Robert De Niro

Biography: A legendary actor who will forever be associated with some of the greatest films ever made, Robert De Niro has assured his place in entertainment history.
Born in Greenwich Village to artistically inclined parents, De Niro discovered his love of acting at the age of ten years old when he played the Cowardly Lion in a local production of The Wizard of Oz. Robert dropped out of high school when he was sixteen years old to study theatre at the Stella Adler Conservatory. After cutting his acting teeth in several off-Broadway plays, he was cast by upcoming director Brian De Palma for his film, The Wedding Party. Although the film was shot in 1963, it was only released in 1969. In the meantime, De Niro continued to hone his acting skills on stage.
After several minor films, Robert co-starred in the baseball c, Bang the Drum Slowly alongside Michael Moriarty in 1973. Later that same year, he collaborated for the first time with director Martin Scorsese in the crime-drama Mean
Streets. The relationship between De Niro and Scorsese would become one of the most successful actor/director pairing of all time, leading to a total of eight highly acclaimed film efforts, including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and the unforgettable Goodfellas.
After learning many of the cinematic "tricks of the trade" from Scorsese and having a creative eye of his own, De Niro tried his hand at directing himself. His first effort, A Bronx Tale, saw him divide his attention behind and in front of the camera. The result was a well received and commercially successful film which he referred to as his proudest professional achievement. Although his effort was a resounding success, Robert found the pressures involved in directing a major motion picture was far greater than acting in one. He said that he would not be in any hurry to try his hand at directing again anytime soon. He was true to his word. His second directorial effort came thirteen years after A Bronx Tale. When The Good Sheppard was released in 2006, it was met with good but not stellar reviews.
A very private man in his personal life, he usually shuns the limelight. He will lend his name to draw attention to causes he feels are worthwhile, such as the 9/11 documentary (which he narrated) or to help the political campaigns of people he feels strongly about, such as former Vice-President Al Gore in 2000 and Senator Barack Obama in 2008.
He and his second wife, Grace Hightower, live in Manhattan with their son, Elliot (born in 1998). Robert has several other children by previous relationships. With his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, he has a son, Raphael, and an adoptive daughter, Drena. He also has twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrick with his former girlfriend, Toukie Smith.
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Robert De Niro's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 93 Taxi Driver (re-release)
Lowest Metascore: 22 New Year's Eve
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 63
  2. Negative: 17 out of 63
63 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
89 Goodfellas Sep 1, 1990 James 'Jimmy' Conway 9.2
80 The Godfather: Part II Dec 12, 1974 Vito Corleone 9.1
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 9.0
80 A Bronx Tale Sep 23, 1993 Director / Producer / Lorenzo Anello 8.8
93 Taxi Driver (re-release) Jan 5, 2005 Travis Bickle 8.7
76 Heat Dec 15, 1995 Neil McCauley 8.7
66 Stardust Aug 10, 2007 Captain Shakespeare 8.5
92 Raging Bull Nov 14, 1980 Jake La Motta 8.5
73 Casino Nov 22, 1995 Sam 'Ace' Rothstein 8.4
68 Marvin's Room Dec 18, 1996 Producer / Dr. Wally 8.4
64 Stage Beauty Oct 8, 2004 Producer 8.3
60 This Boy's Life Apr 9, 1993 Dwight Hansen 8.3
74 Awakenings Dec 20, 1990 Leonard Lowe 8.3
81 Silver Linings Playbook Nov 16, 2012 Cast / Pat Solitano Sr. / Pat Sr. 8.3
88 Brazil Dec 18, 1985 Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle / Harry Tuttle 8.2
71 Mad Dog and Glory Mar 5, 1993 Wayne 'Mad Dog' Dobie 8.2
73 The Deer Hunter Dec 8, 1978 Michael 8.1
78 Midnight Run Jul 20, 1988 Jack Walsh 8.1
75 About a Boy May 17, 2002 Producer 7.8
73 Cape Fear Nov 13, 1991 Producer / Max Cady 7.8
64 Jackie Brown Dec 25, 1997 Louis Gara 7.7
49 Sleepers Oct 18, 1996 Father Bobby 7.7
tbd Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Dec 15, 2011 Himself 7.6
90 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Victor Tellegio 7.5
53 Rent Nov 23, 2005 Producer 7.4
56 Men of Honor Nov 10, 2000 Chief 'Billy' Sunday 7.4
38 Backdraft May 24, 1991 Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale 7.4
47 Everybody's Fine Dec 4, 2009 Frank Goode 7.3
67 Ronin Sep 25, 1998 Sam 7.3
59 Limitless Mar 18, 2011 Carl Van Loon 7.3
73 Wag the Dog Dec 25, 1997 Producer / Conrad Brean 7.2
64 Cop Land Aug 15, 1997 Moe Tilden 7.2
71 The Score Jul 13, 2001 Nick Wells 7.0
73 Meet the Parents Oct 6, 2000 Producer / Jack Byrnes 7.0
55 Great Expectations Jan 30, 1998 Prisoner/Lustig 6.9
61 The Good Shepherd Dec 22, 2006 Director / Producer / Bill Sullivan 6.7
61 Analyze This Mar 5, 1999 Paul Vitti 6.7
60 Machete Sep 3, 2010 Sen. John McLaughlin / Senator John McLaughlin / Senator McLaughlin 6.7
70 Public Enemies Jul 1, 2009 Executive Producer 6.5
48 Last Vegas Nov 1, 2013 Paddy / Paddy 6.5
35 Grudge Match Dec 25, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen / Billy 'The Kid' McGuigan 6.5
50 Flawless Nov 24, 1999 Producer / Walt Koontz 6.4
50 City by the Sea Sep 6, 2002 Vincent LaMarca 6.4
42 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Fred Blake / Fred Blake/Giovanni Manzoni 6.4
58 Stone Oct 8, 2010 Jack / Jack Mabry 6.3
35 Hide and Seek Jan 28, 2005 David Callaway 6.2
53 Being Flynn Mar 2, 2012 Jonathan / Jonathan 6.0
28 The Bag Man Feb 28, 2014 Cast / Dragna / Dragna 5.9
44 Killer Elite Sep 23, 2011 Hunter 5.7
32 The Fan Aug 16, 1996 Gil Renard 5.6
41 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Producer / Jack Byrnes 5.5
36 Red Lights Jul 13, 2012 Simon Silver / Simon Silver 5.5
25 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Jun 10, 2005 Archbishop Of Peru 5.4
36 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Jun 30, 2000 Producer / Fearless Leader 5.2
48 Shark Tale Oct 1, 2004 Don Lino 5.1
34 15 Minutes Mar 9, 2001 Detective Eddie Flemming 5.0
36 Righteous Kill Sep 12, 2008 Tom 'Turk' Cowan 4.8
22 New Year's Eve Dec 9, 2011 Harry 4.8
24 Godsend Apr 30, 2004 Richard Wells 4.6
37 Analyze That Dec 6, 2002 Paul Vitti 4.5
32 Showtime Mar 15, 2002 Det. Mitch Preston 4.5
27 Little Fockers Dec 22, 2010 Producer / Jack Byrnes 4.2
28 The Big Wedding Apr 26, 2013 Don Griffin / Don / Don Griffin 4.1
27 Killing Season Jul 12, 2013 Benjamin Ford / Benjamin Ford 4.0