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 Anthony De Niro Jr. was born in Greenwich Village, New York, United States, on August 17, 1943, is an American actor.
Young Robert De Niro landed his stage debut in school production of "The Wizard of Oz" (1953), in role as Cowardly Lion, at the age of 10.
He began his professional acting career in off - Broadway productions and with touring companies.
He made his big screen debut in comedy romance film The Wedding Party (made in 1963 and released in 1969) in role as Cecil, at the age of twenty, directed by Brian De Palma.
He got his first break in sports drama film Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) in role as Bruce Pearson.
Robert's breakthrough performance came as Vito Corleone in 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 made his directorial debut with crime drama film A Bronx Tale (1993), he also starred in role as Lorenzo Anello.
Killers of the Flower Moon (2021) crime thriller in role as William Hale, directed by Martin Scorsese
The Comeback Trail (2020) action in role as Max Barber, opposite Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones
The War with Grandpa (2020) family comedy in role as Ed, with Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman and Oakes Fegley
Joker (2019) psychological thriller in role as Murray Franklin, opposite Joaquin Phoenix
The Irishman (2019) epic crime in role as Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, directed by Martin Scorsese
He won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role 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 performances 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 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Rupert Pupkin in black comedy film The King of Comedy (1982).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
New York, New York (1977) musical drama in role as Jimmy Doyle
Midnight Run (1988) buddy cop action comedy in role as Jack Walsh
Analyze This (1999) gangster comedy in role as Paul Vitti
Meet the Parents (2000) comedy romance in role as Jack Tiberius Byrnes
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Patrizio "Pat" Solitano in romantic comedy drama movie Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
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
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
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 Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010) comedy romance in role as Jack Tiberius Byrnes
Limitless (2011) science fiction thriller opposite Bradley Cooper
Joy (2015) biographical comedy drama with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper
American Hustle (2013) black comedy crime in role as Victor Tellegio
The Intern (2015) comedy opposite Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo
The Comedian (2016) comedy drama opposite Leslie Mann and Danny DeVito
He played various roles in Saturday Night Live (1992–2019) in 9 episodes, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2019.
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Bernie Madoff in television comedy film The Wizard of Lies (2017).
Attended PS 41, a public elementary school in Manhattan and Elisabeth Irwin High School in Manhattan, New York City.
Attended private McBurney School and Rhodes Preparatory School.
Studied acting at HB Studio, Stella Adler Conservatory and Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio.
Has Italian, English, Dutch, German, French and Irish ancestry.
He is an only child.
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.
Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2011.
Was good friends with actor John Belushi.
He played Cuba in a play "Cuba and His Teddy Bear" (1986) at the Longacre Theatre, in Midtown Manhattan.
Meryl Streep is his favorite actress to work with.
Good friend with actor Joe Pesci.
Speaks fluent Italian and French.
Close friend with Bruce Springsteen.
Formed production company, Tribeca Film Center in 1989.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
Lives in Gardiner, New York, U.S.
He was married to:
Grace Hightower (1997-2018) they have a son, Elliot and one daughter born via surrogate
Diahnne Abbott (1976-1988) they have a son, Raphael, he also adopted Abbott's daughter Drena
He has twin sons, Julian and Aaron, delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995, from relationship with Toukie Smith (1988-1996).
He dated Beatrice Marot (1996), Stephanie Adams (1993), Charmaine Sinclair (1993-1995), Naomi Campbell (1993-1999), Helena Springs (1979-1982) and Leigh Taylor-Young (1971-1974).
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.