Robert De Niro young
August 17, 1943
5 ft 10 in | 177 cm
75 kg | 165 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 84 cm
Robert De Niro was born in Greenwich Village, New York City, U.S., on August 17, 1943, is an American actor. Young Robert De Niro made his stage debut in school production of The Wizard of Oz, in role as Cowardly Lion, at age of 10. He made his big screen debut in comedy romance film The Wedding Party (1969) in role as Cecil - A Groomsman, at the age of twenty, directed by Brian De Palma. Robert's breakthrough performance came as Vito Corleone in the drama crime movie The Godfather Part II (1974) directed by Francis Ford Coppola, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Jake LaMotta in biographical sports drama film Raging Bull (1980) directed by Martin Scorsese.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Taxi Driver (1976) neo-noir psychological thriller in role as Travis Bickle
The Deer Hunter (1978) epic war drama in role as SSG Michael "Mike" Vronsky
Cape Fear (1991) psychological thriller in role as Max Cady
Awakenings (1990) drama in role as Leonard Lowe
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Patrizio "Pat" Solitano in the romantic comedy drama movie Silver Linings Playbook (2012) with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
GoodFellas (1990) drama crime directed by Martin Scorsese
Brazil (1985) dystopian science fiction opposite Jonathan Pryce
Mean Streets (1973) drama thriller with Harvey Keitel
The Untouchables (1987) drama crime with Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Andy García
The King of Comedy (1982) black comedy with Jerry Lewis
Casino (1995) epic crime with Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci and James Woods
Heat (1995) drama crime with Al Pacino, Val Kilmer and Natalie Portman
Once Upon a Time in America (1984) epic crime drama directed by Sergio Leone
The Mission (1986) drama opposite Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson
Midnight Run (1988) action comedy with Charles Grodin
Jackie Brown (1997) crime thriller directed by Quentin Tarantino
Angel Heart (1987) neo-noir thriller with Mickey Rourke, Charlotte Rampling and Lisa Bonet
Meet the Parents (2000), Meet the Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010) comedy romance in role as Jack Tiberius Byrnes
He studied acting at HB Studio, Stella Adler Conservatory and Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio.
He learned to speak Sicilian for the role of Vito Corleone.
He gained 60 pounds for his role as Jake LaMotta.
He worked as cab driver to prepare for the role of Travis Bickle.
He dated model Naomi Campbell.
He has been married twice to Diahnne Abbott and Grace Hightower and had 6 children.
Was good friends with actor John Belushi.
He made his directorial debut with film A Bronx Tale (1993).
Meryl Streep is his favorite actress to work with.
Lives in New York City.
Movies are hard work. The public doesn't see that. The critics don't see it. But they're a lot of work. A lot of work.
You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.
One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price.
If it's the right chair, it doesn't take too long to get comfortable in it.
I don't like to watch my own movies - I fall asleep in my own movies.
The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you.
In acting, I always try to go back to what would actually be the real situation, the real human behavior in life.
I don't get into these long-winded heavy discussions about character - do we do this or that or what. At the end of the day, what you gotta do is just go out there and do it.