Robert De Niro is a legendary American actor, director, and producer. He is known for his collaborations with Martin Scorsese. He is considered to be one of the most influential actors of his generation.
Robert De Niro’s Bio, Age
Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943, in New York City.
Robert De Niro attended McBurney School and Rhodes Preparatory School for his high school education. He discovered acting as a way to overcome his shyness and developed a passion for movies, so he quit high school at 16 to pursue acting.
Robert De Niro’s acting journey began in the late 1960s when he appeared in small roles in films such as “Greetings” (1968) and “Bloody Mama” (1970). His collaboration with director Martin Scorsese launched his career into the spotlight. Their partnership began with “Mean Streets” (1973), where De Niro’s portrayal of the volatile Johnny Boy brought him widespread recognition. This was the start of a successful partnership that led to classic movies like “Taxi Driver” (1976), in which De Niro gave a thrilling performance as the unstable Travis Bickle.
One of De Niro’s most iconic roles came in 1980. He portrayed the young Vito Corleone in “The Godfather Part II.” He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance showing his talent for handling complex characters in-depth. The 1980s saw De Niro’s range expand further with roles in comedies like “Midnight Run” (1988) and intense dramas like “Raging Bull” (1980), for which he won his first Academy Award for Best Actor.
De Niro’s career grew throughout the 1990s as he played a variety of roles, such as the comedic gangster in “Goodfellas” (1990), the spooky Max Cady in “Cape Fear” (1991), and the sympathetic father in “A Bronx Tale” (1993), which he also directed. He also co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 as a way to help revive his hometown of Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks.
De Niro had a variety of roles in the early 2000s, and he continued to be a well-known figure in Hollywood. He performed well in comedic roles as well, as shown by his appearances in well-known movies like “Meet the Parents” (2000) and its sequels. De Niro continued to play a variety of roles in the final years of his career, reuniting with director Martin Scorsese and actors Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in gritty dramas like “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) and “The Irishman” (2019).
De Niro has received numerous honors, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. He also received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2009 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from United States President Barack Obama in 2016.
Was Robert De Niro in Titanic?
Robert De Niro was originally going to play the role of Captain John Smith, but he could not follow through because he was sick at the time.
Who is Robert De Niro dating?
Robert De Niro is married to Tiffany Chen.
What is Robert De Niro’s Net Worth?
Robert De Niro’s Net Worth is estimated to be $520 million.