Robert De Niro
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"Robert De Niro" is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly (film)/Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and the Martin Scorsese-directed crime film Mean Streets (1973). 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, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

De Niro's Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro/longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He earned nominations for the neo noir psychological thriller Taxi Driver in 1976 and the psychological thriller Cape Fear (1991 film)/Cape Fear in 1991 (both directed by Scorsese). De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter (1978), Penny Marshall's drama Awakenings (1990), and David O. Russell's romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook (2012). His portrayal of gangster James Burke (gangster)/Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's crime film Goodfellas (1990) earned him a British Academy of Film and Television Arts/BAFTA nomination in 1990.

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I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, 'There's no place like New York. It's the most exciting city in the world now. That's the way it is. That's it.'

There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.

You'll have time to rest when you're dead.

There's nothing more ironic or contradictory than life itself.

I don't like to watch my own movies - I fall asleep in my own movies.

I think Hollywood has a class system. The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum.

The characters that I play are real. They are real so they have as much right to be portrayed as any other characters.

When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.

It's important not to indicate. People don't try to show their feelings, they try to hide them.