Yes, sure: Taxi driver, Hunter, wild bull, Once upon time in America, Heat is a challenge, These good guys. It’s easy to determine Robert DeNiro as one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema, if we take into account only his masterpieces. Instead, Robert Anthony De Niro, Jr., born in Greenwich Village on August 17, 1943 (now octogenarian and unheard of), has taken part in countless “alternative” titles over his long and prolific career, far removed from his usual cinematic iconography. An example is the beginning: at the age of twenty, he was placed in a small role Brian DePalma V Newlyweds (not De Palma’s most quoted film here) and then face to face with the set. Clan Barker From Roger Kormanjust revisited it recently.
Subsequently, among the triumphs of Martin Scorsese (Mean Streets – Church Sunday, Hell Monday and taxi driver) and Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather – Part 2with whom he received his first Oscar), in the midst of New Hollywood, the now dedicated De Niro continued on his side journey, and is yet to be discovered: Absolution AND fall in love (romantic comedy with Meryl Streep), both Ulu Grsbard, or Exchange Jordan Leondopoulos and Angel Heart – Elevator to Hell, an immature and now reimagined archetype of the neo-noir genre. In a word, the list of lesser-known films of the New York actor can be continued for a long time. For this we chose 5 Robert De Niro film to be rediscovered between those what (maybe) you haven’t seen yet. With a call: return them as soon as possible!
1. John Curran Stone
It’s a pity, because if John Curran, a promising director from New York, was a little confused, his Stone this is a great example of cinema, reasoned, thoughtful, but no less electrifying for that. Robert De Niro’s less-cited films include Stone, with whom he plays a duet with Edward Norton. Both are on the verge of words. De Niro is the warden of the prisoners, and Norton is the murderous inmate who tries to convince the man that he has changed. How? Featuring his wife, played by Milla Jovovich. The screenplay was written by playwright Angus MacLachlan. Constant tension, gloomy atmosphere and Robert De Niro has never been so angry.
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2. Killer Elite Gary McKendry
An alternative action movie in the filmography of Robert De Niro. A genre that has more or less always been popular, especially since the 2000s, with fluctuating results. For this, we chose the 2011 film, Professional Gary McKendry where he split the set with Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Dominic Purcell and Aden Young. A convoluted plot, alliances and twists, in which De Niro plays the Huntsman, an assassin and mentor to the protagonist Danny, played by Statham. When Hunter is kidnapped, a group of old allies go looking for him. An excellent entertaining film for a De Niro action movie.
3. “It’s All Right” – “It’s All Right” by Kirk Jones
The strange filmography of the Englishman Kirk Jones. Electric shock with Wake up Nedand then a strange case Nanny McPhee – Nanny Matildain 2005. Soon after, he tried to go for broke, making a more or less slave remake Everything is fine Giuseppe Tornatore. Indeed, this film, released in 1990, succumbed to an American interpretation with a cast that would have stood up for the scene. Instead of Marcello Mastroianni, Robert De Niro is here. With him Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore and Sam Rockwell, as are the three children with whom the elderly Frank tries to make contact. A very bitter film with a sad and wrinkled De Niro. We cry for a remake that doesn’t conflict. After all, Paul McCartney is on the soundtrack.
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4. “Flawless” – “Flawless” by Joel Schumacher.
Flawless – no defects should be reconsidered for two reasons: it aims Joel Schumacher, a symbol of the cinema of the nineties, who knew how to dare, as well as a very underestimated director; then, because the film brings to the screen a memorable duet: between Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The story dedicated to the theatrical Schumacher is that of Walt (De Niro), a retired man who suffered a stroke. After a long rehab, he decides to take singing lessons from Rusty (Hoffman), a drag queen with whom he had a disagreement. A story of friendship and awareness about perhaps the least memorable film with Robert De Niro (and with Philip Seymour Hoffman).
5. One Hundred and One Nights by Agnes Varda
We conclude our ranking with the least known work of Robert De Niro in all respects. Which, by the way, also corresponds to the least memorable film of the great. Agnes Varda. One hundred and one nights, created in 1995 to celebrate the centenary (hence the name) of cinema. A surreal, dreamy, dreamy film that presents Kino as an old man, that is, Simon Cinema, now without memory. Taking advantage of the situation, the young director Camilla comes up with a plan to take over his inheritance. Robert De Niro in the film is nothing more than appearance, but he deserves his face on the poster along with Catherine Deneuve. Already why One hundred and one nightsby vocation, full of great stars: Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, Alain Delon, Gina Lollobrigida and… Leonardo DiCaprio!