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->''"Don't try it, you fucker. '''You talkin' to me?''' You talkin' to me?"''
-->--'''Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle''' in ''Film/TaxiDriver''

Robert Anthony De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is one of the greatest actors in American film history. [[TypeCasting He appears in a lot]] of gangster/cop flicks, and is often compared to Creator/AlPacino. De Niro's most memorable roles include a young Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', Travis Bickle in ''Film/TaxiDriver'', and Jake [=LaMotta=] in ''Film/RagingBull''.

Under Creator/MartinScorsese's direction, he was one of the first actors to really take DyeingForYourArt to the next level and considered to be the heir of Creator/MarlonBrando in the honor roll of MethodActing and a major inspiration for actors in the generations that have followed, including Creator/DanielDayLewis and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio among many others.

Tends to enjoy his privacy, and being asked about his family on interviews is his personal BerserkButton. In recent years he has become known as a prominent supporter of the Democrat Party and likewise has become known for playing a number of parts in comedies, and has often been commended as a public speaker.

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!! Notable for:

* ''Film/MeanStreets'' (1973) - Johnny Boy
* ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' (1974) - Vito Corleone
** He won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for that role, which is the only role for which two different actors have won acting Oscars.
* ''[[Film/{{Novecento}} 1900]]'' (1976) - Alfredo Berlinghieri
* ''Film/TaxiDriver'' (1976) - Travis Bickle
* ''Film/NewYorkNewYork'' (1977) - Jimmy Doyle
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' (1978) - Michael Vronsky
* ''Film/RagingBull'' (1980) - Jake [=LaMotta=]
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' (1985) - David "Noodles" Aaroson
* ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' (1985) - Harry Tuttle
* ''Film/TheMission'' (1986) - Rodrigo Mendoza
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987) - Al Capone
* ''Film/AngelHeart'' (1987) - Louis Cyphre[[spoiler:/Satan]]
* ''Film/MidnightRun'' (1988) - Jack Walsh
* ''Film/{{Awakenings}}'' (1990) - Leonard Lowe
* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' (1990) - Jimmy Conway
* ''Film/CapeFear'' (1991) - Max Cady
* ''Film/ABronxTale'' (1993) - Lorenzo Anello, also his [[DirectedByCastMember directorial debut]]
* ''This Boy's Life'' (1993) - Dwight Hansen
* ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' (1994) - [[FrankensteinsMonster The]] [[NotUsingTheZWord Creature]]
* ''Film/{{Casino}}'' (1995) - Sam "Ace" Rothstein
* ''Film/{{Heat}}'' (1995) - Neil [=McCauley=]
* ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' (1996) - Father Bobby Carillo
* ''Film/WagTheDog'' (1997) - Conrad "Connie" Brean
* ''Film/JackieBrown'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{Ronin}}'' (1998) - Sam
* ''Film/AnalyzeThis'' (1999) and ''Analyze That'' (2002) - Paul Vitti
* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (2000), ''Meet The Fockers'' (2004), and ''Little Fockers'' (2010) - Jack Byrnes
* ''Film/TheScore'' (2001) - Nick Wells
* ''15 Minutes'' (2001) - Eddie Flemming
* ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' (2004) - Don Lino
* ''Film/{{Godsend}}'' (2004) - Dr. Richard Wells
* ''Film/HideAndSeek'' (2005) - David Callaway
* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'' (2006) -- Bill Sullivan (also director)
* ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' (2007) - Captain Shakespeare
* ''Film/RighteousKill'' (2008) - Turk
* ''Film/WhatJustHappened'' (2008) - Ben
* ''Film/EverybodysFine'' (2009) - Frank Goode
* ''Film/{{Machete}}'' (2010) - Senator [=McLaughlin=]
* ''Film/{{Limitless}}'' (2011) - Carl Van Loon
* ''Film/RedLights'' (2012) - Simon Silver
* ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'' (2012) - Pat Solitano, Sr.
* ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' (2013)
* ''Film/GrudgeMatch'' (2013)
* ''Film/TheIntern'' (2015) - Ben Whittaker
* ''Film/{{Joy}}'' (2015) as Rudy Mangano
* ''Film/TheWizardOfLies'' (2017) as Bernie Madoff
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!! Tropes associated with Robert [=De Niro's=] roles:

* AdamWesting: Both ''Analyze This'' (and sequel) and ''Shark Tale'' have him lampooning his old mobster roles. Also in ''Film/RockyAndBullwinkle'', where Fearless Leader asks "You talkin' to me"?
%%* BigApplesauce
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Sometimes played straight, but often times {{Deconstructed}}, {{Downplayed}}, {{Subverted}}, even {{Zig Zagged}}, etc. (especially in his pure dramatic roles).
* EvilIsHammy: Many of his villainous roles have him overacting as much as possible.
* LargeHam: See Main/EvilIsHammy.
%%* TheMafia
* MethodActing: De Niro gained 60 1b. for his role in Film/RagingBull.
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