ROberth De Niro performs eighty years old.103 films, eight nominations for an Oscarr, s two wins, 67 awards well deserved. De Niro is one of the greatest actors of all time. Champion of numbers and in his personal life, he has seven children from four different women (the last is Gia Virginia), two wives, two girlfriends. And an indefinite amount of flirting. After all, who can resist the allure of Hollywood’s most stellar star?
Robert De Niro: a brilliant career
You talk about the actor and think about him: about his smile in the last scene Once upon time in AmericaSergio Leone, to his fury in Cape Fear AND wild bullMartin Scorsese. Robert De Niro studied at the Actors Studio with the greatest masters of acting: Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg, who taught him the Stanislavsky method at the Actor’s Workshop. That is: how to enter the character’s skin. After all, who did it better than him?
Interpret Taxi driver got a taxi driver’s license. Wear shoes Noodles aged Once upon time in America he observed the elders for several days. He studied interpretation for a long time. Marlon Brando in the role of Don Vito Corleone, in order to be able to reproduce his voice, but in a young version in The Godfather Part Two. He put on thirty pounds to turn into Jake LaMotta from wild bull, an interpretation that won him an Oscar for Best Actor. Before Cape Fear the shape of his teeth has changed.. Irishman her 70-year-old body had to match the computer-generated 40-year-old face.
Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese are his favorite directors.
It was to know Brian DePalma, which allowed him to star in three films. But it was Martin Scorsese give him fame. In 1973 he is Johnny Boy, in the film average streets. He then becomes Travis Bickle in the film. Taxi driver, also Scorsese (Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1976). With Francis Ford Coppola it was young Corleone in The Godfather Part Twowhich won him his first Oscar.
In Italy, he performed with Bernardo Bertolucci. It was the young Berlingieri, landowner of the Po Valley in the first half of the 20th century. Novecento act I and II.
It is no coincidence that Robert De Niro is Nanni Moretti’s favorite actor. To call it versatile is an understatement. He was a gangster These good guysMartin Scorsese e Once upon time in AmericaSergio Leone. movie soldier Hunter Michael Cimino. Meryl’s Cool Lover fall in lovethe illiterate chef Love letters. He terrified us like Max Cady, the bloodthirsty psychopath in Cape of Fear, Cape of Fear relented when he played a catatonic patient in you wake up. But we can keep quoting many other masterpiece films, from Mission To BrazilTo Untouchables.
In recent years, I must say, his career has been a little shaken. If we make an exception for Irishman, in other films he is a bit like a caricature of himself: forced to act. At the last Cannes Film Festival, he presented Flower Moon Assassinsfilm by Martin Scorsese, which for 9 minutes caused continuous applause.
The turbulent personal life of Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has been married twice. In 1976 with an actress Dianne Abbottmet on set Taxi driver. with whom he had two children: drainaccepted by the plaintiff, e Raphael (1976). They separated in 1988 after 12 years of marriage. His second partner was Touki Smith (Will Smith’s sister), with whom he had twins in 1995, Aaron Kendrick and Julian Henryfrom a surrogate mother.
In 1996, the relationship with Smith ended. De Niro got married in 1997. Grace Hightower and a son was born the following year Eliot. After two years of marriage, first a temporary break, then a rapprochement in 2004. new daughter (Helen Grace), through a surrogate mother in 2011. In 2018, the final parting with Hightower. A divorce that puts Robert De Niro in serious economic trouble.
In April 2023, he became a father for the seventh time: the baby’s name is Already Virginia and mother Tiffany Chen, Bob’s new passion, a martial arts champion, met on the set of The Unexpected Intern. The American actor is credited with several flirtations: from From Naomi Campbell to Bette Midler, from Uma Thurman to Whitney Houston. Grandpa Bob De Niro has four grandchildren. One of them, Leandro, died at the age of 19 last July, probably from an overdose.
Movies with De Niro worth watching on TV
The broadcast will take place on August 17 on Rete 4. Cape of Fear – Cape of Fear, Directed by Martin Scorsese with Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange. Rai Movie decided to celebrate this event Absolution (1981) and Fan is a myth (1996). Iris Channel will honor his memory on Friday, March 18th. Untouchables, good shepherd and, Saturday 19, from Goodfellas and All right.
Special connection with Italy
This year, while resting for a few days in Naples, he met Paolo Sorrentino on the set of the last film of the Neapolitan director.
The actor has a special connection with Italy. His paternal grandparents left Molise to move to America.
“I have a special connection with Italy. My grandparents Giovanni De Niro and Angelina Mercurio came to the United States from Ferrazzano (Campobasso). “My career would be different if I didn’t work with great Italian and Italian-American directors. like Scorsese, Coppola, Bertolucci, De Palma, Leone. Thank you Italy,” he said. And Italy thanks you: happy birthday, Robert.
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