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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 De Niro''' (born 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 AlPacino. De Niro's most memorable roles include [[Film/TheGodfather Vito Corleone]], [[TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]], and [[RagingBull Jake LaMotta]]. 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/TheGodfather The Godfather Part II]]'' (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
* ''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/WagTheDog'' (1997) - Conrad "Connie" Brean
* ''Film/{{Ronin}}'' (1998) - Sam
* ''Film/AnalyzeThis'' (1999) and ''Analyze That'' (2002)
* ''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/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)
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!! Tropes Associated with Robert [=De Niro=]

* AdamWesting: Both ''Analyze This'' (and sequel) and ''Shark Tale'' have him lampooning his old mobster roles.
* BigApplesauce
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Sometimes played straight, but often times deconstructed, downplayed, subverted, even zig-zagged, etc. (especially in his pure dramatic roles).
* DyeingForYourArt: He gained weight (''The Untouchables'') or muscle (''Raging Bull'') for a few roles, and even paid to screw up his teeth for ''Cape Fear''.
* EvilIsHammy: Many of his villainous roles have him overacting as much as possible.
* TheMafia
* MethodActing
* ProductionPosse: He was previously MartinScorsese's go-to actor (a role since taken by LeonardoDiCaprio, who coincidentally debuted alongside De Niro in ''This Boy's Life'').
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