15 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Robert De Niro

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15 Things you probably don’t know about Robert De Niro

Today we concentrated our attention on one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, and we put together some amazing facts about him. Here are the 15 things you probably don’t know about Robert De Niro!

Over the years De Niro played some bad ass roles, that brought him the notoriety that he has today, in films such as Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and many others.

Nobody can contest his talent and dedication, and all the work that he put together, turned him into a living legend.

This year he turns the honorable age of 72, so in honor of that, we prepared to you these extraordinary facts, in our today, famous people topic. Please enjoy the 15 things you probably don’t know about Robert De Niro!

1. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese collaborated on eight films

Their chemistry on the movie set is perfect, that is why their collaboration brought us that many films, such as Taxi Driver, Casino, Mean Streets, Cape Fear, New York, New York, Raging Bull and The King of Comedy.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorese; via www.miramax.com

2. As a child he had a terrible nickname

He grew up in Little Italy, New York, and all the kids called him “Bobby Milk” because he was so pale.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro; via www.huffingtonpost.com

3. He first got in love with acting in school

His first role was the Cowardly Lion in the school production of The Wizard Of Oz, and since then, he knew that acting, is what he wanna do for the rest of his life.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro; via www.brothersoft.com

4. Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando have a great thing in common

They are the only people in the history of cinematography, who won an Oscar for playing the exact same role, Vito Corleone.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro as Vito Corleon; via www.highdefdiscnews.com

5. He is very dedicated for his roles

It was necessary to gain 60 pounds, to fit perfectly for the role in Raging Bull, by eating ice cream and spaghetti. Sounds perfect to me!

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro in Raging Bull; via www.goodbadaverage.com

6. He turned down a pretty important role

He refused to play the role of Frank Costello, which later was given to Jack Nicholson.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello; via www.movieretrospect.blogspot.com

7. The famous mirror scene in Taxi Driver was improvised

The only thing that was written on the script was “Travis looks in the mirror”, but he improvised and made an incredible and notorious scene.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver; via www.filmmaking.evasivecreative.com

8. The famous restaurant scene in Heat was not rehearsed

De Niro said that the unfamiliarity between him and Al Pacino would seem more genuine, and he refused any rehearsal.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
De Niro and Al Pacino in Heat; via www.movpins.com

9. The F word was omnipresent in the majority of his films

In Raging Bull, the F word can be heard 114 times, in Goodfellas 296 times, but Casino holds the record with 428 times.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro in Casino; via www.bitchinfilmreviews.com

10. His first film as a director was A Bronx Tale

A great directorial debut, and a great film, which by the way, was dedicated to his father.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro in A Bronx Tale; via www.tumblr.com

11. He received only $35,ooo for the role in Taxi Driver

Despite the fact that he was Oscar nominated for the part, he only received some crumbs. For the role in Little Fockers, he got $20 million. Pretty unfair, right?

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
De Niro in Little Fockers; via www.goodfilmguide.co.uk

12. He was the last person who saw John Belushi alive

He went to see him at 3 AM, but he leaved shortly after he found that Belushi was jacked with cocaine and heroin. After that he was found dead from an overdose.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
John Belushi; via www.who2.com

13. He owns several restaurants

Probably the best chance for you to meet him, is at his favorite restaurant, Tribeca Grill in New York, which is decorated with his father’s paintings.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Tribeca Grill; via www.adashofcinema.com

14. He appeared in almost 100 movies

Till this day at the age of 71, he managed to play in 90 movies, and we sincerely hope to reach at least 100.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
De Niro; via www.moviefancentral.com

15. A song was dedicated to Robert De Niro

The song is called “Robert De Niro’s Waiting” and it was writen by Bananarama.

Things you probably don't know about Robert De Niro
Bananarama; via www.flickr.com

This concludes out today’s article, about 15 things you probably don’t know about Robert De Niro, and i hope you enjoyed it!

So, what is you favorite film featuring Robert De Niro? For more opinions, leave them in the comment section below!

If you liked the article, check out: BEST ROBERT DE NIRO MOVIES | TOP 10

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