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Monday, December 12, 2011

Robert DeNiro

Robert De Niro, Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973 (My Birth Year, Yaaay). 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.

His critically acclaimed, longtime collaboration with 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 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.

Along with Al Pacino, I consider DeNiro to be among the best actors in the industry. Here is a caricature of him , followed by a work in progress shot and some pics from some my favorite DeNiro characters.



Deniro as Bounty Hunter Jack Walsh in Midnight Run:


Max Cady in Cape Fear:


Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver:


Real Life Boxing Champ Jake "Raging Bull" Lamota in raging Bull:


And last but not least, The Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part 2:



Mariusz Kornatka said...

This is a nice caricature Daraf :)


DARAF said...

Thank man, cheers

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