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5 Biographical Movies |
8 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
15 Interviews |
41 Articles |
12 Pictorials |
128 Magazine Cover Photos |
Robert De Niro Jr. | Robâto De Nîro | Bobby DeNiro | Robert DeNiro | Robert Denero
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You're in a conversation and everybody's agreeing with what you're saying -- even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don't want to hear.
Although he is sometimes referred to as an Italian-American actor, De Niro is actually one quarter Italian in ancestry. His father was of half Italian and half Irish descent. His mother was of Dutch, English, Irish, French, and German ancestry on her own father's side, and of German ancestry on her own mother's side. Robert was quite close to his Italian paternal grandfather, whom he visited ...
Often played characters that were prone to brutal violence and/or characters who were borderline psychotics.