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Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Robert De Niro Jr.

August 17, 1943

New York City, New York

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Robert De Niro (pronounced /dəˈnɪəroʊ/; born August 17, 1943) is an American method actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

 

His critically acclaimed, longtime collaboration with Martin Scorsese began with 1973's Mean Streets, and earned De Niro an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his roles in Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991). In addition, he received nominations for his acting in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978) and Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990). Also in 1990, his portrayal as Jimmy Conway in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination.[1]

 

He has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000).

 

De Niro directed A Bronx Tale (1993) and The Good Shepherd (2006). He has received accolades for his esteemed career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

 

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Background Information

 

Born August 17, 1943

New York City, New York, U.S.

Residence TriBeCa, Lower Manhattan

 

Nationality American

Citizenship United States and Italy

 

Education High School of Music Art

Alma mater Stella Adler Studio of Acting

 

Occupation Actor, director and producer

Years active 1959–present

 

Home town Manhattan, New York

Spouse Diahnne Abbott (m. 1976–1988)

 

 

Grace Hightower (m. 1997)

 

Children 6 (including Drena De Niro)

Parents Robert De Niro, Sr.

Virginia Admiral

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Early life

 

Robert De Niro was born in Greenwich Village,[2] New York City, New York, the son of Virginia Holton Admiral, a painter and poet, and Robert De Niro, Sr., an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor.[3] His father was of Italian and Irish descent, and his mother was of English, German, French, and Dutch ancestry.[4][5] His Italian great-grandparents, Giovanni De Niro and Angelina Mercurio, emigrated from Ferrazzano, in the province of Campobasso, Molise, and his paternal grandmother, Helen O'Reilly, was the granddaughter of Edward O'Reilly, an immigrant from Ireland.

 

De Niro's parents, who had met at the painting classes of Hans Hofmann in Provincetown (Cape Cod), Massachusetts, divorced when he was three years old. De Niro was raised by his mother in the Little Italy neighborhood of Manhattan, and in Greenwich Village. His father lived within walking distance and Robert spent much time with him as he was growing up.[6] De Niro attended PS 41, a public elementary school in Manhattan, through the sixth grade, and then went to the private Elisabeth Irwin High School, the upper school of the Little Red School House, for the seventh and eighth grades.[7] He was accepted at the High School of Music and Art for the ninth grade, but only attended for a short time, transferring instead to a public junior high school.[8] He began high school at the private McBurney School,[9] attended the private Rhodes Preparatory School,[10] but never graduated.[11] Nicknamed "Bobby Milk" for his pallor, the youthful De Niro hung out with a group of street kids in Little Italy, some of whom have remained lifelong friends of his.[12] But the direction of his future had already been determined by his stage debut at age ten, playing the Cowardly Lion in his school's production of The Wizard of Oz.[13][2] Along with finding relief from shyness through performing, De Niro was also entranced by the movies, and he dropped out of high school at age sixteen to pursue acting.[12] De Niro studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory, as well as Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio.[11]

 

Career

 

Acting

 

De Niro's first movie role, in collaboration with Brian De Palma, was in 1963, at the age of 20, when he appeared opposite his friend Jill Clayburgh in The Wedding Party; however, the film was not released until 1969. He then played in Roger Corman's 1970 Bloody Mama, which starred Shelly Winters as Ma Barker. He gained popular attention with his role as a dying Major League Baseball player in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973).[2] That same year, he began his collaboration with Martin Scorsese, when he played the smalltime crook Johnny Boy, alongside Harvey Keitel's Charlie, in Mean Streets (1973).[2]

 

In 1974, De Niro had a pivotal role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II, playing the young Vito Corleone - the director having remembered his previous auditions for the roles of Sonny Corleone, Michael Corleone, Carlo Rizzi and Paulie Gatto, in The Godfather. His performance earned him his first Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actor,[2] although Coppola accepted the award, as De Niro was not present at the Oscar ceremony. He became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking mainly a foreign language, in this case, multiple Sicilian dialects[2] (although he delivered a few lines in English). De Niro and Marlon Brando, who played the older Vito Corleone in the first film, are the only actors to have won Oscars portraying the same fictional character. Brando and De Niro came together onscreen for the only time in The Score (2001).

 

After working with Scorsese in Mean Streets, he had a successful working relationship with the director in films such as Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Casino (1995). They also acted together in Guilty by Suspicion and provided their voices for the animated feature Shark Tale.

 

Taxi Driver was particularly important to De Niro's career: his iconic performance as Travis Bickle shot him to stardom and forever linked De Niro's name with Bickle's famous "You talkin' to me?" monologue, which De Niro largely improvised.[14]

 

In 1976, De Niro appeared, along with G้rard Depardieu and Donald Sutherland, in Bernardo Bertolucci's epic biographical exploration of life in Italy before World War II, Novecento (1900), seen through the eyes of two Italian childhood friends at the opposite sides of society's hierarchy. In 1978, De Niro played Michael Vronsky in the acclaimed Vietnam War film The Deer Hunter, for which he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

 

Fearing he had become typecast in mob roles, De Niro began expanding into occasional comedic roles in the mid-1980s and has had much success there as well, with such films as Brazil (1985), the hit action-comedy Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999), opposite actor/comedian Billy Crystal, Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004), both opposite Ben Stiller.

 

Other films include Falling in Love (1984), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Mission (1986), Angel Heart (1987), The Untouchables (1987), Goodfellas (1990), Awakenings (1990), Heat (1995), The Fan (1996), Sleepers (1996), Wag the Dog (1997), Jackie Brown and Ronin (1998). In 1997, he re-teamed with Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta along with Sylvester Stallone in the crime drama Cop Land. De Niro played a supporting role, taking a back seat to Stallone, Keitel, and Liotta.

 

In 1993, he also starred in This Boy's Life, featuring then-rising child actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Around this time, he was offered the role of Mitch Leary in In the Line of Fire, opposite Clint Eastwood. However, due to scheduling conflicts with A Bronx Tale, he turned the role down in favor of John Malkovich, who, himself, received an Academy Award nomination for the role. De Niro would later reference In the Line of Fire, along with Dirty Harry and Magnum Force, two more of Eastwood's films, in Righteous Kill.

 

In 2004, De Niro provided the voice of Don Lino, the antagonist in the animated film Shark Tale, opposite Will Smith. He also reprised his role as Jack Byrnes in Meet the Fockers, and was featured in Stardust. All of the films were successful at the box office, but they received mixed reviews. When promoting Shark Tale, De Niro said that was his first experience with voice acting, which he commented, was an enjoyable time.

 

De Niro had to turn down a role in The Departed (Martin Sheen taking the role instead) due to commitments with preparing The Good Shepherd. He said, "I wanted to. I wish I could've been able to, but I was preparing The Good Shepherd so much that I couldn't take the time to. I was trying to figure a way to do it while I was preparing. It just didn't seem possible."[16]

 

In 2006, De Niro costarred with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in The Good Shepherd (which he also directed). The movie also reunited him onscreen with Joe Pesci, with whom De Niro had starred in Raging Bull, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, Once Upon a Time in America and Casino.

 

De Niro announced that he would appear in Martin Campbell's film version of the classic BBC crime series Edge of Darkness in 2010, alongside Mel Gibson; however, just after he arrived to begin shooting, De Niro walked from the set due to creative differences.[17] He was then replaced by Ray Winstone.[18][19] He appeared as Senator John McLaughlin in the action film Machete, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. De Niro starred in the thriller Stone (2010), along with Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich. The sequel to Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004), Little Fockers, starring De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand, was released on December 22, 2010.

 

In 2011, De Niro appeared in the action film Killer Elite with Jason Statham and Clive Owen, in the film adaptation of the novel The Dark Fields, Limitless, with Bradley Cooper, directed by Neil Burger, and in New Year's Eve, the romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall.[20][21][22]

 

Thirty-four years after Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900, De Niro stars in one of three episodes of the film Manuale d'amore 3, with Monica Bellucci, directed by Italian director Giovanni Veronesi.[23][24]

 

In January 2011, CBS picked up De Niro's crime pilot, Rookies.[25] In 2011, he was the President of the Jury for the 64th Cannes Film Festival.[26]

 

In 2012, he will star in the movies Freelancers, Red Lights and in Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.

 

Film director

 

In 1993, De Niro made his directorial debut with A Bronx Tale. The film, written by Chazz Palminteri, was about Palminteri's turbulent childhood in the Bronx. De Niro agreed to direct the film after seeing Palminteri's one-man off-Broadway play. De Niro also played Lorenzo, the bus driver who struggles to keep his son away from local mobster Sonny, played by Palminteri.

 

De Niro did not direct another film until 2006's The Good Shepherd, which starred Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. The Good Shepherd depicts the origins of the CIA, with Damon portraying one of the top counter-intelligence agents during World War II and the Cold War. De Niro has a small role as General Bill Sullivan, who recruits Damon's character into the world of counter-intelligence.

 

Restaurants

 

His capital ventures have included: cofounding the film studio TriBeCa Productions; the popular Tribeca Film Festival; Nobu and TriBeCa Grill, which he co-owns with a developer Paul Wallace and Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane,[27] The Greenwich Hotel,[28] located in Tribeca, and the restaurant inside the hotel, Locanda Verde, formally known as Ago, which is run by executive chef and co-owner, Andrew Carmellini.[29]

 

According to the July 2010 issue of Gourmet magazine, De Niro is in negotiations with an internationally renowned chef, Natalia Jibladze, to launch a yet unnamed restaurant in Manhattan under his Tribeca trademark. He was in Malaysia recently, and while having lunch with the Malaysian Prime Minister's wife, was asked to open a Malay restaurant in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.[30]

 

Other work

 

In June 2006, it was announced that De Niro had donated his film archive — including scripts, costumes, and props — to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. On April 27, 2009, it was announced that the De Niro collection at the Ransom Center was open to researchers and the public. De Niro has said that he is working with Martin Scorsese on a new project. "I'm trying to actually work... [screenwriter] Eric Roth and myself and Marty are working on a script now, trying to get it done."[16]

 

Acting style

 

Praised for his commitment to roles, stemming from his background in method acting, De Niro gained 60 pounds (27 kg) and learned how to box for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull;[2] ground his teeth for Cape Fear; lived in Sicily for The Godfather Part II; worked as a cab driver for a few weeks for Taxi Driver;[31] and learned to play the saxophone for New York, New York. He again put on weight for his performance as Al Capone in The Untouchables (1987).[32]

 

De Niro's brand of method acting includes employing whatever extreme tactic he feels is necessary to elicit the best performance from those with whom he is working. During the filming of The King of Comedy, for example, he directed a slew of anti-Semitic epithets at co-star Jerry Lewis in order to enhance and authenticate the anger demonstrated by his onscreen character. According to People magazine, the technique was successful. Lewis recalled, "I forgot the cameras were there... I was going for Bobby's throat."[33]

 

Personal life

 

Family

 

De Niro and his first wife Diahnne Abbott have a son, Raphael, a former actor who works in New York real estate.[34] De Niro also adopted Abbott's daughter from a previous relationship, Drena.

 

De Niro has twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrik, conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995, from a long-term live-in relationship with former model Toukie Smith.[35]

 

In 1997, De Niro married his second wife, actress Grace Hightower, at their Marbletown home.[36] Their son Elliot was born in 1998 and the couple split in 1999. The divorce was never finalized and in 2004 they renewed their vows.[36] In December 2011, Hightower and De Niro welcomed a daughter, Helen Grace, born via surrogate.[37][38]

 

In addition to his six children De Niro has three grandchildren - one from his eldest daughter Drena and two from his son Raphael.[39] [40] [41]

 

Properties

 

De Niro, who lives in New York City, has been investing in the TriBeCa neighborhood in lower Manhattan since 1989. He also has residences on the east and west sides of Manhattan and an estate in Marbletown in upstate New York.

 

Legal issues

 

In February 1998, during a film shoot in France, he was taken in for questioning by French police for nine hours and was then questioned by a magistrate over a prostitution ring. De Niro denied any involvement, saying that he had never paid for sex, "and even if I had, it wouldn't have been a crime."[42] The magistrate wanted to speak to him after his name was mentioned by one of the call girls. In an interview with the French newspaper, Le Monde, he said, "I will never return to France. I will advise my friends against going to France," and he would "send your Legion of Honor back to the ambassador, as soon as possible." French judicial sources say the actor is regarded as a potential witness, not a suspect.

 

Prostate cancerIn 2003, it was announced that De Niro had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, although he went on to make a full recovery.[43]

 

Italian citizenship

 

De Niro was due to be granted Italian citizenship at the Venice Film Festival in September 2004. However, the Sons of Italy lodged a protest with Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, claiming De Niro had damaged the image of Italians and Italian Americans by frequently portraying them in criminal roles. Culture Minister Giuliano Urbani dismissed the objections, and the ceremony was rescheduled to go forward in Rome in October. Controversy flared again when De Niro failed to show for two media appearances in Italy that month, which De Niro blamed on "serious communication problems" that weren't "handled properly" on his end, stating, "The last thing I would want to do is offend anyone. I love Italy." The citizenship was conferred on De Niro on October 21, 2006, during the finale of the Rome Film Festival. De Niro is registered in the electoral district of Molise, the Italian homeland of his great-grandparents.

 

Activism

 

Politics

 

De Niro is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and vocally supported Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election. De Niro publicly supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. In 1998, he lobbied Congress against impeaching President Bill Clinton.[44]

 

While promoting his movie The Good Shepherd with co-star Matt Damon on the December 8, 2006 episode of Hardball with Chris Matthews at George Mason University, De Niro was asked whom he would like to see as President of the United States. De Niro responded, "Well, I think of two people: Hillary Clinton and Obama."

 

On February 4, 2008, De Niro supported Obama at a rally at the Izod Center in New Jersey before Super Tuesday.[45]

 

9/11 attacksDe Niro also hosted 9/11, a documentary about the September 11, 2001 attacks, shown on CBS and centering on video footage made by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, that focused on the role of firefighters following the attacks.

 

Filmography

 

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1965

Three Rooms in Manhattan

Client at the diner

Uncredited

1968

Greetings

Jon Rubin

 

1969

Sam's Song

Sam

 

1969

The Wedding Party

Cecil

 

1970

Bloody Mama

Lloyd Barker

 

Hi, Mom!

Jon Rubin

 

1971

Jennifer on My Mind

Mardigian, Cab driver

 

Born to Win

Officer Danny

 

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Mario Trantino

 

1973

Bang the Drum Slowly

Bruce Pearson

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

Mean Streets

John 'Johnny Boy' Civello

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Sant Jordi Awards — win

1974

The Godfather Part II

Vito Corleone

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer

1976

Taxi Driver

Travis Bickle

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Fotogramas de Plata
Sant Jordi Awards — win

1900

Alfredo Berlinghieri

Sant Jordi Awards — win

The Last Tycoon

Monroe Stahr

Sant Jordi Awards — win

1977

New York, New York

Jimmy Doyle

Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Sant Jordi Awards — win

1978

The Deer Hunter

Michael Vronsky

Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — American Movie Awards

1980

Raging Bull

Jake LaMotta

Academy Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1981

True Confessions

Monsignor Desmond "Des" Spellacy

 

1983

The King of Comedy

Rupert Pupkin

Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1984

Once Upon a Time in America

David "Noodles" Aaronson

Sant Jordi Awards - Win

Falling in Love

Frank Raftis

Sant Jordi Awards - win

1985

Brazil

Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle

 

1986

The Mission

Rodrigo Mendoza

 

1987

Angel Heart

Louis Cypher

Nominated — Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor

The Untouchables

Al Capone

 

1988

Midnight Run

Jack Walsh

Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1989

Jacknife

Joseph 'Jacknife' Megessey

 

We're No Angels

Ned

 

1990

Stanley & Iris

Stanley Everett Cox

 

Goodfellas

James "Jimmy" Conway

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Awakenings

Leonard Lowe

National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor

1991

Guilty by Suspicion

David Merrill

 

Backdraft

Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale

 

Cape Fear

Maximilian "Max" Cady

Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — MTV Movie Awards Best Villain And Best Male Performance
Nominated – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1992

Night and the City

Harry Fabian

 

Mistress

Evan M. Wright

 

1993

A Bronx Tale

Lorenzo Anello

also Director

Mad Dog and Glory

Wayne 'Mad Dog' Dobie

 

This Boy's Life

Dwight Hansen

 

1994

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

The Creature

Nominated — Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor

1995

One Hundred and One Nights

Le mari de la star-fantasme en croisi่re

 

Casino

Sam 'Ace' Rothstein

 

Heat

Neil McCauley

 

1996

The Fan

Gilbert "Gil" Renard

Nominated — MTV Movie Awards Best Villain

Sleepers

Father Bobby

 

Marvin's Room

Dr. Wally

Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1997

Cop Land

Lt. Moe Tilden

 

Jackie Brown

Louis Gara

 

Wag the Dog

Conrad Brean

 

1998

Great Expectations

Arthur Lustig

 

Ronin

Sam

 

The Newton Boys

Narrator

 

1999

Analyze This

Paul Vitti

Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
Nominated — American Comedy Awards

Flawless

Walter Koontz

 

2000

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Fearless Leader

 

Men of Honor

Chief Leslie William 'Billy' Sunday

Nominated — Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor

Meet the Parents

Jack Tiberius Byrnes

Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — American Comedy Awards
Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
Nominated — MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Shared

2001

15 Minutes

Det. Eddie Flemming

 

The Score

Nick Wells

 

2002

Showtime

Det. Mitch Preston

 

City by the Sea

Vincent Anthony LaMarca

 

Analyze That

Paul Vitti

 

2004

Godsend

Dr. Richard Wells

 

Shark Tale

Don Lino

Voice

Meet the Fockers

Jack Tiberius Byrnes

 

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Archbishop of Lima

 

2005

Hide and Seek

David Callaway

 

2006

Arthur and the Invisibles

The King

Voice (Eng. version)

The Good Shepherd

General Bill Sullivan

also director

2007

Stardust

Captain Shakespeare

 

2008

Righteous Kill

Det. Thomas "Turk" Cowan

 

What Just Happened

Ben

 

2009

Everybody's Fine

Frank

Hollywood Film Festival Best Actor

2010

Machete

Senator McLaughlin

 

Stone

Jack Mabry

 

Little Fockers

Jack Tiberius Byrnes

 

2011

Manuale d'amore 3

Adrian

 

Killer Elite

Hunter

 

Limitless

Carl Van Loon

 

New Year's Eve

Harry

 

2012

Being Flynn

Jonathan Flynn

 

Red Lights

Simon Silver

 

Freelancers

Sarcone

 

 

Awards and nominations

 

For more details on this topic, see List of Robert De Niro awards.

 

Academy Award

 

Won: Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather Part II (1974)

Nominated: Best Actor, Taxi Driver (1976)

Nominated: Best Actor, The Deer Hunter (1978)

Won: Best Actor, Raging Bull (1980)

Nominated: Best Actor, Awakenings (1990)

Nominated: Best Actor, Cape Fear (1991)

 

BAFTA Award

 

Nominated: Best Newcomer, The Godfather Part II (1976)

Nominated: Best Actor, Taxi Driver (1977)

Nominated: Best Actor, The Deer Hunter (1979)

Nominated: Best Actor, Raging Bull (1982)

Nominated: Best Actor, The King of Comedy (1984)

Nominated: Best Actor, Goodfellas (1990)

 

 

Sources

 

Baxter, John (2002). De Niro: A Biography. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780002571968.

Dougan, Andy (2003). Untouchable: a biography of Robert De Niro. Da Capo Press. ISBN 1560254696.

 

 

References

 

1.^ BAFTA Film Awards: 1990

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