In the past, the directorial debuts of Hollywood A-listers have traditionally served as an opportunity to make character-driven films which are more intimate in nature and scope (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Ordinary People, Little Man Tate). Even Mel Gibson scaled it back to make the thoughtful and moving The Man Without A Face before going bringing out the bombast with Braveheart.
Robert De Niro’s first venture into the director’s chair also presents an example of an actor choosing to tell a smaller, personal tale, this time in an environment which was (literally) close to home for him.
Written by co-star Chazz Palminteri (who adapted it from his successful off-Broadway one-man play) it’s clear to see why De Niro had an affinity towards this material. Although born in the bohemian Greenwich Village area of New York, the world of A Bronx Tale is familiar territory to the actor, »
- Adam Lowes
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