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Robert De Niro ACTOR


Robert De Niro was born on August 17th in New York City, New York with the birth name Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. to parents, Virginia Holton Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. who both worked as artists.  At the age of three, his parents divorced and he was raised by his mother in Manhattan and Greenwich Village, but his father lived nearby so he saw his dad often as well.  He studied at Elisabeth Irwin High School followed by enrolling at the High School of Music and Art.  He then went on to study at a private school called, McBurney School and then Rhodes Preparatory School, although he never graduated.  He later went on to study at the Stella Adler Conservatory and also the American Workshop.  
Throughout his career as an actor he has earned a number of nicknames such as and Bobby Milk, Kid Monroe.  He first began his involvement in the entertainment industry, by appearing in his first movie role at the age of twenty in, "The Wedding Party" (1963) also featuring Jill Clayburgh, Jennifer Salt, William Finley and Jared Martin.
Early on in his career other film roles followed such as, "Bloody Mama" (1970) starring Shelley Winters, Bruce Dern, Pat Hingle, Don Stroud and Alex Nicol, and then his first well known role was in the film, "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973) co-starring Michael Moriarty, followed by roles in the films, "Mean Streets" (1973) starring with Harvey Keitel, Cesare Danova and David Carradine, "The Godfather: Part II" (1974) starring alongside Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Marianna Hill and Morgana King, for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor and "Taxi Driver" (1976) co-starring Jodie Foster, Cybill Sheperd and Harvey Keitel, earning another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
As his career progressed, De Niro was seen on the big screen in such films as, "Taxi Driver" (1976) starring wth Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and Cybill Shepherd, "New York, New York" (1977) with Liza Minnelli, "The Deer Hunter" (1978) co-sarring Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, "Raging Bull" (1980) starring alongside Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty and Theresa Saldana, for which he again won another Academy Award for Best Actor and then appeared in, "Midnight Run" (1988) co-starring Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano and Philip Baker Hall, "Cape Fear" (1991) also starring Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and Juliette Lewis and features cameos from Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Martin Balsam, who all appeared in the original 1962 film and "Casino" (1995) starring with Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone and James Woods.

In 1993, De Niro also starred in "This Boy's Life", featuring then-rising child actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire along with Chris Cooper and Ellen Barkin.
To avoid being type cast in mostly 'mom' character roles, he took on other comedy roles such as, "Meet the Fockers" (2004) co-starring Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo, then "Sleepers" (1996) starring alongside Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman and Minnie Driver, "Wag the Dog" (1997) co-starring Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Kirsten Dunst, Woody Harrelson, Craig T. Nelson and William H. Macy and "CopLand" (1997) featuring an ensemble cast including Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Michael Rapaport, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, Arthur Nascarella and John Spencer.

In 2000 De Niro starred in a compelling military drama "Men of Honor" sharing the spotlight with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Hal Holbrook, Charlize Theron and Powers Boothe, which was inspired by the true story of Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first African American Master Diver in the United States Navy.
Along with his highly successful acting career, he also has his own production company called, Tribeca Film Center.  His first film he directed was, "A Bronx Tale" (1993) followed by directing such films as, "The Good Shephard" (2006) starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, Alec Baldwin, Timothy Hutton, Joe Pesci, Gabriel Macht, Keir Dullea, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon and John Turturro and soon the sequel of "The Good Shephard" which the title is still unreleased. 
De Niro also did some voice over work for the animated film, "Shark Tale" (2004).  Some of his latest appearances have been on the big screen in such films as, "Machete" (2010) also starring Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Steven Seagal and Lindsay Lohan, "New Years Eve" (2011) starring alongside Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Josh Duhamel, Hector Elizondo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Ryan Seacrest, Jim Belushi and Alyssa Milano and soon to release, "Red Lights" (2012) co-starring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen and Leonardo Sbaraglia, "The Silver Linings Playbook" (2012) staring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles, Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker, "Killing Season" (2012) co-starring John Travolta and "The Comedian" (2012) starring Will Ferrell.
De Niro has married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Diahnne Abbott whom he married in 1976 and they had one son together, Raphael, before the marriage ended in 1988.  He then married Grace Hightower in 1997 and they also have one son together, Elliot and remain married today.  He also has twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrik from a surrogate mother in 1995 when he was involved with model, Toukie Smith who he never married.
Along with his success as an actor and production company owner he has also been involved in a number of other ventures such as cofounding the Tribeca Film Festival, and two restaurants, Nobu and TriBeCa Grill. 
He has also donated scripts, costumes and props to the Harry Ransom Center located at the University of Texas in Austin.  Currently, De Niro owns property in New York.  In 2003, he came public with the news that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, however he has been able to make a full recovery.  


2012 The Comedian
2012 The Silver Linings Playbook
2012 The Wedding
2012 Red Lights
2012 Freelancers
2011 New Year's Eve
2012 Being Flynn 
2011 Killer Elite 
2011 Limitless
2011 Manuale d'am3re
2010 Little Fockers
2010 Stone 
2010 Machete 
2009 Everybody's Fine 
2008 Righteous Kill 
2008 What Just Happened 
2007 Stardust 
2006 The Good Shepherd 
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
2005 Hide and Seek
2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
2004 Meet the Fockers
2004 Shark Tale 
2004 Godsend 
2002 Analyze That
2002 City by the Sea
2002 Showtime 
2001 The Score
2001 15 Minutes 
2000 Meet the Parents
2000 Men of Honor
2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle 
1999 Flawless 
1999 Analyze This 
1998 Ronin 
1998 Great Expectations 
1997 Jackie Brown
1997 Wag the Dog 
1997 CopLand 
1996 Marvin's Room 
1996 Sleepers 
1996 The Fan 
1995 Heat 
1995 Casino
1995 Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma
1994 Frankenstein 
1993 A Bronx Tale
1993 This Boy's Life 
1993 Mad Dog and Glory
1992 Night and the City
1992 Mistress 
1991 Cape Fear 
1991 Backdraft 
1991 Guilty by Suspicion 
1990 Awakenings 
1990 Goodfellas 
1989 Stanley & Iris 
1989 We're No Angels 
1989 Jacknife
1988 Midnight Run 
1987 The Untouchables 
1987 Angel Heart 
1986 The Mission 
1985 Brazil 
1984 Falling in Love
1984 Once Upon a Time in America 
1983 The King of Comedy 
1981 True Confessions 
1980 Raging Bull 
1978 The Deer Hunter 
1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television 
1977 New York, New York 
1976 The Last Tycoon 
1976 1900 
1976 Taxi Driver 
1974 The Godfather: Part II 
1973 Mean Streets 
1973 Bang the Drum Slowly 
1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 
1971 Born to Win 
1971 Jennifer on My Mind
1970 Hi, Mom! 
1970 Bloody Mama 
1969 The Wedding Party 
1969 Sam's Song 
1968 Greetings
1965 Three Rooms in Manhattan 

Matinee Classics - Backdraft starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert De Niro, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, Jason Gedrick, J. T. Walsh, Anthony Mockus, Cedric Young, Juan Ramirez, Kevin Casey, Jack McGee and Mark Wheeler
Matinee Classics - Born to Win starring Robert de Niro, George Segal, Karen Black, Hector Elizondo and Paula Prentiss
Matinee Classics - Raging Bull starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Frank Vincent, Mario Gallo and Frank Adonis
Matinee Classics - The Swap starring Robert De Niro, Jered Mickey, Jennifer Warren, Terrayne Crawford, Phyllis Black, Ric Vamos, Margit Echols and Viva
Matinee Classics - The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda, Amy Wright and Joe Grifasi
Matinee Classics - The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda, Amy Wright and Joe Grifasi
Matinee Classics - The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda, Amy Wright and Joe Grifasi
Matinee Classics - The Deer Hunter starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda, Amy Wright and Joe Grifasi

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