed baby girl Helen Grace in December (11).
Fact: Actor Robert De Niro is to play disgraced investor Bernie Madoff in new TV movie Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family. The HBO programme will detail Madoff's highly publicised scandal and Ponzi scheme, which is considered to be the largest financial fraud in in U.S. history.
Fact: Actor Robert De Niro surprised his longtime friend and beloved U.S. TV host Regis Philbin with a bouquet of red roses during his morning show Live With Regis and Kelly on Monday (07Nov11). The Goodfellas star was not lined up for an interview but stopped by the studio to wish the 80 year old a fond farewell ahead of his final show on 18 November (11).
Quote: "Unfortunately, he does crap movies nowadays. He's a great actor but I don't know why. I don't know what he's doing." Dame Helen Mirren would love to work with Robert De Niro - but only in a decent film.
Fact: Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Billy Crystal and James Gandolfini and rapper Jay Z were among the fans cheering on the New York Jets in their American football season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday (11Sep11). The stars were all seen sporting special New York Police Department caps in honour of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Big Apple. The extra support appeared to give the Jets a boost - they came back from behind to win the game 27-24.
Fact: Actor Robert De Niro is set to host TV special 9/11 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks next month (Sep11). The two hour film, which will be broadcast on U.S. network CBS, will feature interviews and follow the Raging Bull star as he visits the Word Trade Center memorial site.
Quote: "I sat through Taxi Driver and went, 'That's me. I'm Travis.' I didn't feel like a murderous psychopath, but I did feel, at times, psychopathic." Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David identified with Robert De Niro's disturbed Taxi Driver character Travis Bickle.
Quote: "We do text each other... He works more than anybody I know and he was in New Orleans and I wrote him: 'You're an animal, you're a monster!' And then he wrote back and he was like, 'I Am An Animal!' - all caps." Bradley Cooper on his friendship with Robert De Niro.
Quote: "Whenever I have a big dramatic scene, I always think, 'What are they going to do with this on Saturday Night Live?'" Hollywood icon Robert De Niro draws unlikely inspiration from the hit U.S. comedy show whenever he's making movies.
Fact: Rapper/actor 50 Cent is re-teaming with Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro in tough new cop drama, Freelancers. The In Da Club hitmaker, who plays a rogue cop in the upcoming film, previously worked with the Raging Bull legend on 2008's Righteous Kill.
Quote: "Nothing against Southern California, but I like seasons and it's just another energy out there, as everybody always says. And actors from New York always joke that when they get out there they get lost on the freeways, which I did. I found myself near Malibu when I was supposed to be in Hollywood off of Sunset..." Movie veteran Robert De Niro has never had the desire to leave his native New York and move west.
Fact: Artwork by Robert De Niro's late father, ROBERT DE NIRO, SR., is among the pieces which have been donated to the Tribeca Film Festival's Artists Awards Program. The festival organisation, co-founded by the actor, will hand out the works to each of the winning filmmakers at the upcoming event, which will kick off on 20 April (11).
Quote: "These movies, all of them, are like my children, except that my children are more expensive and you can't remake them in 3D to push up the grosses." Robert De Niro jokes about his films as he accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday (16Jan11).
Quote: "I'm sorry more members of the foreign press aren't with us tonight but many of them were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters and Javier Bardem." Robert De Niro jokes around as he accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globes on Sunday night (16Jan11).
Quote: "I like the whole feel of it - the rhythm, the sound, everything. The lyrics, I don't really hear... I just like the song. I read somewhere that it's very popular." Robert De Niro is a big fan of JAY-Z's new New York anthem EMPIRE STATE OF MIND, in which he's namechecked.
Quote: "I'd have to put Sean Penn way up high. He's excellent. His work is tops. Also Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale. And any list would have to include Leonardo DiCaprio." Hollywood legend Robert De Niro picks out today's most promising actors with the talent to follow in his footsteps.
Quote: "Amy Adams is terrific. I saw her in The Fighter, she's terrific." Hollywood legend Robert De Niro is a big fan of the Oscar nominee.
Quote: "I saw that film with my wife in L.A. and after it was over we snuck (sic) out to go down the alleys and I just started crying and she said, 'Why are you crying? The ending, was it emotional?' And I said, 'No, it's just the work is extraordinary.'" Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman was driven to tears by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's 1980 boxing epic Raging Bull.
Quote: "Actually they came up to me for Raging Bull at one point. The guy, Jake LaMotta, came up to me. I said, 'You can't be serious.'" Dustin Hoffman jokes about being offered the iconic boxing role which earned his Meet The Fockers co-star Robert De Niro the Best Actor Oscar in 1980.
Quote: "It was called The Irishman, but it's really based on the book called I Heard You Paint Houses." Robert De Niro confirms his forthcoming Martin Scorsese movie project will now be known as I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES.
Quote: "I totally got blank in my mind, lost all of my lines, stuttered, I freaked out and broke out into a sweat. And then Robert sat me down. He said, 'You're going to be fine, it's totally cool.' And then I did it and it was awesome." Jessica Alba was a bundle of nerves when she filmed a scene with Robert De Niro for upcoming action film MACHETE. Cinemagoers will have to wait for the film's DVD release to see the pair's clip as it won't feature in the finished movie.
Quote: "The weirdest one was De Niro came up to me, we were in (Washington) D.C. doing the Kennedy Center Honors and he's like, 'Hey, hey, hey, you're the guy, the happy guy!' I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah, you call me whatever you want, but I'm glad you're paying attention.'" GLEE star Matthew Morrison was honoured just to be recognised by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro.
Quote: "A couple of critics suggested it was maybe time for me to retire. I'm still a kid, always a kid." Robert De Niro has no plans to quit making films.
Quote: "The film kept me up at night and I couldn't stop thinking about it. One night I woke up at about four in the morning with the song fully formed." Sir Paul McCartney dreamed up (I Want to) Come Home, the acclaimed track he contributed to Robert De Niro movie EVERYBODY'S FINE.
Quote: "For the first 20 years or so of our careers, Marty and I made movie after movie together; for the last 10 we've been presenting each other with awards. We're like an old married couple; we built a life together, we have great memories, we just don't sleep together anymore." Robert De Niro pays tribute to Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Martin Scorsese.
Fact: Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Mickey Rourke will join Robert De Niro and Leonardo Dicaprio as guest presenters at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards next month (Jan10). The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 17 January (10).
Quote: "I don't mind giving advice. I've had more experience just by virtue of being alive longer." Movie veteran Robert De Niro is happy to share his wise words with rising stars.
Quote: "I think it's important to have had at least a few years of obscurity, where people treat you like everybody else." Robert De Niro is grateful for the years he spent as a struggling actor.
Quote: "We had a house there... but I never really lived in it much. I like to visit L.A., but I wouldn't want to live there." Robert De Niro is a New Yorker for life.
Quote: "That might work for Bobby, but it doesn't work for me. I put on a hat and a pair of glasses and I look like Quentin Tarantino wearing a hat and a pair of glasses." QUENTIN TARANTINO wasn't impressed with Robert De Niro's advice on going outside in disguise to avoid fans and the paparazzi.
Quote: "Sometimes peanut butter. Even peanut butter and jelly." Robert De Niro admits his guilty pleasures.
Fact: Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey were among a host of Hollywood stars who flew into South Africa on Thursday (02Apr09) to celebrate the opening of the exclusive The One & Only resort in Cape Town. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey laid on a lavish feast for the A-List guests.
Fact: Robert De Niro got his own back on U.S comedian Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (02Mar09) when he imitated America's new late-night chat show king. De Niro was Fallon's first guest as the new host of Late Night and the pair traded impersonations of each other. Fellow guest Justin Timberlake also showed off his mimicry skills by poking fun at John Mayer.
Fact: Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival will celebrate Woody Allen's return to making movies in New York by opening on 22 April (09) with WHATEVER WORKS, his first movie shot in his hometown since 2004.
Quote: "Listen, it isn't that I don't want to do the parts like LaMotta. It's just that they don't come along. And you don't just wait. You keep going." Robert De Niro won't be holding out for more roles like his Oscar-winning turn as JAKE LaMOTTA in Raging Bull.
Quote: "KYLIE is an absolute powerhouse when she performs and I hear she acts as well." Hollywood star Robert De Niro is impressed by Australian pop star Kylie Minogue after watching her set at Thursday's (20Nov08) launch of the exclusive Atlantis Palms Hotel on the man-made Palm Jumeirah Island in the United Arab Emirates.
Fact: Hollywood heavyweights Russell Crowe, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert De Niro have been tapped by ex-journalist HOWARD BLUM to co-star in forthcoming crime movie AMERICAN LIGHTING. Blum's film documents the terrorist bombing of the Los Angeles Times' building that left 21 people dead in 1910.
Quote: "Generally, the demographic entertained by the art form is more youth-driven. I'm sure they're aware of it." Rapper/actor 50 Cent wonders if his RIGHTEOUS KILL co-stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are hip-hop fans.
Quote: "I was first on the project. So it was me." Robert De Niro didn't have any trouble deciding who would be first on the bill for new movie RIGHTEOUS KILL.
Quote: "He do got style to him (sic). He'd be able to do it even though he's got a little age on him... I'd call him Bobby Rhythm." 50 Cent feels sure his RIGHTEOUS KILL co-star Robert De Niro would make a good rapper.
Quote: "I was mad respectful. I would fetch them whatever they needed, like coffee. I'm Latin, so I respect my elders." John Leguizamo on working with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino on the set of RIGHTEOUS KILL.
Quote: "I do not consider myself some sort of acting legend, just an actor doing his best with the material that is there at the time." Actor Robert De Niro has a humble view of himself.
Quote: "He's been with more fine black women than Robert De Niro." BET Awards host D.L. HUGHLEY introducing R+B star NE-YO at Tuesday night's (24Jun08) prizegiving in Los Angeles.
Quote: "I don't think I am glamorous enough for Hollywood." Movie star Robert De Niro doesn't get caught up in the typical glitzy Hollywood lifestyle.
Fact: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon and Sean Combs are among the famous New Yorkers revealing their favourite Big Apple hotspots in ads to boost tourism in the city. The city's Just Ask a Local campaign has invested $5 million (GBP2.5million) in the celebrity-inspired advertisements, which offering insider tips from Hollywood's biggest names.
Quote: "We had a period where Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro and I sort of were interchangeable. We're all the same person." Al Pacino reveals how he and his two actor pals dominated the movie scene in the 1970s.
Quote: "I make a good cup of coffee." Robert De Niro admits he's no great cook, despite co-owning restaurants throughout the U.S.
Quote: "We went to the firing range together a couple of times. He was a much better shot than I thought he would be. I was impressed." Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent admired Robert De Niro's shooting skills during preparation for the pair's upcoming movie RIGHTEOUS KILL.
Fact: Robert De Niro celebrated his 64th birthday twice on Friday (17Aug07) - first in Melbourne, Australia before he flew over the international dateline to Hawaii.
Fact: Actor Chazz Palminteri's play A BRONX TALE will open on Broadway in New York for a limited 18-week run beginning in October (07). Palminteri also starred in Robert De Niro's 1993 movie version of the production.
Fact: Sean Penn and Bruce Willis have added their weight to Robert De Niro's new movie WHAT JUST HAPPENED? De Niro plays a desperate moviemaker coming to terms with his broken marriage and failing career.
Quote: "I am not a very advanced knitter. The only things I can make are scarves. I made scarves for all my leading men, for Tom and Bob and Denzel. I am pretty good at them now." Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro and Denzel Washington are proud owners of exclusive Dakota Fanning knitwear.
Quote: Over Christmas... there was some movie called FALLING IN LOVE that Robert De Niro and I made and my daughters were saying, 'So what happens? Does he leave the wife?' But I really couldn't remember." Meryl Streep struggles to remember the plots of some of her movies.
Quote: "I went to see SANTA CLAUS once; I went home and my apartment had burned down, so that was my Christmas gift that year!" Robert De Niro on his worst Christmas.
Quote: "I think that's the greatest actor-director film collaboration in history, so to even mention me in the same breath is sacrilegious." Leonardo Dicaprio brushes off suggestions he is director Martin Scorsese's new Robert De Niro. DiCaprio and Scorsese have made three films together to date.
Quote: "How could I turn that down? Just think of that, the world's greatest actor - and Robert De Niro - in the same scene." British funnyman Ricky Gervais quips about being offered a part in De Niro's new movie STARDUST.
Fact: Russian boxing champion NICOLAI VALUEV has landed a role in Layer Cake movie-maker Matthew Vaughn's new film after the director spotted his picture in a newspaper. The 7 feet 2 inches (2.2 metre) tall 'Beast from the East' will star alongside Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sienna Miller in STARDUST.
Fact: <p>Actor Robert De Niro met with the president of the Dominican Republic on Friday (06JAN06) ahead of shooting scenes for new CIA movie THE GOOD SHEPHERD in the presidential palace. Several more of the country's historic venues will be used for scenes that are supposed to take place in Africa. </p>
Fact: <p>Oscar winner Al Pacino received the 20th annual American Cinematheque Award on Friday (21OCT05) in Los Angeles, with several of his fellow actors paying tribute to him. Among those singing his praises were Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Ed Harris, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis, who presented the award. </p>
Quote: <p>"He kept picking me up and taking me to cafes and, at the time, Robert De Niro didn't talk very much - he wasn't a very good lunch partner. I was pretty bored." Jodie Foster remembers working with De Niro on Taxi Driver when she was 12. </p>