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->''"Don't try it, you fucker. '''[[YouTalkinToMe 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. Tends to enjoy his privacy, and being asked about his family on interviews is his personal BerserkButton.

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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"?
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* 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.
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