15. He is an American actor, director and producer.
14. Born Robert De Niro Jr. on August 17, 1943 in New York, New York.
13. Actor Robert De Niro brings to life some of the most abrasive, troubled, and troubling characters in cinema.
12. The son of painter Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro, Sr., also a painter and sculpter.
11. He quit high school at age 16 to pursue acting. He studied under Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. De Niro was enrolled at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in New York.
10. Became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking mainly a foreign language, in this case, multiple Sicilian dialects in The Godfather Part II.
9. De Niro is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and vocally supported Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, and Obama in 2008.
8. He has been married twice and has 5 children, including twins with ex-model Toukie Smith that were conceived in 1995 by in vitro fertilization.
7. In 1998, he was questioned for nine hours by French authorities for his possible involvement in a prostitution ring.
6. Bobby D. shares a birthday with friend and occasional co-star Sean Penn.
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5. He has said on multiple occasions that Meryl Streep is his favorite actress to work with.
4. Bobby D. is a cancer survivor—he underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 2003 and has been in remission ever since.
3. De Niro also narrated 9/11, a documentary about the September 11, 2001 attacks, shown on CBS and centering on video footage made by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, that focused on the role of firefighters following the attacks.
2. A life-long New Yorker, De Niro has been investing in the TriBeCa neighborhood of lower Manhattan since the late 1980’s. Besides co-founding the film studio TriBeCa Productions, he is also the creator of the TriBeCa Film Festival.
1. De Niro’s brand of method acting includes employing whatever extreme tactic he feels is necessary to elicit the best performance from those with whom he is working.
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