- NAME: Robert De Niro
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director
- BIRTH DATE: August 17, 1943 (Age: 69)
- EDUCATION: High School of Music and Art, P.S. 41, Stella Adler Conservatory (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), The Actors Studio
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Robert De Niro Jr.
- AKA: Robert De Niro
- Nickname: "Bobby Milk"
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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Legendary award-winning actor Robert De Niro has starred in such films as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II and Silver Linings Playbook.
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After the September 11th attacks Robert De Niro launched the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to revitalize lower Manhattan.
After turning down a role in the first Godfather film, Robert De Niro was given the chance to play a young Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II" putting himself on the road to major Hollywood success.
After his Oscar winning portrayal of young Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II" Robert De Niro took on the role of crazed taxi driver Travis Bickle.
After convincing director Martin Scorsese to make the film, Robert De Niro donned his boxing gloves to give one of his most revered performances to date in "Raging Bull."
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De Niro continued to switch between comedic and serious roles over the next few years, reuniting with Billy Crystal for Analyze That in 2002, and starring in the spy thriller The Good Shepherd with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in 2006. In 2009, he starred in the drama Everybody's Fine.
Now approaching his 70s,
De Niro shows no signs of slowing down. He gave an Academy Award-nominated performance in 2012's Silver Linings Playbook, playing the father of a mentally troubled son (Bradley Cooper), and appeared in the comedy The Big Wedding with Diane Keaton and Katherine Heigl the following year. Later projects include the thriller Killing Season with John Travolta, and the comedy Last Vegas with Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.
Robert De Niro married actress Diahnne Abbott in 1976. The couple had one son before divorcing 12 years later, in 1988. De Niro then had a long relationship with model Toukie Smith that produced twin sons in 1995. In 1997, De Niro married Grace Hightower, with whom he has one son.
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