Robert De Niro Got Sent Pipe Bomb on His First Day of Filming ‘Joker’

Robert De Niro Got Sent Pipe Bomb on His First Day of Filming ‘Joker’
Robert De Niro was in the news last fall after a suspicious package containing a pipe bomb was sent to his Tribeca production office in New York City on October 25. The incident made national headlines, but one thing not known until now was that the explosive device arrived on the same day De Niro was set to begin filming his supporting role in the Warner Bros. tentpole “Joker.” The film’s director Todd Phillips revealed the detail to Empire magazine and said that the pipe bomb did not stop De Niro from fulfilling his commitment to the comic book movie.

“We had FBI guys showing up to search the set,” Phillips said. “And I thought, ‘Oh god, what’s he gonna be like?’ And he comes in like it’s nothing, just ready to rock, knew his shit. He’s amazing.”

Phillips has been vocal about using De Niro’s
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