How Well Do You Know Robert De Niro?
One of the most iconic American actors ever, Robert De Niro has lived his life on the screen. De Niro has earned multiple Academy Award nominations and multiple Academy Award wins, and he has starred in such films as The Godfather Part II, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and many more. His films with director Martin Scorsese are what helped make him a household name. De Niro gave some legendary performances and has been a star on the screen since his first film. No matter which era of Robert De Niro you are most familiar with, you’ve seen some great performances and films in it.
Those films don’t even have to have earned him an Oscar nomination. He’s been in so many movies that you’d be hard-pressed to have not seen one with him in it. He has been a favorite of many critics, including Roger Ebert. But just how well do you know Robert De Niro? Think you have the in on this Goodfella? Take the quiz to find out.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is an American actor born in Manhattan. He starred in his first film, Greetings, directed by Brian de Palma, back in 1968. But it wasn't until Mean Streets in 1973, when he got together for the first time with Martin Scorsese, that he became a bit of a breakout star. He earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor playing young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II the next year. Whether it was playing Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, Jimmy Doyle in New York, New York, Carl Van Loon in Limitless, David Merrill in Guilty by Suspicion, Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull (for which he won the Best Actor Oscar), or even directing himself in A Bronx Tale, De Niro has done a lot of work in a lot of different movies.
Roger Ebert often spoke highly of his performances. He has starred alongside Bradley Cooper, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Nick Nolte, and many more. He has two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, the Cecil B. Demille Award, the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and many more accolades. De Niro got an Oscar nod in five different decades, with his eighth Academy Award nomination coming in 2020. He's known as a tough guy, but he has embraced lighter roles in his older age too.