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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


1974 30 Years Old …  In 1974, after being turned down for the role of Sonny Corleone in the crime film The Godfather (1972), he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
1976 32 Years Old De Niro married his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, in 1976; they have a son, Raphael, a former actor who works in New York real estate. De Niro also adopted Abbott's daughter from a previous relationship. They divorced in 1988.
1980 36 Years Old De Niro's longtime collaboration with Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. … 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
1990 46 Years Old His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's crime film Goodfellas (1990) earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1990. … Read More


1995 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 54 Years Old In 1998, he lobbied Congress against impeaching President Bill Clinton. … Read More
2000 56 Years Old De Niro is a resolute supporter of the Democratic Party, and vocally supported Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election.
2003 59 Years Old De Niro has also received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003 and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010.


2004 60 Years Old De Niro publicly supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
2006 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 2006, he received the Italian nationality. … Read More
2009 65 Years Old On April 27, 2009, it was announced that the De Niro collection at the Ransom Center was open to researchers and the public. … Read More
De Niro announced that he would appear in the film version of the BBC crime series Edge of Darkness in 2010; however, just after he arrived to begin shooting, De Niro left the film due to creative differences. … Read More
In 2011, De Niro was the President of the Jury for the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
2012 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, he starred in the films Silver Linings Playbook, Freelancers, Red Lights, and Being Flynn. … Read More
2015 71 Years Old On April 8, 2015, De Niro revealed that he'll play Enzo Ferrari in a movie to be released in 2016.
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