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The Movie That Made Robert De Niro Bankable

29 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Film critic Glenn Kenny's entry in Phaidon/Cahiers Du Cinema's Anatomy of an Actor book series looks at ten key Robert De Niro roles, including the one that helped moved him from big-a Actor to movie star. In this excerpt from Kenny's book, on sale today, he looks at Midnight Run. In 1975, when Robert De Niro was shooting Taxi Driver, the actor’s then-agent Harry Ufland told a journalist, “Bob will never be a movie star. He is an actor. He is just not seduced by glamour.” By the middle of the 1980s, Ufland’s prediction was still holding true. In its November 1988 issue, the New York–centric humor/satire magazine Spy published a piece titled “The Unstoppables,” which outlined how the most talked-about actors in the culture were, by and large, not people who made movies that made a lot of money; hence, not "movie stars." De Niro »

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