Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Little known facts about De Niro

  • One of the two leading actors of Grudge Match was born and raised in Little Italy, and was a member of a gang for a brief period. He quit school when he was 16 to dedicate his education to acting.

  • He was the first actor to win an Oscar for a role almost completely in a non-English language. In Godfather he spoke one of Italian dialects with only a few lines in English.
  • Also, he and Marlon Brando were the first  to win Academy awards for the same character in two different movies.
  • He was considered for the role of Hanibal Lector, Max in Collateral, and he turned down the role of Jesus in "The Last Temptation of Christ".
  • He held the world record as the actor who gained most weight for a single role. He put on sixty pounds for the "Raging Bull".
  • He was diagnosed with prostate cancer but after an operation the cancer is in the remission.
  • As a Democrat supporter he lobbied in 1998 against the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

  • He also supported Al Gore, John Kerry and Obama.

  • He was interrogated by the police about his connections with prostitution ring while staying in France. After that he said that he would never return to France and that he had never paid for sex and even if he had it wouldn't have been a crime.

  • He studied in the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in New York at the same time as Al Pacino but in a different class.

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