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Robert De Niro Facts

Film actor, director and producer

  • He was born in Greenwich Village of New York City.
  • His father Robert De Niro, Sr. is a poet, painter and a sculptor.
  • De Niro studied acting.
  • His first movie role came in 1963 in The Wedding Party. The film had a delayed release and came out in 1969.
  • The 1970 Bloody Mama is his second movie.
  • American by nationality, he has citizenship of both United States and Italy.
  • He was awarded the Italian citizenship at the Venice Film Festival in September 2004.
  • His role as young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1974.
  • His next Academy Award for Best Actor came for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull.
  • He was nominated 4 times for the Academy Awards.
  • He won numerous awards and nominations including multiple nominations for the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA.
  • He is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and vocally supported Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election and John Kerry in the 2004 presidential electios.
  • De Niro is set to act in a movie on the film on Bernard Madoff's financial fraud.
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