Last Updated: 05 Oct, 2023 | Views: 489
Other Profession(s): Producer, Director
Famous For: Collaborations With Martin Scorsese
Born in 1943 in New York City, the legendary actor Robert De Niro grew up to be a great artist. His father was a poet, painter and sculptor named Robert De Niro Sr. On the other hand, his mother Virginia Admiral sold her artwork. They both managed a salon in Greenwich Village that was extremely popular with figures like intellectuals and artists. At a young age Robert was introverted and looked sickly. Although that didn’t stop him from playing the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz at just ten years old. This would be his first time on stage.
In 1968: "Greetings" was his debut movie in which he played the lead.
In 1963: The Wedding Party, a comedy directed by De Palma, featured De Niro.
In 1970: Then he appeared in the low-budget crime thriller Bloody Mama
In 1973: After that, he made a comeback on the big screen with "Bang the Drum. De Niro took part in Mean Streets, a crime movie, in the same year.
In 1974: In the crime saga “The Godfather Part II”, De Niro played a crucial part.
In 1984: At its Cannes premiere, his movie "Once Upon a Time in America" garnered a 15-minute standing ovation. His final film of 1984 was “Falling in Love”, a romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep.
In 1993: He also appeared in and directed the movie A Bronx Tale.
In 2002: De Niro reprised his role in ‘Analyze This’.
In 2006: The Good Shepherd, which starred Angelina Jolie, was directed by De Niro.
In 2012: De Niro acted in the movie Silver Linings Playbook.
In 2013: In the motion picture "Last Vegas," De Niro co-starred with Morgan Freeman.
In 2017: The Wizard of Lies, an HBO film, featured De Niro as Bernie Madoff.
Achievements and Awards:
The actor won an Oscar for “Raging Bull”.
Robert received the Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Award and Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2011.
When he was identified with prostate cancer in 2003, he experienced health issues.
He was known as "Bobby Milk" in his upbringing's ethnic neighborhood of "Little Italy" because of his pale complexion.