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: 29 out of 64
  2. Negative: 17 out of 64
64 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Joy Dec 25, 2015 Cast tbd
tbd Dirty Grandpa Dec 25, 2015 Cast tbd
28 The Bag Man Feb 28, 2014 Cast / Dragna / Dragna 6.0
35 Grudge Match Dec 25, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen / Billy 'The Kid' McGuigan 6.4
90 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Victor Tellegio 7.5
48 Last Vegas Nov 1, 2013 Paddy / Paddy 6.6
42 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Fred Blake / Fred Blake/Giovanni Manzoni 6.1
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.3
25 Killing Season Jul 12, 2013 Benjamin Ford / Benjamin Ford 4.2
28 The Big Wedding Apr 26, 2013 Don Griffin / Don / Don Griffin 4.1
81 Silver Linings Playbook Nov 16, 2012 Cast / Pat Solitano Sr. / Pat Sr. 8.4
36 Red Lights Jul 13, 2012 Simon Silver / Simon Silver 5.4
53 Being Flynn Mar 2, 2012 Jonathan / Jonathan 6.2
tbd Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Dec 15, 2011 Himself 7.6
22 New Year's Eve Dec 9, 2011 Harry 4.8
44 Killer Elite Sep 23, 2011 Hunter 5.8
59 Limitless Mar 18, 2011 Carl Van Loon 7.3
27 Little Fockers Dec 22, 2010 Producer / Jack Byrnes 4.4
58 Stone Oct 8, 2010 Jack / Jack Mabry 6.1
60 Machete Sep 3, 2010 Sen. John McLaughlin / Senator John McLaughlin / Senator McLaughlin 6.7
47 Everybody's Fine Dec 4, 2009 Frank Goode 7.3
70 Public Enemies Jul 1, 2009 Executive Producer 6.5
36 Righteous Kill Sep 12, 2008 Tom 'Turk' Cowan 4.8
66 Stardust Aug 10, 2007 Captain Shakespeare 8.5
61 The Good Shepherd Dec 22, 2006 Director / Producer / Bill Sullivan 6.6
53 Rent Nov 23, 2005 Producer 7.4
25 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Jun 10, 2005 Archbishop Of Peru 5.4
35 Hide and Seek Jan 28, 2005 David Callaway 6.8
93 Taxi Driver (re-release) Jan 5, 2005 Travis Bickle 8.5
41 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Producer / Jack Byrnes 5.5