Hollywood Stars Spirit

'Robert De Niro'


   Born Robert De Niro Jr., on August 17, 1943, in New York City and his nickname through child head was 'Bobby milk' due to his pallor. His parents, father named Robert De Niro Sr., and his mother named Virginia Admiral, they were both artists, separated when he was two years old; De Niro lived mostly with his mother, who started a typesetting and printing business. While attending high school in New York,De Niro began taking drama classes. He studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory as a teenager, dropping out of high school at age 16 to act professionally and continue his studies at the prestigious Actors Studio.

   In 1988, De Niro bought a former coffee factory just a few blocks from his loft in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan and converted it into the TriBeCa Film Center, headquarters for Tribeca Films, the Production Company that he founded with Jane Rosenthal. De Niros first project as an executive producer was a disappointing 1989 remake of We're No Angels, written by David Mamet and co-starring De Niro and Sean Penn.

   Robert De Niro was private about his personal life; he was married to the actress Diahnne Abbott from 1976 to 1988. The couple had one son, Raphael, and De Niro adopted Abbott's daughter from a previous marriage, Dreena. A lengthy romance with model-turned-restaurateur Toukie Smith produced twin sons, Aaron and Julian, through a surrogate mother. In 1997, De Niro married longtime girlfriend Grace Hightower, a former flight attendant. The couple had a son, Elliott, in 1998. De Niro reportedly filed for divorce in the summer of 1999.

The Films that 'Robert De Niro' have starred in :-

Greetings (1968)

The Wedding Party (1969)

Sam's Song/The Swap (1969)

Hi Mom! (1970)

Bloody Mama (1970)

Jennifer on My Mind (1971)

Born To Win (1971)

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

Mean Streets (1973)

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Taxi Driver (1976)

The Last Tycoon (1976)

1900 (1976)

New York, New York (1977)

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Raging Bull (1980)

True Confessions (1981)

The King of Comedy (1983)

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Falling in Love (1984)

Brazil (1985)

The Mission (1986)

Angel Heart (1987)

The Untouchables (1987)

Midnight Run (1988)

Jacknife (1989)

We're No Angels (also exec. prod.) (1989)

Stanley and Iris (1990)

GoodFellas (1990)

Awakenings (1990)

Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

Backdraft (1991)

Cape Fear (1991)

Mad Dog and Glory (1992)

Night and the City(1992)

Mistress (also co-prod.) (1992)

This Boy's Life (1993)

A Bronx Tale (also dir., co-prod.)(1993)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

Les Cent et une nuits (cameo) (1995)

Casino (1995)

Heat (1995)

The Fan (1996)

Sleepers (1996)

Marvin's Room (1996)

 Cop Land (1997)

Jackie Brown (1997)

Wag the Dog (1997)

Great Expecations (1998)