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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
6. He turned down a pretty important role
He refused to play the role of Frank Costello, which later was given to Jack Nicholson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
15. A song was dedicated to Robert De Niro
The song is called “Robert De Niro’s Waiting” and it was writen by Bananarama.
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!
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