Quotes about Robert De Niro by Leslie Jordan, John Slattery, Nick Flynn, Phil Daniels, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jackie Chan and many others.
I will never be a Robert De Niro or Meryl Streep, the kind of actor that disappears into a role.
When I was coming up, everybody wanted to be Tom Hanks. There was always Robert De Niro and Al Pacino – they were the heavily dramatic stuff. I always had a foot in both camps. The hardest thing was to resist the advice to be like someone else. It took me a while to figure that out.
It takes an entire book to tell you what it was like. To see Robert De Niro play your father – it’s not a simple answer. To see Julianne Moore play your mother. To see Paul Dano play you – that’s an even more inscrutable question… he’s amazing, he’s totally amazing, but I can’t really say if he’s a good me or not.
I like people like Robert De Niro and Anthony Hopkins. And Gianfranco Zola, who played for Chelsea and Italy. He’s an artist with his feet.
Well I’d really love to work with Robert De Niro, because he’s still the most talented actor out there.
I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro.
Robert De Niro… It seemed like a pretty cool thing to do to put his name on my resume next.
Robert de Niro is my favourite actor.
I think if I met Frank Auerbach or Jeff Koons, I’d be more wobbly than if I met Robert De Niro!
Mature roles full of substance the kind played by Robert De Niro and Al Pacino – my favourite actors – is what I want to do.
I loved ‘Life is Beautiful’ and action films are great, like ‘Die Hard.’ My favourite is the mob film – ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Once Upon a Time In America,’ anything with Robert De Niro in it.
When I was working on ‘Men of Honor’ with Robert De Niro, there’s a pipe that he has in the movie, and it took us about six weeks to find the right pipe for him to use and feel comfortable with. It was a great choice, because it was really about what worked with the camera at that time.
I like ‘The Usual Suspects’. Great film. I also like ‘Scarface’, films like that. Lots of gangster films. I really like watching all kinds of films, dramas, romance. I’ll watch comedies. I like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle. I’d like to meet them.
The life of an action star is very short. I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro, like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their 70s or 80s can still act.
I remember the first time I saw Robert De Niro at a party. I didn’t want to run over and shake his hand. I wanted to admire him from a distance. Later, I ended up making a movie with him, and that was fantastic.
Every star, whether it’s Harrison Ford or Robert De Niro, is remembered by one film. Persis is a star in the sky – how can a star be forgotten when all you have to do is look up and see her?
Growing up, I always looked up to males or comedians such as Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. I also love Lucille Ball, from the show ‘I Love Lucy.’