FULL NAME: Robert Anthony De Niro, Jr.
BIRTHPLACE: New York City
BIRTH SIGN: Leo
FIRST MOVIE: Trois chambres à Manhattan (1965)
BEST MOVIE: The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Robert Anthony De Niro, Jr. is an American film, actor, and producer who possesses Italian and American citizenship. He has worked with many top directors like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Quentin Tarantino, but was his breakout role as a leading man in the 1980s classic, “Catch Me If You Can” starring with Al Pacino.
Robert De Niro has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the role of Al Pacino in “The Godfather,” and he also was nominated for an Oscar as Best Director for that film. Although he won’t win any Oscars, De Niro has won several prestigious movie awards, including the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director. He also has won several other popular film awards, including:
His performance as Al Pacino in “The Godfather” became one of the most iconic movie performances ever portrayed by an actor in that decade. It was also one of the most controversial movie roles of all time. De Niro was accused of making racist remarks towards African-American performers while portraying such a role in an Oscar-winning film.
“The Godfather” was a critical and box-office hit and became a top-grossing movie among its contemporaries. While it didn’t have any major hit success, it did manage to become one of the best-selling films in history, making De Niro one of the biggest films stars in history today.
In addition to winning several awards, “The Godfather” made one of the most memorable movie appearances of all-time, with Al Pacino playing a character who was very much at ease with himself and his surroundings. He spoke openly about the experiences and the racial discrimination that had forced him to hide his identity and his true self behind a mask.
As much as he did not like to discuss it in public, Robert De Niro is actually quite proud of what he did in “The Godfather.” He was pleased with the reaction he received from the film’s audiences and the critical acclaim. He also said that he did not know what would happen if he had not played Al Pacino in that movie, but he is happy he did because the success he received after that film has allowed him to make some of the more successful movies of all-time.
Best Movies of Robert De Niro:
- Raging Bull (1980)
- Goodfellas (1990)
- Taxi Driver (1976)
- The Godfather: Part II (1974)
- The Deer Hunter (1978)
- Casino (1995)
- The King Of Comedy (1982)
- The Untouchables (1987)
- Heat (1995)
- Cape Fear (1991)