Robert De Niro was born on 17th August 1943 in Manhattan. He is a producer and an actor in America who has been seen in more than 100 movies. His mother’s name is Virginia Admiral who is a poet and a painter. His father’s name is Robert De Niro Sr. who is a sculptor and a painter. His father is half Italian and half Irish. His mother is half German. His parents met at a painting class in Provincetown. However, they got divorced when he was 3 years old. His father announced that he was gay and that’s why they went for divorce.
His mother raised him. His father stayed nearby and hence he has spent a lot of time with him. He went to PS 14 School in Manhattan. He went to Stella Adler Conservatory to study acting. Apart from that he went to Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio.
He got role in his first film at the age of 20 years in the movie “The Wedding party” in the year 1963. However the movie was released in the year 1969. In 1970, he was seen in the movie named as “Bloody Mama”. He rose to fame with his movie “Bang the Drum slowly” in the year 1973. He played the role of a small- time criminal in the movie “Mean Streets”. He played the role of younger Vito Corleone in the movie “The Godfather Part II” which came in the year 1974. He won the Academy Award in the category “Best Supporting Actor” for his performance in the movie. In 1976, he was seen in the movie “Taxi Driver”. Then he was seen in “New York City” in the year 1977.
In the year 1978, he was seen in the movie “The Deer Hunter” which was based on Vietnam War. He was also nominated for Best Actor award for the movie. Afterthat he has been seen in various comedy films like “Meet the Parents” which came in 2000. He was the Jury President for the “15th International Moscow Film Festival” in the year 1987. In 1993, he was seen in the movie. He played the role of Billy Sunday in the movie “Men of Honor” in the year 2000. He hosted the documentary named as 9/11 in the year 2002. This was based upon the 9/11 attacks. He was seen in the movie “The Good Shepherd” in the year 2006. He also directed the movie.
He got married to his first wife in the year 1976. The couple went ahead for a divorce in the year 1988. They have a son together. He adopted the daughter of his first wife’s daughter from a previous relationship. He has twin sons from his relationship with Toukie Smith. He married his second wife in the year 1997. Their first kid was born in the year 1998. However they separated in 1998. They renewed their vows in 2004. He has co-founded the restaurant in “The Greenwich Hotel”. He is very famous and his biography on all the major websites.
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