Robert De Niro

Actor + Director
Born Aug 17, 1943

Robert De Niro 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 for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on August 17, 1943.


1963 19 Years Old De Niro's first film role came at the age of 20, when he appeared in Brian De Palma's 1963 film The Wedding Party, but the film was not released until 1969. … Read More


1976 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1976, De Niro appeared in 1900, Bernardo Bertolucci's biographical exploration of life in Italy before World War II, seen through the eyes of two Italian childhood friends at the opposite sides of society's hierarchy. … Read More


1987 43 Years Old In 1987, De Niro was the President of the Jury at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival. … Read More


1995 51 Years Old De Niro has twin sons Aaron Kendrick and Julian Henry de Niro conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995, from a long relationship with former model Toukie Smith.
1997 53 Years Old In 1997, De Niro married his second wife, actress Grace Hightower, at their Marbletown home. Their son Elliot was born in 1998 and the couple split in 1999. The divorce was never finalized and in 2004 they renewed their vows. … Read More
1998 54 Years Old 1 More Event
During a film shoot in France in February 1998, De Niro was questioned as a witness about the Bourgeois prostitution ring. … Read More
2000 56 Years Old In 2000, he vocally supported Al Gore in the presidential election.


2004 60 Years Old De Niro publicly supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. … Read More
2008 64 Years Old On February 4, 2008, De Niro supported Obama at a rally at the Izod Center in New Jersey before Super Tuesday.
2011 67 Years Old …  In 2011, De Niro was the President of the Jury for the 64th Cannes Film Festival. … Read More
2012 68 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 19, 2012, De Niro and his wife held a fundraiser for President Obama's re-election campaign.
2016 72 Years Old 1 More Event
De Niro announced on March 25, 2016 that his son, Elliot, has autism and that explained his interest in its causes and treatment. … Read More
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