Robert De Niro
Actor, Director, Art director, Producer, Executive producer
Born: New York City, New York, USA
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. fondly known as Bobby Milk and professionally known as Robert De Niro made his debut as an actor in the film A Greetings (1968). It was in 1973 he gained recognition as an actor with the movie Bang the Drum Slowly which gave him stardom. There was no turning back after that and Robert De Niro at present is considered a very bankable star. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Mean Streets which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Robert De Niros career so far are Greetings (1968), Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), Mean Streets (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Brazil (1985), The Mission (1986), Midnight Run (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Awakenings (1990), Cape Fear (1991), This Boys Life (1993), A Bronx Tale (1993), Heat (1995), Casino (1995), Wag the Dog (1997), Analyze This (1999), Meet the Parents (2000), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Joker (2019), and The Irishman (2019) to name a few. Robert De Niro son of painters Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr was born on August 17, 1943, in Manhattan borough of New York City. He did his schooling at PS 41, a public elementary school in Manhattan, through the sixth grade. He later went to Elisabeth Irwin High School, the upper school of the Little Red School House, for the seventh and eighth grades. He was then accepted into the High School of Music and Art for the ninth grade, but only attended for a short time before transferring to a public junior high school: IS 71, Charles Evans Hughes Junior High School. De Niro attended high school at McBurney School and then later, Rhodes Preparatory School and he then dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue acting. In 2009, he received the Kennedy Center Honor and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama.
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