Robert De Niro

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Robert De Niro

Date of Birth 17 August 1943
Place of Birth New York City, NY
Education Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art
Occupation Actor
Partner Grace Hightower
Parents Robert De Niro, Sr.
Virginia Admiral
Children Elliot
Julian Henry
Aaron Kendrick

Robert Mario "Bob" De Niro, Jr. (17 August 1943) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor, director and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors of his time.


De Niro is noted for his method acting and portrayals of conflicted, troubled characters - as well as gangsters - and for his enduring collaboration with director Martin Scorsese. He is best-known for his roles as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II; cabbie Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver; boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull; mobster James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke in Goodfellas; casino owner Sam Rothstein in Casino; Al Capone in The Untouchables; revenge seeking ex-con Max Cady in Cape Fear; Noodles in Once Upon a Time in America; Michael Vronsky in The Deer Hunter and more recently as Jack Byrnes in Meet the Parents. He also appeared with Ricky Gervais in the 2007 film, Stardust.


De Niro appeared as himself in the sixth episode of the second series of Extras written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Andy Millman was meant to have a meeting with De Niro and his agent, Darren Lamb however, Andy decided to go to the hospital to visit the sick kid with Maggie instead. Darren was able to bond with De Niro by showing him a pen with a woman in a bathing costume on it. When the pen was turned upside down, her clothes came off. De Niro was intrigued by this and even agreed to go for a pint with Darren, Andy, and Maggie.


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