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Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro young

Birth Date

August 17, 1943


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 10 in | 177 cm

Robert De Niro young photos


75 kg | 165 lbs


40 in | 102 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU


33 in | 84 cm

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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.

Best Movies

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 GarcĂ­a

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.