Basic Information About Robert De Niro
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Voice Actor, Television producer|
|Date of birth||1943-08-17 (80 years old)|
|Place of birth||Greenwich Village|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Characters prone to brutal violence and/or characters who are borderline psychotics|
Method acting, heavily studying his characters' backgrounds
Mole on his right cheek
Frequently works with Martin Scorsese and Joe Pesci.
Intense physical and mental preparation for roles
Distinctive New York accent
Often plays antiheroes and/or ambiguous, shifty characters
Often works with Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence
|Spouse||Grace Hightower - (17 June 1997 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)|
Diahnne Abbott - (28 April 1976 - 1988) (divorced) (2 children)
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Robert De Niro win?
Robert De Niro awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|National Film and Television Award - Best Performance in a Movie||Winner||Joker||2019|
|BEFTTA Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Deer Hunter||1978|
|Best Actor -||Winner||The Deer Hunter||1978|
|LEJA Award - Best Picture||Nominee||Bohemian Rhapsody||2019|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||Raging Bull||1981|
|David - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Nominee||Raging Bull||1981|
|Fotogramas de Plata - Best Foreign Movie Performer (Mejor intérprete extranjero)||Nominee||Raging Bull||1982|
|Golden Globe - Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Winner||Raging Bull||1981|
|Jupiter Award - Best International Actor||Nominee||Raging Bull||1980|
|NBR Award - Best Actor||Winner||Raging Bull||1980|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Winner||Raging Bull||1980|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Action Sequence||Nominee||Ronin||1999|
|David - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Nominee||Goodfellas||1991|
|Gold Derby Award - Ensemble of the Decade||Nominee||American Hustle||2020|
|Gold Derby Award - Ensemble Cast||Winner||American Hustle||2014|
|EDA Special Mention Award - Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest||Nominee||Dirty Grandpa||2017|
|Gotham Independent Film Award - Best Ensemble Performance||Nominee||Silver Linings Playbook||2012|
|ICP Award - Best Supporting Performance||Nominee||Silver Linings Playbook||2012|
|Chainsaw Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Frankenstein||1994|
|Golden Train Award - Best Actor||Winner||Once Upon a Time in America||1984|
|Sant Jordi - Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)||Winner||Once Upon a Time in America||1986|
|American Comedy Award - Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)||Nominee||Midnight Run||1989|
|ACCA - Best Cast Ensemble||Nominee||Casino||1995|
|Fotogramas de Plata - Best Foreign Movie Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)||Winner||Taxi Driver||1978|
|Golden Globe - Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama||Nominee||Taxi Driver||1977|
|LAFCA Award - Best Actor||Winner||Taxi Driver||1976|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Winner||Taxi Driver||1977|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Winner||Taxi Driver||1977|
|OFTA Film Hall of Fame - Character||Winner||Taxi Driver||2021|
|Sant Jordi - Best Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera)||Winner||Taxi Driver||1978|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||Cape Fear||1992|
|Felix - Best Actor||Nominee||Cape Fear||2012|
|David - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Nominee||Cape Fear||1992|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Nominee||Cape Fear||1992|
|Jupiter Award - Best International Actor||Winner||Cape Fear||1992|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance||Nominee||Cape Fear||1992|
|COFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|Gold Derby Award - Ensemble Cast||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|Creative Impact in Acting Award - Best Actor - Robert De Niro||Winner||The Irishman||2020|
|PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|SFCS Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Irishman||2020|
|Silver Ribbon - Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)||Nominee||The King of Comedy||1984|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance||Nominee||Meet the Parents||2001|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||Nominee||Meet the Parents||2001|
|Christopher Award - Film||Winner||About a Boy||2003|
|CFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Awakenings||1991|
|NBR Award - Best Actor||Winner||Awakenings||1990|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Awakenings||1991|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Winner||Awakenings||1990|
|EDA Special Mention Award - Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest||Nominee||Righteous Kill||2008|
Robert De Niro roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|The Comeback Trail||Max Barber|
|A Bronx Tale||Director|
|A Bronx Tale||Lorenzo|
|The Deer Hunter||Michael|
|The Untouchables||Al Capone|
|What Just Happened||Ben|
|Raging Bull||Jake La Motta|
|The War with Grandpa||Ed|
|American Hustle||Victor Tellegio (uncredited)|
|Shark Tale||Don Lino (voice)|
|Silver Linings Playbook||Pat Sr.|
|Dirty Grandpa||Dick Kelly|
|Frankenstein||Creature / Sharp Featured Man|
|The Godfather: Part II||Vito Corleone (as Robert DeNiro)|
|Once Upon a Time in America||Noodles|
|Midnight Run||Jack Walsh|
|Casino||Sam 'Ace' Rothstein|
|Limitless||Carl Van Loon|
|Taxi Driver||Travis Bickle (as Robert DeNiro)|
|Cape Fear||Max Cady|
|Jackie Brown||Louis Gara|
|The Irishman||Frank Sheeran|
|This Boy's Life||Dwight|
|The Family||Fred Blake / Giovanni Manzoni|
|The King of Comedy||Rupert Pupkin|
|Meet the Parents||Jack Byrnes|
|Meet the Fockers||Jack Byrnes|
|Little Fockers||Jack Byrnes|
|Cop Land||Moe Tilden|
|Angel Heart||Louis Cyphre|
|Men of Honor||Master Chief Billy Sunday|
|Mean Streets||Johnny Boy|
|The Good Shepherd||Director|
|The Good Shepherd||Bill Sullivan|
|Great Expectations||Prisoner / Lustig|
Robert De Niro's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|The Wedding Party (1969)||$50|
|Taxi Driver (1976)||$35,000|
|The Last Tycoon (1976)||$200,000 + percentage of gross|
|The Untouchables (1987)||$3,000,000|
|Midnight Run (1988)||$5,000,000|
|Stanley & Iris (1990)||$3,500,000|
|Analyze This (1999)||$8,000,000|
|Meet the Parents (2000)||$13,500,000|
|The Score (2001)||$15,000,000|
|Analyze That (2002)||$20,000,000|
|Meet the Fockers (2004)||$20,000,000|
|Little Fockers (2010)||$20,000,000|
Robert De Niro's Quotes
- It's important not to indicate. People don't try to show their feelings, they try to hide them.
- I don't like to watch my own movies--I fall asleep in my own movies.
- Don't talk it [shooting a scene] away, do it!
- Some people say that drama is easy, and comedy is hard. Not true. I've been making comedies the last couple of years, and it's nice. When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.
- [interview in Chicago Sun Times, 1/8/98] I think Hollywood has a class system. The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum. You've got to look at the whole studio structure. There's these guys. We call them suits. They have the power to okay a film. They're like your parents, going, "We have the money". But at the same time they say to us actors, "We love you. We can't do without you". You know, I've been around a long time. I've seen the suits run the asylum. I think I can do it as good or even better. Let me try it. That's why I have TriBeCa.
Robert De Niro: From Acting To Business
Robert De Niro is a legendary American actor, director, and producer born on August 14, 1943 in New York City. The son of Robert De Niro Sr, an expressionist painter, and Virginia Admiral, a painter, he built his career in the entertainment industry through hard work and dedication. De Niro’s parents divorced due to parental differences which left him to be raised by his mother in Greenwich Village.
Early Life and Education
De Niro discovered his passion for the arts at an early age. He made his stage debut at the age of 10 appearing as the Cowardly Lion in his school’s production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. At 16, Robert dropped out of school to study under famed coaches, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. Strasberg was also the head of the Actor’s Studio, which attracted many famous actors and aspiring ones, including De Niro.
De Niro had a modest start as an actor but later went on to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after performers due to his hard work and determination. With his first film role in ‘The Wedding Party’, directed by Brian De Palma, he would soon land bigger roles that would ultimately lead to him being compared with legends like Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in terms of sheer talent.
De Niro first worked with director Martin Scorsese on 1973’s ‘Mean Streets’ which marks the beginning of their highly-profitable creative collaboration that would span decades and result in some of both of their most excellent and iconic work. ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘The Godfather Part II’, ‘Raging Bull’ all are among the most memorable films he directed.
De Niro is famous for his method acting approach to every role he has portrayed in his illustrious career. For his role as Travis Bickle in 1976’s ‘Taxi Driver’, he drove taxis for weeks and watched the drivers’ behavior to understand the character precisely; for ‘The Godfather Part II’, he learned the Sicilian language; and finally, for his role in ‘Raging Bull,’ where he gained some serious muscle mass by putting on 60 pounds to accurately portray the over-the-hill prizefighter.
Throughout his film career, De Niro has received numerous plaudits for his work, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. De Niro has cemented himself a place above many other actors of his time. He is indeed one of the all-time great actors.
Robert De Niro is married to Grace Hightower, and together they have a son, Elliot. In recent years, their relationship became strained, and the couple separated. Deeply involved in philanthropic work, De Niro launched one of the country’s most successful film festivals, Tribeca Film Festival, and has invested heavily in properties throughout Lower Manhattan. He is also the co-founder of the culinary chain Nobu and owns multiple properties on both the East and West Sides of Manhattan.
Robert De Niro entered into various business ventures with an astute financial acumen. He co-founded Nobu restaurant in 1994 with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and producer Meir Teper in order to provide customers with exceptional Japanese cuisine while bringing “something more personal” to traditional dining. The success of the business venture led De Niro to build other restaurants around the world. Nobu now has 42 branches worldwide with several under development.
De Niro’s business empire has continuously generated a considerable amount of wealth, with the empire generating several hundred million dollars in revenue every year. In addition to this, film salaries and long-term contracts with production companies, studio residuals, and creative projects have been in abundance, keeping De Niro’s bank balance healthy.
What is Robert De Niro’s Net Worth and Salary?
According to filings during his divorce from Grace Hightower, Robert De Niro’s net worth is at least $500 million. Between 2004 and 2018, Robert’s earning was between $250 -$300 million with both film salaries and business dividends acting as the generators for that amount. As an award-winning actor, De Niro continuous contract work has also kept his net worth stable.
Robert De Niro’s notable achievements are many; he has won two Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and AFI awards. He has received lifetime achievement awards from both the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild. In 2017, he was honored with a Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award.
Robert De Niro has had a remarkable career in Hollywood as an actor, director, and producer, leaving his mark and legacy on the industry. He is one of the greatest natural talents that have ever graced the screen and has been rewarded for it continuously in his life.
Interesting Facts about Robert De Niro
- After marrying Diahnne Abbott he adopted her daughter Drena De Niro, Abbott's daughter from her previous marriage. Drena refuses to identify her biological father. He also has son Raphael De Niro born 1977with Abbott.
- Had a long-term relationship with fashion model Toukie Smith, sister of the late fashion designer Willi Smith. They have twins sons together.
- He married his second wife Grace Hightower in 1997, and she gave birth to their son, Elliot De Niro on March 18, 1998. In 1999, the couple renewed marriage vows at their Ulster County farm in New York's Catskill Mountains, but later that year De Niro filed for divorce. Their fallout continued into 2001 as a potential custody battle over their son, Elliott, heated up. However, the divorce was never finalized and they managed to smooth over their troubles. Their second child was born in December 2011 via surrogate.
- When he was a child, he was an avid reader of playwrights.
- Growing up in the Little Italy section of New York City, his nickname was "Bobby Milk" because he was so thin and as pale as milk.
- He turned down the role of Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). He was considered for the role of Josh Baskin in Penny Marshall's Was ik maar groot! (1988). He was offered the role of Sal the pizza shop owner in Do the Right Thing (1989), which he turned down.
- Son of painter Virginia Admiral and abstract expressionist Robert De Niro Sr.. Despite being raised Presbyterian, Virginia was an atheist for most of Robert's childhood. Robert Sr. was raised Catholic but was not religious in any way. After De Niro was born, his father Robert Sr. came out as a homosexual and eventually divorced Robert's mother.
- He formed his own production company, Tribeca Film Center (1989).
- In his 1980 Oscar acceptance speech, he thanked Joey LaMotta (brother of Jake LaMotta), who was at the time suing United Artists for the portrayal of him in Raging Bull (1980).
- After being caught up in a Paris prostitution ring investigation, he, denying any involvement, vowed never to return to France again (1998).
- Although he is sometimes referred to as an Italian-American actor, De Niro is actually one quarter Italian in ancestry. His father was of half Italian and half Irish descent. His mother was of Dutch, English, German, French and Irish ancestry on her own father's side, and of German ancestry on her own mother's side. Robert was quite close to his Italian paternal grandfather, whom he visited frequently in Syracuse, New York when he was young. De Niro has stated that he identifies "more with [his] Italian side". He was inducted into the Italian-American Hall of Fame (2002).
- He is the second actor to receive an Academy Award for portraying Vito Corleone. He and Marlon Brando were the first two actors to receive an Academy Award for playing the same character.
- He first discovered his love for acting at age 10 when he portrayed the Cowardly Lion in a local production of "The Wizard of Oz". He dropped out of high school to join a gang.
- Formerly held the World Record for Most Weight Gained for a Movie, in gaining over 60 pounds for his role in Raging Bull (1980). But seven years later, Vincent D'Onofrio eclipsed him in gaining 70 pounds for his role in Full Metal Jacket (1987).
- Three movies (at least) that De Niro has appeared in have the song "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones noticeably featured in the soundtrack: Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995) and The Fan (1996).
- Ranked #78 in Premiere magazine's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
- In 1993, he was tapped to star as Enzo Ferrari in the film "Ferrari", which was budgeted at $65 million (U.S.) and had Michael Mann attached as director. The project fell through.
- He organized the first Tribeca Film Festival in May 2002. He intended to revitalize the Lower Manhattan area after the September 11 attacks.
- Has said that Meryl Streep is his favorite actress to work with.
- He was voted as the best actor of all time at FilmFour.com (2002).