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ROBERT DeNIRO

The Great Stoneface.

Robert DeNiro
in "Raging Bull"
Stamped on reverse
"Photo by Emilio Lari" & "Forum Press Rome, Italy" (#1)
8" X 12" Original Vintage Photograph
NOT A COPY

The Great Stoneface.

Robert DeNiro
in "Raging Bull"
Stamped on reverse
"Photo by Emilio Lari" & "Forum Press Rome, Italy" (#2)
8" X 12" Original Vintage Photograph
NOT A COPY

The Great Stoneface.

Robert DeNiro
in "Raging Bull"
Stamped on reverse
"Photo by Emilio Lari" & "Forum Press Rome, Italy" (#3)
8" X 12" Original Vintage Photograph
NOT A COPY

The Great Stoneface.

Robert DeNiro
in "Raging Bull"
Stamped on reverse
"Photo by Emilio Lari" & "Forum Press Rome, Italy" (#4)
8" X 12" Original Vintage Photograph
NOT A COPY

The Great Stoneface.

Robert DeNiro
in "Raging Bull"
Stamped on reverse
"Photo by Emilio Lari" & "Forum Press Rome, Italy" (#5)
8" X 12" Original Vintage Photograph
NOT A COPY

Biography for
Robert De Niro
by Matt Dicker (
kidhendrix@aol.com )

Nickname:
  Bobby Milk (childhood, due to his pallor)
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Height:  5' 9"
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Mini biography
Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Streets (1973), which was his first film with director Martin Scorsese. In 1974 De Niro received an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in Godfather: Part II, The (1974) and received Academy Award nomations for best actor in Taxi Driver (1976), Deer Hunter, The (1978), and Cape Fear (1991). He won the best actor award in 1980 for Raging Bull (1980). De Niro currently heads his own production company, Tribeca Film Center, and made his directorial debut in 1993 with Bronx Tale, A (1993).

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Spouse
'Grace Hightower' (17 June 1997 - present) (filed for divorce); 1 child
Diahnne Abbott (1976 - 1988) (divorced)
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Trade mark

Often played characters that were often prone to brutal violence and/or characters who were borderline psychotics.
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Trivia

Also co-owns several restaurants in New York including Nobu and Layla.

In his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, De Niro thanked Joey Lamotta, Jake's brother, although Joey was suing them because he didn't like the way he was portrayed in the film.

Drena De Niro is his daughter through adoption. She is actually Diahnne Abbott's daughter from a previous marrage. Di Niro adopted her.

(18 March 1998) He and his wife, Grace Hightower, had their first child.

(1998) Caught up in a Paris prostitution ring investigation. De Niro, denying any involvement, vowed never to return to France again.

Father of Drena De Niro

(October 1997) Ranked #5 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Turned down the role of Jesus in Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988)

Son of Robert De Niro Snr, an abstract expressionist, and Virginia Admiral, a painter. Studied at Actors Studio with Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg.

In his 1980 Oscar acceptance speech he thanked Jake LaMotta, who was at the time suing United Artists for Raging Bull (1980)'s portrayal of him.

De Niro formed his production company, TriBeCa Productions, in 1989.

He owns a restaurant, "Ago" in West Hollywood.

(1978) Had a son with Diahnne Abbott, named Raphael

(1995) had two twin sons with his girlfriend Toukie Smith, conceived by in-vitro fecundation.

Left handed

Has Irish ancestry.

Is commonly referred to as an Italian-American actor, although he is dominantly Irish in ancestry.

Was offered but turned down the role of Sal the pizza shop owner in Do the Right Thing (1989).

He is the second actor to win an Oscar for portraying Vito Corleone. He and Marlon Brando are the only two actors to win an Oscar for playing the same character.

Robert first discovered his love for acting at age 10 when he portrayed The Cowardly Lion in a local production of "The Wizard of Oz". He dropped out of high school to join a gang.

Dated Ashley Judd

Holds the World Record for Most Weight Gained for a Movie. He gained over 60 pounds for his role in Raging Bull (1980).
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Personal quotes

"The talent is in the choices."

"It's important not to indicate. People don't try to show their feelings, they try to hide them."

"I don't like to watch my own movies - I fall asleep in my own movies."

"Don't talk it (shooting a scene) away, do it!"
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Salary
Analyze This (1999) $8,000,000 (USA)
Ronin (1998) $14,000,000 (USA)
Last Tycoon, The (1976) $200,000 + percentage of gross
Score, The (2001) $15,000,000
Meet the Parents (2000) $13,500,000

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Actor. (b. Aug. 17, 1943, New York City.) Arguably the most impressive actor working in films today, De Niro has managed to limn a whole gallery of fascinating, fully developed characters while exposing very little of himself. His willingness to submerge himself totally in any part-even to the point of physical metamorphosis-accounts for much of his success, but De Niro's passion, intensity, and animal magnetism come through in every film assignment he's undertaken, giving his screen performances a welcome consistency regardless of the role he's playing.

The son of New York artists, De Niro studied acting with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler and toiled, like many of their students, in off-Broadway theatrical productions. He made early screen appearances in Greetings (1968) and The Wedding Party (1969, but made in 1963), lowbudget films directed by Brian De Palma, and took roles in Hi, Mom!, Bloody Mama (both 1970), Jennifer on My Mind, Born to Win and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (all 1971) before getting plum roles in 1973's Bang the Drum Slowly (as a mentally deficient, terminally ill ballplayer) and Mean Streets (as an irresponsible street tough in his first film for director Martin Scorsese).

De Niro's breakthrough role was that of the young Vito Corleone in the flashback sequences of The Godfather, Part II (1974), which won him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and brought him to the attention of moviegoers, who were captivated by his mature, subtly nuanced performance. He carried a major film for the first time as charismatic movie producer Monroe Stahr in The Last Tycoon (1976), Elia Kazan's adaptation of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and riveted audiences as a borderline-psychotic cabbie with a messianic complex in Scorsese's harrowing Taxi Driver that same year, earning his first Best Actor nomination.

New York, New York (1977), Scorsese's uneven attempt to make a glamorous Hollywood musical (albeit one invested with his own contemporary sensibilities), paired De Niro with Liza Minnelli but just didn't come off. The Deer Hunter (1978), however, gave him a great (if somewhat enigmatic) character in the Pennsylvania steelworker who joins the Green Berets during the Vietnam War; his outstanding performance earned him critical raves and another Oscar nod.

Raging Bull (1980) reunited him with Scorsese. Cast as prizefighter Jake La Motta, De Niro threw himself into role preparation with his customary vigor, bulking up not only for the fight scenes, but gaining a full 40 pounds to play the middle-aged, out-of-shape La Motta as a cabaret owner. A masterpiece of naturalistic screen acting, his portrayal won him a Best Actor Oscar.

Even given the success he's achieved on his own, De Niro is at his best when teamed with Scorsese, who has a gift for eliciting jaw-dropping performances from his star, as witness The King of Comedy (1983, as wannabe comic Rupert Pupkin), GoodFellas (1990, as coldblooded gangster Jimmy Conway), and Cape Fear (1991, Oscar-nominated again as sadistic ex-con Max Cady).

De Niro eschews the conventional in his choice of roles; even in a buddy movie like Midnight Run (1988), he brings an added dimension to his parts. He's certainly not afraid to go over the top, as he did with tongue-in-cheek playing the sinister Louis Cyphre in Alan Parker's Angel Heart (1987) and as Chicago mob kingpin Al Capone in De Palma's The Untouchables (1987). And no one on the screen today can match him for depicting inner conflict, as he did so well in Jacknife (1989), playing a Vietnam vet whose eccentricity and corny humor mask a seri ously wounded psyche. It's precisely those traits that make him the most compulsively watchable male star currently working. After delivering a harrowing performance as a small-minded bully in This Boy's Life (1993), De Niro took the plunge and directed his first feature film (in which he also costarred), the well-received A Bronx Tale (also 1993). He then played the Creature in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) and reteamed with Scorsese-the eighth time-for Casino (1995).

OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1981: True Confessions 1984: Once Upon a Time in America, Falling in Love 1985: Brazil 1986: The Mission 1989: We're No Angels (also executive produced); 1990: Stanley & Iris, Awakenings (Oscar-nominated); 1991: Guilty by Suspicion, Backdraft 1992: Mistress (also coproduced), Night and the City 1993: Mad Dog and Glory

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