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Robert De Niro

Actor Robert De Niro
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Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: American actor, known for many roles including the young Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II", a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is also highly regarded for his role in the 1990 crime film "Goodfellas".

His longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese began with "Mean Streets", and later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film "Raging Bull". He earned nominations for "Taxi Driver" in 1976 and "Cape Fear" in 1991. Also received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's "The Deer Hunter" (1978), Penny Marshall's "Awakenings" (1990), and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012).

Born: August 17, 1943
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1997-06-17 Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

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