Robert De Niro Isn’t Planning To Retire Anytime Soon
Now here is some really good news for Robert De Niro fans, who were worried the star might retire in the near future given his advancing age. De Niro confirmed his intentions that he has no plan to quit making movies, at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, the event in Qatar he co-owns alongside the DFI (Doha Film Institute). De Niro was quoted as saying “I don’t see myself stopping really at this point,” to a huge round of applause from the audience. He then cited Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn and Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper as younger actors whose work he currently admires.
De Niro, who will soon be seen in Luc Besson’s mafia action movie Malavita, was then quizzed on the difference between studio and independent films, having worked extensively in both disciplines: “Independent filmmaking is just as hard as making studio films. You’ll always have people breathing down your neck as it’s always expensive to make a film. You have to deal with the stakeholders and it’s a process. The higher the budget, the higher the pressure. But it is what it is.” For the uninitiated, his first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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His critically acclaimed, longtime collaborations with director Martin Scorsese began with 1973′s Mean Streets, and earned De Niro an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his roles in Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991). In addition, he received nominations for his acting in Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter (1978) and Penny Marshall’s Awakenings (1990). Also in 1990, his portrayal as Jimmy Conway in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination.
He has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000). De Niro directed A Bronx Tale (1993) and The Good Shepherd (2006). He has received accolades for his esteemed career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 2012, he shall be seen in the movies: The Silver Linings Playbook, Freelancers, Red Lights and in Being Flynn.
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