Saturday, August 17, 2019 16:16 IST
Robert De Niro, one of the greatest actors ever to have walked this planet turns 76 today. De Niro got his start in Brian De Palma's comedy 'Greetings' and has since gone on to star in over 150 films, cementing his status as an actor of a tremendous range.
De Niro was cast as a young Don Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather II' (1974) for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. His second Academy Award win came with Martin Scorcese's 'Raging Bull' (1980), as De Niro won his first Best Actor Academy Award for portraying Jake LaMotta, a brilliant but self-destructive boxer.
In his prestigious career, De Niro has worked with several directors but will be remembered with his collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. Together, they have given cinema some memorable films such as 'Taxi Driver'(1976), 'The King of Comedy'(1984), 'Raging Bull'(1980), 'Cape Fear' (1992).He has also been nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in Martin Scorsese’s 'Taxi Driver'(1976) and 'Cape Fear'(1992), Micheal Cimino's 'The Deer Hunter'(1980), Penny Marshall's 'Awakenings' (1991)and recently for David O. Russel's 'Silver Linings Playbook' (2012).
In the realm of television, he's known for his 'Saturday Night Live' appearances as Robert Mueller and playing Bernie Madoff in HBO's 'The Wizard Of Life'. In spite of such an illustrious career, De Niro is still going strong, as he'll be seen Todd Philip's villain origin story 'Joker' and Martin Scorsese’s mobster drama 'The Irishman'. He's also said to be appearing in crime drama 'After Exile' opposite Shia LaBeouf (Transformers franchise).