Robert de Niro

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This assignment will focus on the life of Robert de Niro. Robert de Niro he is American and was born 17.08.1943 in New York. He is an actor, director and producer. His father was Italian and Irish and his mother was of English, German, French and Dutch ancestry. De Niro’s parents divorced when he was three years old. De Niro attended PS41 a public elementary school in Manhatan through the sixth grade and then went to the private Elisabeth Irvin High School. For the seventh and eight grades he began high school at the private Mcburney School but never graduated. The direction of his future had already determined by his stage debut at age ten playing the Cowardly Lion in his school’s production of Wizard of Oz.…show more content…
” monologue. The role of Travis Bickle earned him his first Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor. In 1978 De Niro played Michael Vronsky in the acclaimed Vietnam War film The Deer Hunter for which he was nominated for Best Actor in a leading role. Fearing he become typecast in mob roles De Niro began expanding into occasional comedic roles in the mid of 80’s and has had much success there as well with such films as Brazil (1985), the hit action-comedy Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999), Meet The Parents (2000) and Meet The Fockers (2004) both opposite Ben Stiller. In 1997 he re-teamed with Harvey Keitel and ray Lliotta along with Sylvester Stallone in the crime drama Cop Land. De Niro played a supporting role taking a back seat to Stallone, Keitel, Lliotta. In 1993 he also starred in This Boys Life featuring then rising child actors Leonardo di Caprio and Tobey Maguire. Around this time he was offered the role Mitch Leary in In The Line Of Fire opposite Clint Eastwood. However due to scheduling conflicts with A Bronx Tale he turned the role down in favor of John Malkovich who himself received an Academy
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