By New York Natives Staff

ROBERT DE NIRO

Actor, Director, Producer

Where is he from? Born in Greenwich Village, raised in Little Italy, currently resides in TriBeCa.

What’s he done? De Niro has acted in dozens of films, including Taxi Driver, New York New York, Goodfellas, Meet the Fockers, and Silver Linings Playbook – to name just a few. He has won two Oscars against seven nominations and has received accolades for his career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Why is he an icon? De Niro is the man. He brings intensity to every role he plays, whether a dramatic role or comedic and often collaborates with fellow native icon director Martin Scorsese.

Quote: “I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, ‘There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.'”

 

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Featured photo courtesy of Big Gone

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