Robert De Niro is an American actor, producer and director who has won two Academy Awards. He was born in New York City on August 17th 1943.
De Niro began his acting career at age 10 when he studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. His first major role came in 1973 with The Godfather Part II where he portrayed young Vito Corleone, a performance which earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. This led to further roles such as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976) and Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull (1980). Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, De Niro continued to star in a variety of films including Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995) and Meet the Parents (2000).
In addition to his prolific acting career, Robert De Niro also serves as co-founder of Tribeca Productions along with his producing partner Jane Rosenthal. Together they have produced over 80 movies including Analyze This (1999), Miracle at St Anna (2008) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). In 2003, he made his debut as a film director with A Bronx Tale starring Chazz Palminteri. Since then he has directed four more features: The Good Shepherd (2006), Being Flynn (2011), Killing Season (2013) and The Internship Game Planner (2016).
Despite being one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors there are some aspects about Robert deNiro that aren’t widely known such as playing saxophone or speaking Italian fluently due to having spent many summers visiting Italy since childhood. He is also actively involved philanthropic endeavors through various charities ranging from those concerning health care access for inner city children to animal rights causes like Farm Sanctuary’s Walk For Farm Animals events which raise money for farm animals rescued from factory farms each year.
Throughout an illustrious five decade long career, Robert De Niro continues be both celebrated by fans worldwide while remaining true himself throughout it all. Robert De Niro is one of the most iconic actors and filmmakers in Hollywood history. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning two – Best Actor for The Godfather Part II (1974) and Best Supporting Actor for Raging Bull (1980). His career spans over five decades with some of his notable films being Taxi Driver (1976), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), Meet the Parents (2000), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Joker (2019).
De Niro was born on August 17th, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City to parents Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr., both artists. Growing up he quickly developed a love for acting which led him to study at Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio where he honed his craft under legendary director Elia Kazan. It was here that De Niro first started to make a name for himself as an actor.
In 1973 he starred alongside Marlon Brando in Francis Ford Coppola’s crime epic The Godfather Part II earning him critical acclaim along with his first Oscar win. This established him as one of the great leading men of cinema who could effortlessly portray villains just as easily as hero roles; something very few can do today. Throughout the 70s & 80s, he continued appearing in classic films such as Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976) and The Deer Hunter (1978) before giving another award-winning performance – this time playing Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 biopic Raging Bull. From there on out any film featuring DeNiro instantly became an event movie creating huge box office returns worldwide regardless if it was good or bad critically speaking; ultimately cementing his legacy forever within pop culture circles around the globe.
In more recent years we have seen Robert appear alongside fellow A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio multiple times including Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood directed by Quentin Tarantino plus features like Dirty Grandpa starring Zac Efron among others showing us even after all these years Robert still got what it takes when given challenging scripts without compromising quality whatsoever! As well venturing into directing feature length movies too such like A Bronx Tale plus producing television series making sure audiences never forget about “The man behind the gun.”
All throughout his illustrious career spanning over five decades Robert continues entertaining millions across generations alike proving why no other living actor/filmmaker will ever come close to achieving what he did within not only American but World Cinema establishing true artistry yet doing so while keeping humility intact till this day!