Happy 71st Birthday to Robert De Niro! Considered one of the all-time greats, De Niro has created several iconic roles in classic films including Mean Streets, The Godfather: Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Meet the Parents, Silver Linings Playbook, and this blogger’s personal favorite, Goodfellas.
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION
De Niro’s been nominated for an Oscar a total of seven times. How many has he won?
“It was a glorious time.” Meet Jimmy Conway in Scorsese’s masterpiece, Goodfellas.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
You have no idea that, years later, people in cars will recognize you on the street and shout, "You talkin' to me?" I don't remember the original script, but I don't think the line was in it. We improvised. For some reason it touched a nerve. That happens.
~Robert De Niro on his infamous line in 1976’s Taxi Driver
PHOTO OF THE DAY
We weren't sure if we’d seen De Niro on the tour, but after a little looking around, we found a movie poster!
c) 2. Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather: Part II and Best Actor for Raging Bull.