Another Friday and a new installment in this weekly series. This week actor Robert De Niro. He was born on August 17, 1943 and didn’t start acting in 1963 (although the movie wasn’t released until 1969). His career really started in 1973. It didn’t take long for him to appear in a big movie though as he starred as Vito Corleone in the second Godfather movie in 1974, for which he won an Oscar. Now that’s a good start of your career.
He appeared in close to 90 movies, so picking out a favorite for this actor is going to be a tough one.
Now I think most of you agree that De Niro’s movie choices have been great the last couple of years. There was a time when you could blindly go into one of his movies and know it was going to be great, but it seems that time is behind us. As for picking out a favorite, it’s almost impossible and I’ve decided that I really can’t and will narrow it down to 5 roles. I loved him in Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Heat and Cape Fear.
What is your favorite Robert de Niro role?