Top 10 Facts - Robert De Niro
Fact #1

Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York.

Fact #2

For his role in raging bull Robert gained about 60 pounds by eating loads of spaghetti and ice cream.

Fact #3

His stage debut at age 10, when he played the cowardly Lion in a school production of the Wizard of Oz.

Fact #4

Robert worked as cab driver to prepare for the role of bickle.

Fact #5

Robert dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue acting and studied acting at the Stella Adler conservatory and Lee Strasberg's actors studio.

Fact #6

He paid a dentist to mess up his teeth for the role of Mad Max Cady in Cape Fear, then paid even more to get them sorted out.

Fact #7

Robert has been nominated for an academy award five times and has won twice for his role in the godfather: part 2 and raging bull.

Fact #8

In 1987, De niro was the president of the jury at the 15th Moscow international film festival.

Fact #9

Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando are the only actors to win an Oscar for playing the same character, Vito Corleone.

Fact #10

In february 1998, during a film shoot in France, De Niro was taken in for question by french police over a prostitution ring.

Fact #11
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