Italian Gangster. Irish Gangster. Jewish Gangster. Champion Boxer. Crime Mafioso. Bank Robber. Racist Navy General. Unstable Taxi Driver. Casino Chairman. Abusive Stepfather. Tattooed Psychopath. Hilarious Comic. Hospitalized Catatonic Patient. Prisoner of War Survivor. Incredibly skilled Oscar Winner. Inspirational pursuit of perfection with continuous curiousity. Man of few spoken words, but millions of messages. Living Legend. Robert De Niro.
Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.