Robert De Niro

Biography: A legendary actor revered for his searing screen portrayals of gangsters and other intense characters, De Niro became a star because of his association with three Italian-American directors: Brian De Palma, Francis Ford Coppola and particularly Martin Scorsese. In the '60s, the Stella Adler-trained actor got his start in a trio of now quite dated anti-establishment flicks helmed by De Palma: Greetings, The Wedding Party and Hi, Mom! In 1973, he earned raves as a street tough in Scorsese's Mean Streets, the first of their eight collaborations. And the next year he essayed his true breakthrough role, the young Vito Corleone in Coppola's Godfather II, a performance that snagged De Niro his first Oscar. But it was his relationship with Scorsese---a fellow native New Yorker---that would be his most fruitful. Whether playing a washed-up boxer (Raging Bull, which earned him a second Academy Award), an unhinged cabbie (Taxi Driver) or a wannabe late-night talk-show host (The King ofA legendary actor revered for his searing screen portrayals of gangsters and other intense characters, De Niro became a star because of his association with three Italian-American directors: Brian De Palma, Francis Ford Coppola and particularly Martin Scorsese. In the '60s, the Stella Adler-trained actor got his start in a trio of now quite dated anti-establishment flicks helmed by De Palma: Greetings, The Wedding Party and Hi, Mom! In 1973, he earned raves as a street tough in Scorsese's Mean Streets, the first of their eight collaborations. And the next year he essayed his true breakthrough role, the young Vito Corleone in Coppola's Godfather II, a performance that snagged De Niro his first Oscar. But it was his relationship with Scorsese---a fellow native New Yorker---that would be his most fruitful. Whether playing a washed-up boxer (Raging Bull, which earned him a second Academy Award), an unhinged cabbie (Taxi Driver) or a wannabe late-night talk-show host (The King of Comedy), De Niro inhabited these varied sociopaths with intensity and honesty. In the '80s, he branched out into more whimsical fare---his unrecognizable turn as a plumber/terrorist in the satire Brazil, a delightfully over-the-top performance as Al Capone in The Untouchables---and even tried his hand at romance (the tepid Falling in Love). Although he presumably had his pick of projects, the star didn't always make the best choices (Backdraft, Guilty by Suspicion), but his collaborations with Scorsese were always worthwhile. In the '90s he branched out into producing and directing (A Bronx Tale) and as the decade wore on, he became well-known for his comic turns. He was hilarious as a psychiatrist-dependent mobster in Analyze This, and scored a monster hit with Meet the Parents, playing a retired CIA operative who hates his daughter's boyfriend. A longtime downtown New York resident, De Niro was personally devastated by the September 11, 2001, attacks, and the next year founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to help his beloved neighborhood get back on its feet. Despite his involvement in the fest, De Niro always found time to act, even directing his second feature, The Good Shepherd, in 2006. Off screen, De Niro is a successful restaurateur, owning several high-end eateries in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Expand

Robert De Niro's Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 96 Mean Streets
Lowest Metascore: 21 Dirty Grandpa
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 89
  2. Negative: 20 out of 89
89 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Comeback Trail Nov 13, 2020 Max Barber tbd
tbd The War with Grandpa Oct 9, 2020 Cast / Ed / Ed tbd
31 Artemis Fowl Jun 12, 2020 Executive Producer 2.7
94 The Irishman Nov 1, 2019 Producer / Frank Sheeran 8.1
59 Joker Oct 3, 2019 Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Murray Franklin / Murray Franklin tbd
49 Bohemian Rhapsody Nov 2, 2018 Producer 7.7
40 The Comedian Feb 3, 2017 Jackie / Jackie / Jackie Burke 5.2
54 Hands of Stone Aug 26, 2016 Ray Arcel / Ray Arcel 6.0
21 Dirty Grandpa Jan 22, 2016 Cast / Dick Kelly / Dick Kelly 4.0
56 Joy Dec 25, 2015 Cast / Rudy / Rudy Mangano / Rudy 6.5
37 Heist Nov 13, 2015 The Pope 6.4
51 The Intern Sep 25, 2015 Ben / Ben Whittaker 6.7
55 The Man Who Saved the World Sep 18, 2015 Himself 6.9
28 The Bag Man Feb 28, 2014 Cast / Dragna / Dragna 5.4
35 Grudge Match Dec 25, 2013 Cast / Cast / Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen / Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen / Billy 'The Kid' McGuigan / Billy 'The Kid' McGuigan 7.8
90 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Victor Tellegio 7.3
48 Last Vegas Nov 1, 2013 Paddy / Paddy 6.9
42 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Fred Blake / Fred Blake/Giovanni Manzoni 6.2
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.6
25 Killing Season Jul 12, 2013 Benjamin Ford / Benjamin Ford / Benjamin Ford / Benjamin Ford tbd
28 The Big Wedding Apr 26, 2013 Don Griffin / Don / Don Griffin 4.5
81 Silver Linings Playbook Nov 16, 2012 Cast / Cast / Pat Solitano Sr. / Pat Solitano Sr. / Pat Sr. / Pat Sr. tbd
36 Red Lights Jul 13, 2012 Simon Silver / Simon Silver 5.6
53 Being Flynn Mar 2, 2012 Jonathan / Jonathan 6.3
tbd Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Dec 15, 2011 Himself 7.6
22 New Year's Eve Dec 9, 2011 Harry / Harry tbd
44 Killer Elite Sep 23, 2011 Hunter 5.8
59 Limitless Mar 18, 2011 Carl Van Loon / Carl Van Loon 7.4
27 Little Fockers Dec 22, 2010 Producer / Jack Byrnes 6.8
58 Stone Oct 8, 2010 Jack / Jack / Jack Mabry / Jack Mabry tbd