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Robert De Niro is known as an American Oscar-winning actor. He is most famous for his roles in 'Taxi Driver,' 'The Godfather: Part II,' 'Raging Bull,' and 'Heat'.

Background and Age

Robert De Niro Jr. was born on August 17, 1943, in New York City. His folks were both regarded artists who had met while going to Hans Hoffman's acclaimed Provincetown painting classes. His mom, Virginia Admiral, was a cerebral and talented painter, a Berkeley graduate who made a huge name for herself during the 1940s and '50s New York art scene. His father, Robert De Niro Sr., was a painter, stone carver and artist whose work got high praise. Known as the "brilliant couple" of the New York art circle, Virginia and Robert Sr. split ways in 1945, when youthful Robert was just two years of age. As his father remained independently dedicated to his art, De Niro was raised basically by his mom, who took on work as a typesetter and printer so as to help her child.

A brilliant and vigorous youngster, Robert De Niro was enamored with going to films with his father when they bonded. He was particularly taken with movies featuring Swedish actress Greta Garbo. De Niro's mom worked part-time as a typist and copyeditor for Maria Picator's Dramatic Workshop, and as part of her pay, De Niro was permitted to take children's acting classes for nothing.

Married,Wife and Kids

De Niro married actress Diahnne Abbott in 1976. The couple had one child before separating from 12 years after their union in 1988. De Niro then had an involved romantic acquaintance with model Toukie Smith that produced twin children in 1995. At that point in 1997, De Niro married Grace Hightower, with whom he has one child.

Career and Net Worth

In 1974 De Niro built up himself as one the country's best actors with his Academy Award-winning depiction of Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II, a role for which he figured out how to speak Sicilian. After two years, De Niro conveyed the most chilling performance of his career, playing wrathful cabbie Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver along with Jodie Foster. He kept on demonstrating his gigantic ability as a dramatic actor in 1978's The Deer Hunter.

In a big move, Martin Scorsese revived his film partnership with Robert De Niro for the Netflix film The Irishman. The huge film maxed out Netflix's financial limit with production expenses of over $140 million. Most of the funds were utilized to de-age a significant number of its actors including De Niro. The trailer was released in July 2019.

Date modified: May 26, 2020
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