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
A Bronx Tale
Taxi Driver The Godfather, Part II
Mean Streets
The Irishman




No Score Yet No Score Yet Wash Me in the River Unknown (Character) - 2022
29% 85% The War With Grandpa Ed (Character) $21.3M 2020
35% 31% The Comeback Trail Max Barber (Character) - 2020
68% 88% Joker Murray Franklin (Character) $335.4M 2019
95% 86% The Irishman Frank Sheeran (Character),
- 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am Durán Unknown (Character) - 2018
73% 63% The Wizard of Lies Bernie Madoff (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
11% 44% Dirty Grandpa Dick Kelly (Character) - 2016
24% 28% The Comedian Jackie Burke (Character) $1.7M 2016
44% 52% Hands of Stone Ray Arcel (Character) $4.7M 2016
59% 73% The Intern Ben (Character) $75.6M 2015
No Score Yet 100% Ellis Narrator - 2015
29% 41% Heist The Pope (Character) $47.2K 2015
60% 57% Joy Rudy (Character) $56.4M 2015
11% 22% The Bag Man Dragna (Character) $48.8K 2014
No Score Yet 48% Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. Self - 2014
10% 29% Killing Season Benjamin Ford (Character) $27.7K 2013
46% 59% Last Vegas Paddy (Character) $63.9M 2013
92% 74% American Hustle Victor Tellegio (Character) $150.1M 2013
7% 40% The Big Wedding Don (Character) $21.8M 2013
No Score Yet 81% Trespassing Bergman Unknown (Character) - 2013
31% 46% Grudge Match Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Character) $29.8M 2013
28% 41% The Family Fred (Character) $114.5K 2013
30% 36% Red Lights Simon Silver (Character) $49.3K 2012
92% 86% Silver Linings Playbook Pat Sr. (Character) $132.1M 2012
No Score Yet 30% Freelancers Joe Sarcone (Character) - 2012
51% 41% Being Flynn Jonathan Flynn (Character) $526.3K 2012
28% 42% Killer Elite Hunter (Character) $25.1M 2011
69% 74% Limitless Carl Van Loon (Character) $79.2M 2011
7% 45% New Year's Eve Stan Harris (Character) $54.5M 2011
No Score Yet 36% Manual of Love 3 Adrian (Character) - 2011
72% 63% Machete Sen. McLaughlin (Character) $26.6M 2010
50% 21% Stone Jack Maybry (Character) $1.8M 2010
9% 34% Little Fockers Jack Byrnes (Character),
$148.4M 2010
80% 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),
$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
55% 51% The Good Shepherd Bill Sullivan (Character),
$59.9M 2006
13% 50% Hide and Seek Dr. Richard Goodman (Character) $51.1M 2005
46% 83% Rent Producer $29.0M 2005
38% 58% Meet the Fockers Jack Byrnes (Character),
$279.2M 2004
64% 78% Stage Beauty Producer $776.7K 2004
4% 35% The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Archbishop (Character) $42.9K 2004
36% 45% 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
25% 25% Showtime Mitch Preston (Character) $37.9M 2002
No Score Yet 88% 9/11 Unknown (Character) - 2002
48% 40% City by the Sea Detective Vincent Lamarca (Character) $22.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet 9/11 Unknown (Character) - 2002
93% 55% About a Boy Producer $40.6M 2002
32% 37% 15 Minutes Eddie Fleming (Character) $24.4M 2001
73% 67% The Score Nick Wells (Character) $71.1M 2001
84% 79% Meet the Parents Jack Byrnes (Character),
$166.2M 2000
No Score Yet 92% Holiday Heart Executive Producer - 2000
43% 20% The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Fearless Leader (Voice),
$26.0M 2000
42% 81% Men of Honor Billy Sunday (Character) $48.8M 2000
41% 53% Flawless Walt Koontz (Character),
$4.5M 1999
40% 75% Entropy Producer - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Analyze This/Analyze That Paul Vitti (Character) - 1999
69% 62% Analyze This Boss Paul Vitti (Character) $106.8M 1999
68% 80% Ronin Sam (Character) $41.6M 1998
37% 78% 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),
$43.0M 1997
73% 85% Sleepers Father Bobby (Character) $53.3M 1996
7% 50% Faithful Producer $2.1M 1996
84% 63% Marvin's Room Dr. Wally (Character),
$12.8M 1996
37% 34% The Fan Gil Renard (Character) $20.1M 1996
87% 94% Heat Neil McCauley (Character) $66.2M 1995
No Score Yet 61% A Hundred and One Nights Le mari de la star-fantasme en croisière (Character) - 1995
79% 93% Casino Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (Character) $42.4M 1995
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein The Creature (Character) $22.0M 1994
77% 45% Mad Dog and Glory Wayne `'Mad Dog'` Dobie (Character) $10.7M 1993
97% 93% A Bronx Tale Lorenzo Anello (Character),
$16.7M 1993
76% 79% This Boy's Life Dwight Hansen (Character) $3.7M 1993
57% 30% Night and the City Harry Fabian (Character) $6.2M 1992
72% 38% Mistress Evan M. Wright (Character),
$53.6K 1992
89% 75% Thunderheart Producer $20.1M 1992
75% 75% Backdraft Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale (Character) $75.7M 1991
73% 77% Cape Fear Max Cady (Character),
$76.4M 1991
65% 55% Guilty by Suspicion David Merrill (Character) $8.4M 1991
100% 94% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Unknown (Character) - 1991
88% 89% Awakenings Leonard Lowe (Character) $49.4M 1990
96% 97% Goodfellas James "Jimmy" Conway (Character) $42.6M 1990
33% 48% Stanley & Iris Stanley Everett Cox (Character) $5.5M 1990
47% 41% We're No Angels Ned (Character) $10.0M 1989
64% 47% Jacknife Joseph `'Jacknife'` Megessey (Character) $1.6M 1989
94% 87% Midnight Run Jack Walsh (Character) $36.3M 1988
83% 89% The Untouchables Al Capone (Character) $74.5M 1987
79% 81% Angel Heart Louis Cyphre (Character) $14.4M 1987
65% 87% The Mission Rodrigo Mendoza (Character) $17.2M 1986
98% 90% Brazil Archibald "Harry" Tuttle (Character) $3.7M 1985
87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America David 'Noodles' Aaronson (Character) - 1984
58% 63% Falling in Love Frank Raftis (Character) - 1984
89% 90% The King of Comedy Rupert Pupkin (Character) - 1983
67% 53% True Confessions Des Spellacy (Character) - 1981
94% 93% Raging Bull Jake La Motta (Character) $87.3K 1980
No Score Yet 0% The Swap Sam Nicoletti (Character) - 1979
92% 92% The Deer Hunter Michael Vronsky (Character) - 1978
62% 58% New York, New York Jimmy Doyle (Character) $91.9K 1977
55% 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


No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2016 2018-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008-2010 2012-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2020
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2017 2019-2020
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 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015-2017 2019
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013-2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2013 2019
97% 90% When They See Us Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidelines Guest 2019
0% 11% The Alec Baldwin Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2013 2015 2017
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 CBS This Morning Guest 2012 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012-2013 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2011 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2015
74% 78% About a Boy Executive Producer 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace Guest 2014
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 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
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 No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999 2013
43% 66% NYC 22 Executive Producer 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock Robert De Niro (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2007
88% 88% Extras Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Epic Conversations Guest