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      Robert De Niro

      Robert De Niro

      Highest Rated: 100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 4% The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

      Birthday: Aug 17, 1943

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      One of the most accomplished and respected actors of the 20th century and beyond, Oscar winner Robert De Niro was an intense and formidable presence in a string of acclaimed films directed by Martin Scorsese, including "Raging Bull" (1980) and "Goodfellas" (1990), as well as such features as "The Godfather Part II" (1974), "1900" (1976), "Heat" (1995), "Meet the Parents" (2000) and "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012). Born Robert Anthony De Niro, Jr., on August 17, 1943 in New York's Manhattan borough, he was the son of artists Robert De Niro, Sr., and Virginia Admiral, who divorced when their son was two years of age. He developed an interest in performing through visits to local movie houses with his father, and soon began acting in school productions while also receiving his earliest training at Maria Picator's Dramatic Workshop, where his mother worked as a typist and copyeditor. De Niro briefly attended the High School of Music and Art but left in the ninth grade, citing a high level of competition and his own shyness. But after a cross-country trip to visit relatives in 1960, the 16-year-old De Niro decided to leave high school altogether and enroll at the Stella Adler Conservatory. After additional training with Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio, he began auditioning for film roles. Though he would make his screen acting debut in Brian De Palma's low-budget comedy "The Wedding Party," the film would not be released until 1969, so his uncredited turn the French comedy "Three Rooms in Manhattan" (1965) would mark his actual film debut. Three years later, he reunited with De Palma for the bawdy freeform comedy "Greetings" (1968), which earned a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. He bounced between arthouse and drive-in fare for his next few projects, teaming again with De Palma for "Hi, Mom!" (1970), a comedy about amateur pornographers, and playing a drug-addicted Depression Era gangster in Roger Corman's "Bloody Mama" (1970) before earning critical praise as a terminally ill baseball player in "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973). That same year, he also starred as a dangerously off-kilter hood in "Mean Streets" (1973), which marked the beginning of his long and celebrated collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. The film would serve as a launching pad for a remarkable string of projects in the 1970s, beginning in 1974 with "The Godfather Part II," which earned him an Oscar for his performance - entirely in Sicilian - as the young Vito Corleone. Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" (1976), which brought a second Oscar nomination for his turn as a psychotic who believed himself to be a criminal avenger, and Bernardo Bertolucci's "1900" (1976) soon followed, as did his thinly veiled portrait of studio head Irving Thalberg in Elia Kazan's "The Last Tycoon" (1976) and a third Oscar nod for Michael Cimino's harrowing Vietnam War drama "The Deer Hunter" (1979). After teaming with Scorsese for the period drama "New York, New York" (1977), the duo reunited again for "Raging Bull" (1980), a elegiac portrait of boxer Jake LaMotta; De Niro, who gained 60 pounds to portray LaMotta in his twilight years, earned a second Oscar for his intensely committed and rigorously physical performance. The dawn of the 1980s saw De Niro working with some of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the world, including the scabrous "King of Comedy" (1982) with Scorsese, the epic gangster film "Once Upon a Time in America" for Sergio Leone, the fantasy "Brazil" (1984) for Terry Gilliam, and the sweeping period drama "The Mission" (1985) for Roland Joffe. He then reunited with De Palma to play a malevolent Al Capone in the director's big-screen take of "The Untouchables" (1987) before dipping into mainstream waters as a foul-mouthed skip tracer in Martin Brest's popular action-comedy "Midnight Run" (1988). In the '90s, De Niro settled into a breathless schedule of acting roles in both studio and arthouse features. The most notable of these was his turn as an Irish mobster in an Italian crime family in Scorsese's celebrated "Goodfellas" (1990), as well as back-to-back Oscar nominations for Penny Marshall's "Awakenings" (1991), which cast him as a comatose patient revived by Dr. Oliver Sacks' experimental therapy, and Scorsese's remake of "Cape Fear" (1992), with De Niro as a feral criminal pursuing lawyer Nick Nolte's family. Between these efforts were collaborations with Martin Ritt and Jane Fonda in "Stanley & Iris" (1990), Ron Howard on the firefighter drama "Backdraft" (1991), Bill Murray in John McNaughton's "Mad Dog and Glory" (1993), and Kenneth Branagh, who cast him as the Monster in "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1994). De Niro also found time during this period to make his directorial debut with "A Bronx Tale" (1993), a sentimental period piece based on co-star Chazz Palminteri's nostalgic one-man show, and a reunion with Scorsese and frequent co-star Joe Pesci for "Casino" (1995), a story of organized crime in Las Vegas. He would cap the decade with several high-quality projects, including a supporting turn for Quentin Tarantino in "Jackie Brown" (1997) and a lead in two superlative caper films, John Frankenheimer's "Ronin" (1998) and Michael Mann's "Heat" (1995). But with the turn of the new millennium, De Niro's screen output appeared to take a decidedly downward turn. Critics and fans of his early work were dismayed to see appear in lackluster comedies like "Showtime" (2002) with Eddie Murphy and wan thrillers like "Godsend" (2004) and "Righteous Kill" (2008) with Al Pacino, and bemoaned the broad comedy "Meet the Parents" (2000), which cast him as a spymaster and strict father determined to undermine new son-in-law Ben Stiller, and its sequels "Meet the Fockers" (2004) and "Little Fockers" (2010). In truth, De Niro's prodigious output during this period also included a number of well-received and popular films, including the thriller "City by the Sea" (2002) and a second directorial effort with the espionage drama "The Good Shepherd" (2006), as a producer, oversaw the "Fockers" films, "About a Boy" (2002) and "Rent" (2005) through his TriBeCa Productions. But the sheer number of forgettable films in his c.v. during the 2000s undermined - at least in the eyes of some fans and reviewers - his more celebrated titles. For this demographic, De Niro rebounded with solid character turns in three films for David O. Russell: the quirky "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012), which earned him a fifth Oscar nomination, his '70s New York drama "American Hustle" (2013) and the rags-to-riches comedy "Joy" (2015). After a spate of largely unremarkable features, De Niro capped 2019 with major roles in two high-profile features: the Cannes hit "Joker" (2019), with Joaquin Phoenix as the DC villain and De Niro as a merciless talk show host, and "The Irishman" (2019), a reunion with Scorsese, Pacino and Pesci based on the real-life story of Frank Sheeran, who was allegedly responsible for the disappearance of labor chief Jimmy Hoffa.

      Highest rated movies

      Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse poster
      Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
      Brazil poster
      Brazil
      A Bronx Tale poster
      A Bronx Tale
      Goodfellas poster
      Goodfellas
      Taxi Driver poster
      Taxi Driver
      The Godfather, Part II poster
      The Godfather, Part II
      Mean Streets poster
      Mean Streets
      The Irishman poster
      The Irishman

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet About My Father Salvo (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Killers of the Flower Moon William Hale (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 37% Savage Salvation Sheriff Church (Character) - 2022
      33% 62% Amsterdam Unknown (Character) $14.9M 2022
      No Score Yet 100% The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered The Archbishop of Lima (Character) - 2022
      32% 29% The Comeback Trail Max Barber (Character) - 2020
      29% 85% The War With Grandpa Ed (Character) $21.3M 2020
      95% 86% The Irishman Frank Sheeran (Character),
      Producer
      - 2019
      68% 88% Joker Murray Franklin (Character) $335.4M 2019
      No Score Yet 11% I Am Durán Unknown (Character) - 2018
      73% 63% The Wizard of Lies Bernie Madoff (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2017
      24% 28% The Comedian Jackie Burke (Character) $1.7M 2016
      44% 52% Hands of Stone Ray Arcel (Character) $4.7M 2016
      10% 44% Dirty Grandpa Dick Kelly (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 100% Ellis Narrator - 2015
      60% 57% Joy Rudy (Character) $56.4M 2015
      29% 41% Heist The Pope (Character) $47.2K 2015
      59% 73% The Intern Ben (Character) $75.6M 2015
      No Score Yet 46% Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. Self - 2014
      11% 22% The Bag Man Dragna (Character) $48.8K 2014
      No Score Yet 81% Trespassing Bergman Unknown (Character) - 2013
      30% 46% Grudge Match Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Character) $29.8M 2013
      92% 74% American Hustle Victor Tellegio (Character) $150.1M 2013
      46% 59% Last Vegas Paddy (Character) $63.9M 2013
      28% 41% The Family Fred (Character) $114.5K 2013
      10% 29% Killing Season Benjamin Ford (Character) $27.7K 2013
      7% 40% The Big Wedding Don (Character) $21.8M 2013
      92% 86% Silver Linings Playbook Pat Sr. (Character) $132.1M 2012
      No Score Yet 30% Freelancers Joe Sarcone (Character) - 2012
      30% 36% Red Lights Simon Silver (Character) $49.3K 2012
      51% 41% Being Flynn Jonathan Flynn (Character) $526.3K 2012
      No Score Yet 36% Manual of Love 3 Adrian (Character) - 2011
      7% 45% New Year's Eve Stan Harris (Character) $54.5M 2011
      28% 42% Killer Elite Hunter (Character) $25.1M 2011
      69% 74% Limitless Carl Van Loon (Character) $79.2M 2011
      9% 34% Little Fockers Jack Byrnes (Character),
      Producer
      $148.4M 2010
      50% 21% Stone Jack Maybry (Character) $1.8M 2010
      71% 63% Machete Sen. McLaughlin (Character) $26.6M 2010
      83% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Unknown (Character) - 2009
      48% 53% Everybody's Fine Frank (Character) $8.9M 2009
      50% 22% What Just Happened? Ben (Character),
      Producer
      $1.1M 2008
      18% 37% Righteous Kill Detective Thomas Cowan (Character) $40.1M 2008
      80% 79% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Unknown (Character) - 2007
      77% 86% Stardust Captain Shakespeare (Character) $38.3M 2007
      56% 51% The Good Shepherd Bill Sullivan (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      $59.9M 2006
      47% 83% Rent Producer $29.0M 2005
      12% 49% Hide and Seek Dr. Richard Goodman (Character) $51.1M 2005
      4% 36% The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Archbishop (Character) $42.9K 2004
      64% 78% Stage Beauty Producer $776.7K 2004
      38% 58% Meet the Fockers Jack Byrnes (Character),
      Producer
      $279.2M 2004
      35% 43% Shark Tale Don Lino (Voice) $160.8M 2004
      4% 20% Godsend Dr. Richard Wells (Character) $14.3M 2004
      27% 39% Analyze That Paul Vitti (Character) $32.1M 2002
      48% 40% City by the Sea Detective Vincent Lamarca (Character) $22.4M 2002
      93% 55% About a Boy Producer $40.6M 2002
      25% 25% Showtime Mitch Preston (Character) $37.9M 2002
      No Score Yet 88% 9/11 Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 9/11 Unknown (Character) - 2002
      73% 67% The Score Nick Wells (Character) $71.1M 2001
      32% 37% 15 Minutes Eddie Fleming (Character) $24.4M 2001
      67% 92% Holiday Heart Executive Producer - 2000
      42% 81% Men of Honor Billy Sunday (Character) $48.8M 2000
      84% 79% Meet the Parents Jack Byrnes (Character),
      Producer
      $166.2M 2000
      43% 20% The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Fearless Leader (Voice),
      Producer
      $26.0M 2000
      40% 75% Entropy Producer - 1999
      41% 53% Flawless Walt Koontz (Character),
      Producer
      $4.5M 1999
      69% 62% Analyze This Boss Paul Vitti (Character) $106.8M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Analyze This/Analyze That Paul Vitti (Character) - 1999
      69% 80% Ronin Sam (Character) $41.6M 1998
      37% 77% Great Expectations Prisoner Arthur Lustig (Character) $26.3M 1998
      No Score Yet 89% Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Himself/Narrator (Character) - 1998
      87% 85% Jackie Brown Louis Gara (Character) $39.6M 1997
      76% 67% Cop Land Lt. Moe Tilden (Character) $44.9M 1997
      86% 76% Wag the Dog Conrad Brean (Character),
      Producer
      $43.0M 1997
      84% 63% Marvin's Room Dr. Wally (Character),
      Producer
      $12.8M 1996
      37% 35% The Fan Gil Renard (Character) $20.1M 1996
      73% 85% Sleepers Father Bobby (Character) $53.3M 1996
      6% 50% Faithful Producer $2.1M 1996
      79% 93% Casino Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (Character) $42.4M 1995
      88% 94% Heat Neil McCauley (Character) $66.2M 1995
      No Score Yet 55% A Hundred and One Nights Le mari de la star-fantasme en croisière (Character) - 1995
      42% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein The Creature (Character) $22.0M 1994
      97% 93% A Bronx Tale Lorenzo Anello (Character),
      Director
      $16.7M 1993
      77% 45% Mad Dog and Glory Wayne `'Mad Dog'` Dobie (Character) $10.7M 1993
      76% 79% This Boy's Life Dwight Hansen (Character) $3.7M 1993
      72% 38% Mistress Evan M. Wright (Character),
      Producer
      $53.6K 1992
      89% 75% Thunderheart Producer $20.1M 1992
      57% 31% Night and the City Harry Fabian (Character) $6.2M 1992
      67% 55% Guilty by Suspicion David Merrill (Character) $8.4M 1991
      100% 94% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Unknown (Character) - 1991
      75% 75% Backdraft Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale (Character) $75.7M 1991
      74% 77% Cape Fear Max Cady (Character),
      Producer
      $76.4M 1991
      31% 48% Stanley & Iris Stanley Everett Cox (Character) $5.5M 1990
      89% 89% Awakenings Leonard Lowe (Character) $49.4M 1990
      96% 97% Goodfellas James "Jimmy" Conway (Character) $42.6M 1990
      64% 48% Jacknife Joseph `'Jacknife'` Megessey (Character) $1.6M 1989
      47% 41% We're No Angels Ned (Character) $10.0M 1989
      94% 87% Midnight Run Jack Walsh (Character) $36.3M 1988
      82% 81% Angel Heart Louis Cyphre (Character) $14.4M 1987
      82% 89% The Untouchables Al Capone (Character) $74.5M 1987
      67% 87% The Mission Rodrigo Mendoza (Character) $17.2M 1986
      98% 90% Brazil Archibald "Harry" Tuttle (Character) $3.7M 1985
      54% 63% Falling in Love Frank Raftis (Character) - 1984
      87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America David 'Noodles' Aaronson (Character) - 1984
      90% 90% The King of Comedy Rupert Pupkin (Character) - 1983
      69% 53% True Confessions Des Spellacy (Character) - 1981
      93% 93% Raging Bull Jake La Motta (Character) $87.3K 1980
      No Score Yet 0% The Swap Sam Nicoletti (Character) - 1979
      86% 92% The Deer Hunter Michael Vronsky (Character) - 1978
      57% 58% New York, New York Jimmy Doyle (Character) $91.9K 1977
      57% 84% 1900 Alfredo Berlinghieri (Character) $66.1K 1976
      41% 40% The Last Tycoon Monroe Stahr (Character) - 1976
      96% 93% Taxi Driver Travis Bickle (Character) - 1976
      96% 97% The Godfather, Part II Vito Corleone (Character) - 1974
      92% 62% Bang the Drum Slowly Bruce Pearson (Character) - 1973
      96% 84% Mean Streets Johnny Boy Cervello (Character) $32.6K 1973
      No Score Yet 0% Jennifer on My Mind Mardigian (Character) - 1971
      73% 56% Hi, Mom Jon Rubin (Character) - 1970
      14% 42% Bloody Mama Lloyd Barker (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 10% Sam's Song Sam (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 17% The Wedding Party Cecil (Character) - 1969
      88% 41% Greetings Jon Rubin (Character) - 1968

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2016 2018-2022
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2017 2019-2020 2022
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2015 2019-2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015-2017 2019
      No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013-2015 2017 2019
      97% 89% When They See Us Executive Producer 2019
      No Score Yet 11% The Alec Baldwin Show Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrated Self 2015
      74% 78% About a Boy Executive Producer 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2008 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
      Guest,
      Host
      1997 2002 2004 2010 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999 2013
      No Score Yet 66% NYC 22 Executive Producer 2012
      78% 93% 30 Rock Robert De Niro (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2007
      88% 90% Extras Unknown (Guest Star) 2006